hey everyone! i got some news after for awhile not even visiting here.
as i have mentioned i awhile ago, i have hte parts i need, but i had a couple of minor problems as the socket of the previous Intel Celeron D didnt match the motherboard, so i went ahaead to just buy an OEM 775 Celeron D CPU which is now perfect, and that i have a good enough power supply unit to handle and a good graphics card.
and not to forget to mention, as i had 2 NB coolers, i went ahead to open the ThermalTake Extreme Spirit-II and left the Noctua NC-U6 unopened.
i had to look for a tiny hard drive in my house enough to install windows XP,, but i had one already that was preinstalled so i used that one and all connections where IDE not SATA, that i will come later.
the cables of the powersupply unit always got in the way and that really worried me and frustrated me as to such implicity. but in any way, i connected everything.
and after this and htat, it came to the moment of truth. i flicked the switched on the PSU and i saw a blue light lit up in the motherboard. and then it was time to push the button.
pushed the button.
everything came on. but had to quickly switch it off as we quickly realized the fan wasnt spinning. thus i did. and as i mentioned the power cables got in the way. and again pushed it back on. it spins.
on the monitor, it read 'Overclock failed!.....System Haulted.' and i quickly switched it off, as to my realization, the previous owner used it for overclocking precisely.
so i turned it back on but entered the bios and loaded the default settings, Exit and Save Changes.
and the computer restarted and it seems it had gome past the point of no return. and it restarted again. however i saw this as a good sign, as it booted up with no problem but didnt go to the OS, which is precisely why we put in a XP SP2 CD in and pressed the 'R' key to repair the system. after a 30mins wait, it finshed after it said 39mins.
and thus Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 loaded up.
i think so, i have waited for sooo many months just to know that this motherboard after suggestions that it doenst work actually does work! and with the RAM i entered deemed to be one of my problems that i think it wasnt going to work as because of the compatibility list.
and about the Dielectric Grease, it seems it didnt kill it, it seems to have protected it!
my story of my experience to find out that this untested motherboard i have won from eBay after months works afterall. not knowing exactly now what to do.
Cheers. but not the end