APIC Error

anason

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hi ,
i have a dual cpu mainboard but i have only one cpu on it which is pIII 1000 mhz.when i try to install any nt based windowses, my computer crashes during istallation. While trying to install linux again my computer crashes during installation but i have noticed a message in Linux APIC error.what is it ? buying 2. cpu solve this problems ?
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scamtrOn

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change your apic mode in the bios and give it another try.

also, if thats the only cpu, you need a terminator card in the other slot. or just buy another cpu. is this a 440bx chipset?

</font color=red><b><font color=orange>my sys:
mobo: Abit AN7 @ 442 FSB
CPU: AXPm 2600+ @ 4100+
ram: corsair xms @ 1:1 running 2.5-3-3-6
HDD: two raptors on raid 0
vid: 9800pro @ 467mhz GPU and 834mhz ram<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by scamtrOn on 05/14/04 03:45 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

anason

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no it has i815 chipset.and acorp mainboard (acorp i815epd)
i couldnt find anything about apic in my bios :/ where exactly it is ? or does it have a different name ?
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anason

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an another question :)
i only see that there is a terminator cards for only slot mainboards.isn't there any socket terminator card ?
 

scamtrOn

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i'm sorry dood, for some weird reason i was thinking old chipset boards :eek: you don't need a terminator.


now back to your apic errors. apic errors usually aren't a cause, but a symptom. the best thing to do is to flash your bios first. now if that doesn't fix your problem, you can try a few other things. if you have a "load fail safe" option in your bios, use it for testing. also disable anything you don't need to do just an installation of your OS. my best guess is its some setting you should be able to change that is causing the problem if the bios flash doesn't get you going.
also run <A HREF="http://www.memtest86.com/" target="_new">this</A> program and make sure your ram is fine as a last resort.


at this point i'm going to wait till after you flash the bios. it would also be nice if you gave us more info. when it happened? how it happened? what were you doing when it happened? when it started to happen? has it always happened? did you try any other OS? tell us anything that might help.

</font color=red><b><font color=orange>my sys:
mobo: Abit AN7 @ 442 FSB
CPU: AXPm 2600+ @ 4100+
ram: corsair xms @ 1:1 running 2.5-3-3-6
HDD: two raptors on raid 0
vid: 9800pro @ 467mhz GPU and 417mhz ram
 

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