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Dell Dimension 9200 "system does not support installed processor

\015 Have a Dimension 9200, let a friend use it for a month, long story short, during boot i get a "system does not support installed processor" It will boot about 50% of the time, the other it just freezes on the windows login screen. I have double checked the processor, just to make sure my idiot friend didnt swap or anything, its the correct one. any thoughts?\015

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This is really hard to say. Maybe he messed around in the BIOS settings and tried to overclock your processor. First thing I would do is to go into the BIOS (press F2 during startup) and check every setting. You can also reset it to default and see if that makes a difference.

Another possibility is that there is an issue with the RAM. Did you (or he) install new RAM? Look here to find a list of possible issues.

Check Dell's support page, to see if you can upgrade your BIOS.
Check your Device Manager (click Windowskey+R, type devmgmt.msc) for any unusual entries.

That's all I can think of right now. But please come back and post your findings (even if everything looks ok), so we can look into other places.
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