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Offline -D-  
#1 Posted : Saturday, September 21, 2002 8:33:51 AM(UTC)
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Okay, well I get these crashes. Mainly my computer just freezes and during games my screen goes black, game freezes or computer restarts.

after, buying a better PSU(which was not the problem) Its not my sound card, cause it still happens with no sound card in. Its not my video card cause I take it out and use the onboard one and it still happens. And since I use an onboard lan card, I cant take it out to see if its my networking card, but I am sure thats on the case.

So, I am down to the motherbaord and the proccessor. I have a 2100+ xp proccesor. In the bios it would always be set to 13.0x 133/33. Which would get it to 1733mhz. Now, is this setting right? Or do I need to change it to something else.

I changed it currently to 13.0x 100/33 which gets it to 1233mhz. So, I am going to see if it freezes on this setting. Oh, and I dont have any of the packaging cause its all back at home and I cant get there.

Thanks for any help.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, September 21, 2002 8:45:42 AM(UTC)
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Well it should be 1733Mhz but if at 1233Mhz it doesn't freeze, it means it's a cooling problem.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, September 21, 2002 2:47:58 PM(UTC)
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yea check the heaksink make sure its on good and tight.
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#4 Posted : Saturday, September 21, 2002 2:52:59 PM(UTC)
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one other thing make sure that there is ventilation around the computer (like behind the PC) I've never really seen it with PCs but if the path for the air to get out is blocked, like on a PS2, DVD player, receiver, etc., they get real hot real fast.
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#5 Posted : Friday, September 27, 2002 4:00:14 PM(UTC)
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check to see if the voltage is at the proper setting.

Preferably not lower than 1.75 v core

I upd mine to 1.825 and it stoped crashing when i overclocked it but yours insnt overclocked..
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#6 Posted : Friday, September 27, 2002 6:09:57 PM(UTC)
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I had a simialar problem when I first got this XP and it turned out that little white strip of heatsink compound (the one that came on the boxed cpu)was not worth a crap. I cleaned it off and applied some silver heatsink compound and it runs fine now.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, September 28, 2002 11:50:03 AM(UTC)
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-D- : what mobo you got??? - if you've put the CPU in an old mobo then you'll only be able to use 100fsb, also the crashing maybe due to memory being multiple of fsb there fore need to reduce memory multipler thingy.
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#8 Posted : Sunday, September 29, 2002 4:41:27 AM(UTC)
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what is fsb ? hehe.. i have been wondering this for ages.. just fought id ask
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#9 Posted : Sunday, September 29, 2002 6:26:25 AM(UTC)
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The FSB is the Front Side Bus. It's the base frenquency of all CPU in the same line... Let's take Athlon XP in example. They all have a fsb of 133 but they aren't all the same speed so there's the multiplier wich give biggers speed. So with the 2100+ 13x133=1733 which give the speed.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, October 9, 2002 6:38:16 PM(UTC)
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Anyway, you want to run that processor 133/33 because well, its an XP 2100+ why would u want to lower the FSB and run it at 1.2ghz. Dont settle for that. It seems that the stock heatsinks that come with an AMD processor retail, JUST hit the border line of temps that would bother me to run the processor on. I would say get a new heatsink/fan unit, solid copper, if you dont know how to do it a local computer shop can. Those retail AMD heatsink/fans scare me anyway, they go on REALLY tight, and ive sliped thee old flat head screw driver onto a mainboard or two trying to put them on, there horrible.


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