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Computer Malfunctioning?

by darkdragon1031 / March 28, 2005 6:09 AM PST

hello i have a problem with my computer:
windows xp sp2
2500 mhz barton athlon
asus A7V600 motherboard
200 gig wd hd

It turns off by itself. i don't think its overheating cause when i installed motherboard monitor(temperature monitor) it displays a fairly cool temp(50 c).
Before it turns off it does something weird.. the comp slows down and then 5 secs later it freezes the screen shakes a little. after that it just turns off.

if anyone with any information or clue on whats goin on it'll be a lot of help.

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Dark, Someplace To Start...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 28, 2005 6:37 AM PST

First, clean things up a little by following the procedures in the links below:

Start by downloading, installing, updating, then running ALL of the free spyware removal programs from the links below:


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by darkdragon1031 / April 2, 2005 7:11 AM PST

thx for the tips.
i had ad aware, spybot sd and norton installed, updated and scanned already before the problem arose and i get rid of spyware and others problem pro daily.

The bios gives me this error message that goes something like this "hung for an improper cpu speed".the cpu was set at 1400 mhz at the time. i changed it to 1100, the lowest and it hasn't been acting up yet...

i have cleaned the fans and cleared it out with teh compressed air can and it doesn;t make a diff.

ill try your suggestion to rid all uneeded programs and defrag the hd and hopefully it'll work better.

thx again for the great tips =)

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Ah, Overclocking....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 3, 2005 1:09 AM PST
In reply to: hmm...

...That would explain the mentioned problems. It's sounds like you got things running better now though..

Good job.


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That's NOT overclocking
by Ray Harinec / April 3, 2005 1:22 AM PST
In reply to: Ah, Overclocking....

that CPU should run at 1.83 GHz. Of course, that is assuming that it has the correct memory installed and isn't overclocking the memory.

No wonder it was not showing overtemp running at only 1.4 GHz.

The multiplier is 11, but it takes 166 MHz DDR to run at the 1.83GHz.

My guess is that he doesn't have the correct memory.

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Thanks Ray, You're Right...I Wasn't Paying Attention...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 3, 2005 1:30 AM PST the original post...It's early here in California.


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How certain are you that the MBM
by Ray Harinec / March 29, 2005 12:28 AM PST

readings arte correct??? The cover off as Grif suggested may answer that.

Many CPU's throttle down as they get too hot and then shutdown when they hit the max temp.

Got any temp limits set in the BIOS that are shutting you down too soon????

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What speed memory is in the system
by Ray Harinec / April 3, 2005 1:27 AM PST

and what speed did you tell the BIOS that the memory is???? You may have been accidently overclocking the memory.

At 1100 MHz it presently is running the memory at 100 MHz [200 DDR]. Should be totally stable at that speed. LOL

You need DDR 333 to run the CPU at its design speed of 1.83GHz [1833MHz].

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by darkdragon1031 / November 12, 2005 5:47 AM PST
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