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Trouble, Trouble shooting......

by chrismorey21683 / May 28, 2009 11:32 AM PDT

so i perchased a computer off of craigslist.org. It ran fine for a while but suddenly started running slow and finally crashed completely. (windows loading screen would not post) So i've come to the conclusion that i have a hardware issue. i have an msi k9n sli platinum mother board and a am2 amd 64x. My question is, if my bus speed is 800 mhz but my ram is only 533 than would that mean that my ram is in fact bieng overclocked without me realising it? Causing it to over heat and possibly cause these issues? Thank you for your time! please help!!!

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Find the specs
by Willy / May 28, 2009 3:28 PM PDT

Visit the mtrbd. support website. Find your exact model# mtrbd. there and review the specs and get any manuals, etc., to d/l to have as a reference. Compare the current ram installed to what is required and the range, etc. to those specs.

On another front, maybe you're encountering the problem why the system was sold. Or you've added to the setup either h/w or s/w to unsettle it, done anything recently? Backtrack and review if so done. Most system don't overclock on their own. have you fiddle with any bios setting? As for FSB at 800 and ram at 533, these are separate items. Check into all that.

here is a help link:

tada -----Willy :}

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new OS
by chrismorey21683 / May 29, 2009 12:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Find the specs

i installed a new OS after i crashed the first time and it ran fine for about a week or so then crashed all toghether.when i got the computer it ran fine for about four months so i dont think it had this problem when i bought it.i have not changed any hardware.

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by Willy / May 29, 2009 7:45 AM PDT
In reply to: new OS

AMD cpus and SP3 issues were known to cause problems, like freezes, crashes, etc.. Keywords: "AMD cpu and SP3" I google abit for ya:

While this effects XP based systems, you gave no mention of new OS you installed from your post. If need be recheck the cpu paste, if you hadn't refreshen it, as it does dry out. Clean and repaste the cpu setup. If the cpu ever got real hot because of failed fan, now replaced before you brought it, can have flaky operation. AMD cpus tend not to work very well afterwords. These are my best educated guesses.

tada -----Willy Happy

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