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Thread: problem after trying to overclock




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    was trying to overclock my mother board fsb to 166 mhz and was unable to boot my pc after that.

    reset my cmos and everything was back to normal, or thats wat i thought. im having this problem that my pc will restart itself automatically when i play games. no warning or anything, it just shut down and reboots itself.

    pls advice, if any 1 knows wat can be done to resolve this problem.

    my pc specs are below, if u need to know them to understand the situation.

    amd xp 2400+
    soltek mainboard SL-75FRN2-L fsb 333 agp 8x
    gf4 ti4200 128 mb agp 8x
    512 ddr ram 333 mhz


    pls advice.. urgent =\

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    This is actualy a common problem it seems. Firstly check if your temperatures are ok. Check if a 3rd party monitoring program such as MM is turning off your comp cause you told it to. Scan for viruses. If it's not one of those most likely it's your PSU (My friend had SAME exact prob. And he thought it was his mobo). If not the PSU it could be the mobo.
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

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    PSU = ?

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    i have checked my cpu temp, its abt 56 degress. its cool and the auto shut down feature has been disabled. no viruses also. no 3rd party software that monitors my temperature too.

    is there any other things that i need to check?

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    56 degrees is REALLY hot for stock speeds on the Athlon XP. Make sure you TIM (thermal interface material) is contacting the core nicely. And if this is idle temps then your real problem may be the CPU temp, not the PSU. if your not using any case lighting, and no high-end video card, a 250 watt PSU should work fine. On my work computer (HP 734n) it has a 175 watt PSU and an Athlon 2400, 2 CD drives, HHD, FDD and modem+firewire card. It is super stable at this watt-amount (wattage?)
    <font color=orange>AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (166*11=1883MHz) -|- Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev2.0 -|- Corsair XMS PC3200 512 MB RAM 2T-3-3-6 @DDR333 -|- Leadtek A250 TD GF4 TI 4400 300/630 -|- 40 Gig Quntaum Fireball AP+ -|- 52x Samsung CD-ROM Drive -|- SB Live Digital 5.1 -|- Antec SG case w/350 Watt Power-Up PSU</font>

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    ure processor is gonna fry if u don't get that sorted
    What the fcuk happened to my sig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugbydude
    ure processor is gonna fry if u don't get that sorted
    it wont fry, but itll be unstable, and of course it will shorten its life

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    What HSF are ya usin'?
    Have you installed the HSF correctly?
    What case are ya usin'? (a link would be good)
    What case fans are in place? (intake/exhaust and positions)

    But yes 56C is very warm though if ya usin' WinXP go to Admin Tools in the Control Panel and checkout the Event Viewer logs as you may also have a driver problem.

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    did you also lower the multiplier after raising the fsb? i got my 2400+ to 166fsb and the highest stable multiplier is 13.5, 14 and i can't even run 3dmark

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