Originally posted by magouster
Not to insult your intelligence, but what is the "normal" frequency you are reffereing to? I'm only asking cause I've read a similiar question on another forum. For the 2800+ it should be 2000MHz, and not 2800MHz. Just my 2 cents
the XP 2800+ Barton runs at 2.08GHZ stock I think (might be 2.18, but I don't think so)
anyway, Athlon XP's do tend to run fairly hot. what heatsink is on it? and what kind of airflow does your case get?
it could be the heat. my family's Athlon XP 2800+ machine used to overheat and occasionally crash, before I added extra cooling.
however it could also be the motherboard, RAM or a combination of the three things. it's not uncommon for bad quality RAM and/or motherboards to cause crashes