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Old 11-01-2006, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had a problem pop up lately I have no idea what to do to fix it. A bud online pointed me to these forums so I figure I will give em a try!

I am an avid WOW player. While playing one day the screen went blank (Dark). Hard drive LED was lit, but nothing was happening. Kinda shrugged it off and re-booted. Same thing happens again. So, I dissassemble comp, check all my wires, connections, etc. I decide to flash my CMOS just to be safe and re-boot. Worked fine after. Then I remember, " hey, flashing CMOS resets BIOS to default values". So I run CPUID and sure enough I am running at 100 FSB when it should be 400FSB. I reset the FSB to 400. Again, back it goes to crashing. I figure this must be a CPU issue, So, I go buy a new CPU. Again, crashes. I dont know where to go next or what to check. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

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AMD Athlon XP 3200
MSI KT6LSR MoBo ( BIOS is latest Version)
768 mb memory
Sapphire Raedon 9800Pro 128mb
Maxtor UIDE 160gig HD
WD Uide 40gig HD
500 watt PSU ( Cant remember rail values)
19" WS LCD Display Using DVI Input

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Old 11-01-2006, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If i'm not mistaken, your suppose to set your fsb to 200.

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Old 11-01-2006, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah. When your setting your FSB to 400 your basically OCing your processor. Different mobos start at different FSB. If you flash your bios and it starts at 100 then its at stock factory processor speeds. I have no idea how your computer booted up with 400FSB.
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