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Old 06-21-2004, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy I've changed my cpu, now my pc keeps crashing PLEASE HELP!

ok so I installed a new cpu, a pentium 4, 2.4GHz and now my system will crash very frequently. To check if it was the cpu I put the old one back in, a celeron 1.8. The system did not crash with the celeron. Does anyone have any ideas how to solve the problem (assuming that it is not a structual fault in the cpu). Do i need to make changes in bios, or change drivers etc. Ive checked that the mobo supports my cpu. Any advice would be hugely appricated. please help me!!!

My specs:

XP sp1
celeron 1.8 533fsb/ p4 2.5 533 ~ acting dodgy
256 + 128 pc2100
asus p4s533-mx

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Old 06-21-2004, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what wattage powersupply do you have? Newer CPUs take more power

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Old 06-21-2004, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do ya get a message when it crashes or does it just reset?
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Old 06-22-2004, 04:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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your PC 2.4 Ghz running at 533Mhz FSb or 800 Mhz Fsb???

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Old 06-22-2004, 04:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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my p4 runs at 533MHz (FSB). MY power supply is 400W but, its a bit dodgy and i have like 4 fans running off it so im getting a new one with more power output. When it crashes or freezes, sometimes theres a message when xp has loaded up again: microsoft windows: this programme had recovered from a serious error.....
Does bios normally change the settings automatically, or do i need to change some settings?
[size=0.5]CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000 Socket 754
Mobo: MSI K8T Neo
Memory: Cosair value select 2 X 512MB PC3200 CAS 2.5
HD: 2x 80GB SATA Seagate Barracuda 7200 in Raid 0
Video: Leadtek Geforce 6800 GT
Speakers: Logitech z640 [/size]
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