Originally posted by DJ-CHRIS
Did you try underclocking it in bios like i said? Lower the FSB to 150
You are absoletely right! Taking the speed down to 566Mhz from 850 makes it work perfectly with ME. I could even get it to run at 650. I put a larger fan on and reapplied the thermal paste between the PCU and the heat sink. But that made no difference. It still wouldn't run at its designated speed of 850.
I got everything loaded and the last thing that I had to load was the PC TV, which is the whole purpose of this computer: so that I can have internet and a tv in my tiny room. Then I find out that the PC TV is not compatible with ME.
So I formated again and loaded XP. I was able to get it installed running the processor at 566, which is the lowest speed I can make it go, but it wasn't exactly stable. Now that I have updated with SP2 and put the antivirus software on, I can't even get past searching for a boot record and it overheats.
Is this CPU ready for the trash?