3 months back my PC started freezing.. i had to lower CPU speed. a month ago I find out my Video Card is bad (ASUS AH 3650).. i replaced it with a BIOSTAR GeForce 5500... no more freezes and I'm running my CPU at my regular maxxed speed..
1 week later (today) my PC freezes again and back to the same problem. now the only way i can run my PC is just like before... if I lower my CPU say from 2700+ to 1000mhz (133mhz and 7.5x in BIOS)
WHAT CAN I DO? it seems it was my video card but is it??? my old ASUS card wont even run at low CPU settings now.. it freezes either way. did my new card die? is my motherboard screwed up? i posted in so many sections but nobody seems to know what is my problem.
ASUSTek Computer INC Mobo (A7N8X Deluxe)
AMD Athlon XP: Thoroughbred, Socket A 2700+
3 gigs of RAM (Corsair 2 sticks regular of 1 each, and the 3rd XML)
BIOSTAR GeForce 5500
PLANET WL-8310 Wireless Card
200G Seagate (Master)
500GB Wester Digitital SATA
LG DVD Writer
Coolmax AP-550X Power Supply
WinFast TV2000 XP Expert WDM TVTuner
It may likely be the psu as stated but check all of your temperatures before you go out and buy any parts. You may just be overheating. Especially on a cpu that old. Dust/bad case air flow...
Also Upendra09 his model number is 2700+ Its default clock speed is not 2.7ghz. It is low in the low 2ghz range. 2-2.2ghz. The fastest athlon xp was somewhere in the 2.3ghz range I believe. I'm to lazy to actually look it up though.
ok, thanks guys. is there a program that lets me check the temps in my PC parts? ill look in BIOS for vcore but give me some time.. my internet is going down daily as well
also, i do have a better video card coming in mail (GeForce 7600 GS) but im afraid to even put that thing in my PC now cuz I'm afraid it will die too. i wanna resolve this issue before anything.
and as far as buying a new computer... I DONT EVEN HAVE A JOB! i gotta worry about my rent and spending my savings on that instead of spending a G on a new PC. thats 2 months of rent man...
p.s. it was a software issue too. i had to replace a different hard drive cuz my old one had XP on it for so many years with so much crap on it, i couldnt even scan with antivirus without it stopping on certain files. so its a hardware issue now....
core temp will not work with the althon XP and im not sure if real temp can read a cpu that is that old either.
From what i seening, real temp cant use the heat sensor on AMD cpus.
The only thing i can say that may work is Speedfan. although it may get confusing due to speed fan will not show directly what senor is the cpu. (issue is with Athlon xp and Intel P4 and before.)
SpeedFan said I get 11.80V on +12V rails. is that good/bad? there was some other info but I forgot cuz I ran it a few days ago. But if you want me to run it again let me know ill restart my pc and reboot it with 2700+ speed for it.