Recently my motherboard failed, so I purchased ASRock G41M-VS3, with my old Pentium 4s 3 GHz, , 800MHz FSB, the mother supports only DDR3 Ram, 1333 which come with the new board.
I Tested the new hardware, the windows freezes after almost half an hour of gaming or heavy tasks like soft installations, So I realized it may be from the CPU, I replaced it with Core 2 Quad from my Neighborhood and tested without any crashes or freezes or else.
The provider seems to have little experience.
Is there a solution to this without buying new CPU.
ASRock G41M-VS3 Specs:
Supports FSB1333/1066/800/533 MHz CPUs
Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1333(OC)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500, Pixel Shader 4.0, DirectX 10, Max. shared memory 1759MB
Supports ASRock Instant Boot, Instant Flash, OC DNA, ASRock OC Tuner (Up to 158% CPU frequency increase)
Supports Intelligent Energy Saver (Up to 20% CPU Power Saving)
Free Bundle : CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial
You are misinformed dude,I have just purchased two of these boards and have installed a 2.6 Ghz celly running at 533 Mhz.(FSB).This board rocks.Check if you have applied the correct thermal paste and the right amount(i.e a very thin layer).Also check if your cooler is big enough, as a Pentium 3.0 Ghz generates serious amounts of heat. Check your temps in BIOS and make sure your CPU ratio is set correctly.(FSB is set to 200) so in my case it was CPU Ratio(13) x FSB (200) = 2600. happy tinkering
Don't always believe the net. lol