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ASRock G41M-VS3 with Pentium 4s with 800MHz FSB, Ram DDR3 1333 Problem

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June 18, 2011 6:38:45 AM

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
EuP Ready
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

ASRock G41M-VS3:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?model=g41m-vs3

Thank you.
a b V Motherboard
June 18, 2011 7:18:41 AM

old Pentium 4s not support with your Mobo and DDR3
June 18, 2011 7:41:55 AM

Thank you very much,

So there is no escape from purchasing new CPU
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June 18, 2011 7:48:47 AM

yep you must get new CPU minimum intel dual Core, C2D better, quadcore fast
June 18, 2011 7:51:13 AM

Thanx a lot then, henydiah.
April 20, 2012 12:02:23 AM

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 :D 
Don't always believe the net. lol
April 20, 2012 12:11:09 AM

PS Ram will underclock to speed of the CPU's FSB anyway,if the board supports that particular CPU
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