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Game Crashing/Freezing

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March 18, 2012 7:34:11 AM

Hello,
i have 2 problems .. my pc specs are:
Pentium4 3bit 2.4Ghz/ Running at 1.8Ghz (dont know why)
VIA P4X266-8233 Board
Kingston DDR1 512+256=768mb ram
Inno3d FX5500 AGP 8x(running on 4x cuz my board doesnt support 8x)
Windows XP sp2 (i had sp3 still had same problem)
300W PSU

First of all plz tell me why my Processor is operating on 1.8Ghz where it should work on 2.4Ghz, does my board not support it also my Processor's FSB is 533mhz but its operating at 400mhz, i tried to overclock once but it ddnt work out max overclock was 1.98Ghz but on it windows got curropt and gave errors so i reinstalled windows and brought processor to default :/ 

Second Problem is all games are crashing after 10-15 seconds after running them they worked pretty well before whats wrong now? plz help me out :/ 

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March 18, 2012 7:50:04 AM

i would have to see your bios options to know where to start. and i cant look them up because you listed a chip on your motherboard instead of your motherboard.
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March 18, 2012 7:59:58 AM

farren i searched the board theres no maker model written on it :(  plz help me
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March 18, 2012 8:15:25 AM

they generally put it between card slots or next to the ram.
if you want to go the an extreme you could just post a vid to youtube of you going through your bios. then provide a link here. someone here will be familiar with it, if im not.
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March 18, 2012 8:16:03 AM

its also possible your processor is bad but its far more likely your settings are.
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March 18, 2012 8:22:28 AM

see this this is all i can find ..
Manufacturer : Unspecified
Product : P4X266-8233
Version : Unspecified
Serial Number : Unspecified
Support MP : No

Chassis Information :
Manufacturer : Unspecified
Type : Desktop
Version : Unspecified
Serial Number : Unspecified
Asset : Unspecified

OEM Support :
HPET : No
SLIC : No
nVidia SLI Ready : No
Asus AIBooster : No

Sensor Information :
Hardware Monitoring : ITE SIS950 / IT8705F

On-Board Device Information :
Embedded Controller : No

Slots Information :
Slot PCI : 32-bit [5.0v] - Empty
Slot PCI : 32-bit [5.0v] - In Use
Slot PCI : 32-bit [5.0v] - In Use
Slot PCI : 32-bit [5.0v] - Empty
Slot AGP : 32-bit [5.0v] - In Use

External Connectors :
Serial 16450 Compatible : DB-9 male
Serial 16450 Compatible : DB-9 male
Parallel ECP/EPP : DB25 female
Keyboard : PS/2
Mouse : PS/2

Internal Connectors :
PRIMARY IDE : On Board IDE
SECONDARY IDE : On Board IDE
FDD : On Board Floppy
COM1 : 9 Pin Dual Inline (pin 10 cut)
COM2 : 9 Pin Dual Inline (pin 10 cut)
LPT1 : DB25 female
Keyboard :
PS/2 Mouse : PS/2
USB :
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March 18, 2012 2:39:31 PM

well i looked it up the hard way and i know that those chipsets, the VIA P4X266E + VT8233A were only used one motherboards whose makers ive never heard of. like octec and aska.

its time to retire that antique. you can get whole systems for under $300 that are much faster that that.
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