i've just upgraded my AMD k6 300 (4.5x66) to an AMD k6-3 400 (4x100) .

i checked the mobo specs and updated its bios.

the system has been very unstable eversince. i get frequent error messages (this application has created errors), and RunDll errors and then a crash, resulting in windows having to restore a backup of the registry.

this, it cannot do and goes into a cycle of backingup and restoring the registry.

i've tried different memory, different memory clock speeds, setting CPU voltage + autosetting it. i'm now trying running at 5.5x66 = 366.

i've also got the following error message when installing windows :

"Rundll32 caused an invalid page fault in module Kernel32.dll at 0167:bff9db61


EAX=c0026981 CS=0167 EIP=bff9db61 EFLGS=00010216
EBX=ffffffff SS=016f ESP=0053gcle8 EBP=00540084
ECX=00000000 DS=016f ESI=81613dcc FS=2cl77
EDXbff76855 ES=016f EDI=00540120 GS=0000

bytes at CS:EIP

53 8b 15 e4 9c fc bf 56 89 4d c4 57 89 4d dc 89"

is this a memory related message?

should i just put it in the bin ........

any advice appreciated

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  1. What type of Mobo do you have..
    And what type of memory module do you use...
    You need at least dim 100 mhz

    Please put your awnser below this one
  2. hi thanks for your reply,

    its spacewalker shuttle HOT591P

    i've tried both PC100 and PC133 memory.

    is that error message memory related?

    i can get holed of other mem to try.


  3. Hey man i used to have the k6-2 cpu's and i always used a Red Fox board. They might not be the best board out there but they are stable and reliable, i never had any problems with that board. But my guess would be something in Bios is wrong maybe? id try unplugging all your cards (sound, nics, modem ect...) except for video and see what happens.
  4. look at this forum\ Components\ Cpu,S\k6 2+500 boot problem
    Page 1
    read it carfully...

    Other wise if its posible set you bios to

    multi 5.5
    75 mhz
    voltage to 2.00

    Your system wil run 413 mhz.. But stable..
    Let me know

  5. Is it an old K6-3 or the newer K6-3+. I have the original K6-3 400 and it is picky. What voltage you using? I have to run it at 2.4V or it will blue screen like crazy. I also can't OC it at all. Try increasing the Voltage a tad.

    "Water-Cooled CPU Runner"
  6. What board did you have (you need a superTX (ALi IV or ALi V or SiS530 or VIA 5591 support 100 MHz bus - the Super7 spec) equivalent chipset, intel doesnt have any of those)?
    check you RAM, does it support 100 MHz?

    Just to make sure, run your new CPU with old frequency settings and see whether the same thing occurs. If it doesnt then something (your mobo or RAM or some older component) does not support 100 MHz.

    Better upgrade you motherboard to Asus P5A or P5A-B, the best super7 boards I've seen. or even the RedFox board is okay, I have used it. and also make sure RAM is PC100.

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