Ok I upgraded my power supply to a 300 watt ATX, ordered from 3D Cool, so it's definitely a good supply, but here's my problem now...
I’m having a very odd problem with my new AMD Processor. I have it plugged into an A-Bit KG7 motherboard with the latest BIOS update for Athlon XP support. The problem I’m having with it, is that it will not boot into XP at anything higher than 1512Mhz (12.0x126Mhz). The processor does POST at 1.6ghz, and also goes as far as starting to load Windows (XP Professional), but then I get a blue screen, stating that I was having some sort of hardware problem. The message was:
Then it said to check my hardware configuration and try booting into safe mode. At the end of the screen it gave some sort of stop error code that read:
I’m not sure but I think it’s a hardware resource or something of that nature. Anyway, I was wondering if you could help me figure out in any way how to get the full potential out of this processor
My hardware specifications are as follows…
AMD Athlon XP 1900+
512mb PC2100 Registered ECC DDR SDRAM from Crucial
VisionTek GeForce 3 Ti 200, 64mb
ABit KG7 Motherboard
SoundBlaster Live! Value soundcard
Linksys LNE TX100 PNic Ethernet card
IBM DeskStar 46gb ATA-100 HDD
Creative Labs 56x CD-Rom
Windows XP Professional, upgrade installation from Windows 98 SE
My guess is that the upgraded install may be a problem, but I want to make sure
A couple of things to try:
1. Set the FSB to 133 and the PCI divider to 1/4 or select Athlon XP1900 in the BIOS.
2. Set the DDR voltage to 2.5V, some DDR modules prefer lower setting as 2.5V is the standard.
3. Remove the SBlive card and try to install XP without it, you have a 686b Southbridge which can give problems with the SBLive.
4. Check if your DDR speed is set to auto and CAS 2.5.
Do you have enabled ECC check, if you have see if disabling helps.
How does your BIOS detects your CPU, does it say Athlon XP 1600+?
Also try if reseting the BIOS works.
My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground .
No good booting into safe mode, no good removing all hardware except graphics board, ECC is disabled.
I ordered ECC because I need registered SDRAM to use all 4 slots on the motherboard. Oddly enough, the system is now running stable at 1536Mhz (12 x 128Mhz). It just doesn't make sense to me. I've tried adjusting voltages, setting up everything manually, all that good stuff, but still no go
Have you tried a fresh install of windows xp? Generally upgrading os's especially from one entire core technology to another is a no no in my book.
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The memory is already installed correctly, that was my initial problem (ha!), and everything else mentioned I've tried except for the clean XP install, which I had hoped to save as a last resort before the absolute last resort (new mobo), but I think I'll try that soon.