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MSI KT400 cpu speed issue

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October 8, 2002 3:24:04 PM

I recently built a system with an MSI KT400 mobo, Athlon XP 2000+ cpu and 512 PC2100 DDR memory. The default bus speed is 100, which is a 1.250 ghz processor. I clocked it up to 133, because that is an XP 2000+ cpu. However, when I clocked it up my system became very unstable to the point where the os would not boot and would have major problems in windows. The board is very new, so there is not much support for it. Any suggestions?
October 8, 2002 3:35:18 PM

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October 8, 2002 3:35:29 PM

Is your RAM set at "SPD"?
What model and wattage is your power supply?

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October 8, 2002 5:50:05 PM

My memory is set to SPD. The PS is an antec I believe and is a 350Watt. I also have a total of four interior fans: 1 cpu, 3 4 pin. Maybe I should get a 400 or 450 watt???
October 8, 2002 6:58:55 PM

PSU possible problem: The best you could do is to MONITOR de voltages from the 3.3+ and 5.0+ Lines, using the software inluded with your motherboard.

Please post a detailed list of all the hardware installed (RAM, HDD, CD-R) and temperatures.


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October 10, 2002 1:21:39 AM

Athlon XP 2000+ cpu
MSI KT4 Ultra 6590-010 mobo
2X 256MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (crucial)
40X24X40 Sony CDRW
16X aopen DVD rom drive
2X 20gb IBM Desktar 7200rpm ATA 100 HDD
Geforce4 TI 4200 128MB agp vid card
aopen 10/100 nic card
onboard sound

3 4-pin cooling fans
1 thermaltake volcano 7 cooling fan
350 watt PS
1.44mb FDD

average CPU temp is 115-125 degress Fahrenheit
average Mobo temp is 95-105 degress Fahrenheit
October 10, 2002 2:05:28 AM

You really have a lot of hardware being fed by the PSU.
Disconnect the maximum things you can such as CDRW, DVD one of the HDD (only if you are NOT in RAID) case cooling fans, NIC card and 1 of the RAM sticks.

If the stability problem disappears, the problem would be pointing to the PSU

I assume you did install the 4 in 1 drivers and NVIDIA drivers.


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October 10, 2002 1:45:19 PM

Yeah I installed all of the drivers for the mobo and made sure they were the most up-to-date. I will check out your suggestion and let you know what happens. Thanks!
October 10, 2002 6:38:55 PM

well since u said default is 100mhz maybe your vcore voltage is set kinda low
i think default should be 1.7v for that cpu

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