Compaq Presario 5000 keeps freezing for no reason

By loer
Jan 28, 2005
  1. handcuff

    handcuff TS Rookie Posts: 34

    MoBo then, CPU now.

    Hello, GSM.

    Yep ! Still going that Presario. I was wondering if you can tell me if I can upgrade the CPU from a 950 MHz to a much better one. On eBay, they have some that go to 1800 MHz, all socket A, 462 pin, Athlon.

    The question is: these are 333 FSB and my MoBo is 133, with 133 RAM ? Will this work, will it bring down the CPU to the available rate ? Picking your mind now.

    Thanks a mega. JP aka handcuff.
  2. gsm

    gsm TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Hello handcuff,

    I really don't know if 333 will work. I don't expect it will. I am sorry.

  3. Compaq56

    Compaq56 TS Rookie

    I have that same problem for years now and I decided to look it up, due to headaches to the freezing of my pc. I've used a soldering iron before and was wondering if that chip is somthing u can buy at a local electonics shop? somewhere I can pay cash up front.

    btw, gsm thanks for giving your diagnosis on the web,

  4. handcuff

    handcuff TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Four years soon.

    Hello GSM, Sir.

    You started me on this repair now 4 years soon and the Presario 5WV271 is still running. Greatly updated as when fixed it was worth doing this.

    It now has two HDs, and double boots to Ubuntu. 2 Megs of RAM and a 64 Meg vid-cart ! A fine machine and it would have been a shame to trow it away.

    A large thankyou for your stellar explanations of the fault and the fix. Have you heard of anybody else meeting with such fine success ?

    Sincerely, handcuff.
  5. handcuff

    handcuff TS Rookie Posts: 34

    ]Hello GSM, Sir.

    You started me on this repair now 4 years soon and the Presario 5WV271 is still running. Greatly updated as when fixed it was worth doing this.

    Sincerely, handcuff.

    A correction here, it ought to be 2.5 years ago for me, Feb 2007. The 5WV271 is still running, I am on it at this very moment. h.
  6. handcuff

    handcuff TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Mismatched RAM.

    Hello GSM, still here ?

    We had a discussion a while back about using 333 RAM sticks in a 133 FSB machine. I might likely be off rails here but here is my experience.

    I got this Thinkpad G41 on eBay and it came with 256/200 only of RAM, a snail. I could not get these DDR 200 sticks so I got 2 gigs of DDR400 PC2700 and it runs fine. My feelings is that you can install faster chips and the MoBo will use them at its capable FSB rate. The reverse might not obviously be true, you could not accelerate slow chips.

    The Compaq still runs, on Ubuntu now full time, c/w Firefox and Thunderbird. Nice machine it is, thanks to you.

    Have a nice winter, it is coming, you know. JP.
  7. gsm

    gsm TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Still running

    Hi Handcuff,
    I gave away my Compaq Presario, but i know that the PC is still running smoothly with Windows XP. Glad that yours is also fine.

    All the best and kind regards,
  8. handcuff

    handcuff TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Fine person.

    Good morning GSM.

    Thanks a mega for keeping in touch. It is really amazing the persons that one meets on the Web. You are an outstanding one and I tremendously appreciated your inputs, as other have, I am sure.

    Fixing that machine, the Compaq, was very interesting. I have the savy to fix it as was shown but without your information, your instructions, I would not have known where to start. It is a blessing to possess an acute mind and thus be able to describe pointedly what is being discussed. I envy you.

    My Compaq is still running but side-lined by a Pentium 4. I randomly turn it on and do the XP updates on it. Somebody will enjoy it someday, I hope as it is a fine machine.

    In this world of ours, we might never meet again, ships in the night. Rest assured that I have a special niche in my mind for GSM. Thanks, this was fun.

    Godspeed. JP.
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