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Lock-ups, Freezing, Restarting.Help!

By akaivan
Mar 22, 2006
  1. OK here my problem my current pc runs ok on a 1.8 ghz but my intel cpu is actually a 2.4 ghz, but when i change the jumpers so i can run at 2.4 ghz, my computer is hard to start up(have to try a couple of tries), freezes and restarts constantly. My mobo does support my cpu so i dont see the problem. so i thought it would be my 512 mb ram because my mobo doesnt support so i took it out but still has same problem.... What could this be?
    Heres
    a link to my mobo manufacture and my cpu is a 2.4 ghz intel socket 478.
    Please look at my system specs for any other info PLEASE Help :dead:
     
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Which Intel chip it is exactly? There are many different chips under the P4 brand.... Northwood/Prescott/etc? (can't remember the earlier models)
     
  3. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    What jumper you you messing with, fsb?
    Some Northwoods will run only @ 400fsb.
     
  4. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    yep i was messing with the fsb, here my cpu info from cpu z

    Intel pentium 4 2.4 ghz
    Northwood
    brand id: 9
    package:mpga-478
    tech:.13 um
    volatage:1.520
    family:f
    model: 2
    stepping :7
    revison:c1
     
  5. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    I've found the northwoods running both 400 & 533fsb.
    I have one here I'm selling in a system thats running 533fsb.
    If you've been running it @ 1.8 then the fsb cpu settings in the bios are screwed up.
    What make model motherboard?
    We''ll look through the details to see where things need to be set.
    Does this board have to use jumpers or is it jumperless bios?
     
  6. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    theres a link to the mobo in the first post, and im pretty sure i have to use jumpers because in bios there locked.
     
  7. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Have you seem this addendum?
    Shows some jumper stuff.
    I'm looking through the full manual now.

    Are you using sdram or ddr?
    I see your board supports both. could be where the problem is.
     
  8. Rhodes132

    Rhodes132 TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Sounds like a power supply problem to me , what kind of power supply do you have? and do you know if maybe it is going bad?
     
  9. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    I thought so too but he's been running his p4 2.4 @ 1.8....
    Still it could be what keeping you from running stabley @ 2.4
     
  10. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I got a feeling its mobo related, although the PSU also seems like a likely culprit.

    Also, I realised your CPU is underpowered, although by just a notch. The intel website says the recommended voltage is between 1.525 and 1.550. It shouldn't be the problem, but worth checking out.

    Also, you might want to check voltages, probably have been messed around with.
     
  11. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    i am using ddr, i think it may be the psu because it seems like the problem gets more worse, but im not sure. My psu is a codegen 300 w. and how do i check voltages?
     
     
  12. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    anyone?................
     
  13. Rhodes132

    Rhodes132 TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Go to this thread and then go under Power Supply issues.
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic44306.html

    This should show you if your computer can handle what you have as well as if it is handeling what you have.
     
  14. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Do you have another psu you could test the system with?

    To test your psu you'd need a multimeter to test the
    voltage 5v & 12v. I 've never done it myself but try
    this link Testing power supply
     
  15. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    i got another psu but its a 245 watt.??
     
  16. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    hey i installed sppedfan and it poped up a window and it said
    IT8712F FOUND
    IT8712F support was improved.
    Please, have a look at CONFIG / ADVANCED and read the help file about how to configure Advanced Options.
     
  17. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    If this is a known good psu then it should be ok to test your system.
    It's a matter of un-plugging a few things. no fans other than the cpu,
    no cdroms, hdd's (unless you need them), uv lights etc. Pull any cards
    other than the video card. Then run your system to see if anything
    changes once you're booted into windows.

    What ver of windows and how long since fresh install?

     
  18. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    i got windows 2000 with service pack 4 and last time i installed windows was probably 3 months ago
     
  19. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    ok everyone imma go start looking but before what am i looking for over 350 wats and what manufacture?
     
  20. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    You should be ok there then.
    I think we have it down to dodgey PSU or MoBo.
    What video card do you have?
     
  21. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    i have a 5 year old nvidea2mx 200 lol, im buying a new one soon
     
  22. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

  23. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    ok heres 1 i found new.local maybe its good?
    psu
    1
     
  24. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    That could work ok, it's generic and probably not a real 400w
    but I'm sure it will beat the one you have,
     
  25. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    hmm found out he sold it....... I would like to buy that one from new egg but it may take awhile because i would have to use my parents card...
     
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