PC locking up

By dreck ยท 10 replies
Jan 4, 2004
  1. I have a new PC that i bought in a bundle, that was suppose to be a good deal!?! haha..
    The PC locks up or freezes under a load.
    I first try to install XP pro many times..... getting a lock up half way through install.
    I have install mandrake fine & running Windows 2000 pro for the third time.....
    Wont even allow a ungrade to XP
    I added new fan to processor, a PC card fan, & a case fan.
    This brought my temp from 104+ down to 84-96. (thats not hot right?)

    Here is a list of my stats, any ideas or hints would be great...


    Windows 2000 pro

    CPU Properties
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1533 MHz (5.75 x 267) 1800+
    CPU Alias Palomino
    CPU Stepping A5
    L1 Code Cache 64 KB
    L1 Data Cache 64 KB
    L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

    CPU Physical Info
    Package Type 453 Pin PGA
    Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
    Transistors 37.5 million
    Process Technology 6Mi, 0.18 um, CMOS, Cu
    Die Size 128 mm2
    Core Voltage 1.75 V
    I/O Voltage 1.6 V
    Typical Power 41.3 - 64.3 W (depending on clock speed)
    Maximum Power 46.1 - 72 W (depending on clock speed)

    CPU Manufacturer
    Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

    CPU Utilization
    CPU #1 1 %

    CPUID Properties
    CPUID Manufacturer AuthenticAMD
    CPUID CPU Name AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+
    CPUID Revision 0662h
    Extended CPUID Revision 0762h
    Platform ID CBh (Socket A)
    IA CPU Serial Number Unknown

    Instruction Set
    AMD 3DNow! Supported
    AMD 3DNow! Professional Supported
    AMD Enhanced 3DNow! Supported
    AMD Extended MMX Supported
    AMD64 Not Supported
    Cyrix Extended MMX Not Supported
    IA-64 Not Supported
    IA MMX Supported
    IA SSE Supported
    IA SSE 2 Not Supported
    IA SSE 3 Not Supported
    CLFLUSH Instruction Not Supported
    CMPXCHG8B Instruction Supported
    Conditional Move Instruction Supported
    FEMMS Instruction Not Supported
    MONITOR / MWAIT Instruction Not Supported

    CPUID Features
    36-bit Page Size Extension Supported
    Advanced Cryptography Engine Not Supported
    Alternate Instruction Set Not Supported
    Automatic Clock Control Not Supported
    CPL Qualified Debug Store Not Supported
    Debug Trace Store Not Supported
    Debugging Extension Supported
    Enhanced SpeedStep Technology Not Supported
    Fast Save & Restore Supported
    Fast System Call Supported
    Hyper-Threading Technology Not Supported
    L1 Context ID Not Supported
    Local APIC On Chip Not Supported
    LongRun Not Supported
    LongRun Table Interface Not Supported
    Machine-Check Architecture Supported
    Machine-Check Exception Supported
    Memory Type Range Registers Supported
    Model Specific Registers Supported
    Page Attribute Table Supported
    Page Global Extension Supported
    Page Size Extension Supported
    Pending Break Event Not Supported
    Physical Address Extension Supported
    Processor Duty Cycle Control Not Supported
    Processor Serial Number Not Supported
    Random Number Generator Not Supported
    Self-Snoop Not Supported
    Thermal Monitor Not Supported
    Thermal Monitor 2 Not Supported
    Time Stamp Counter Supported
    Virtual Mode Extension Supported

    Enhanced Power Management
    Frequency ID Control Not Supported
    Software Thermal Control Not Supported
    Temperature Sensing Diode Supported
    Thermal Monitoring Not Supported
    Thermal Trip Not Supported
    Voltage ID Control Not Supported

    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID 01/10/2003-8361-686B-6A6LNS2AC-00
    Motherboard Name Soyo K7VEM Pro

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type SDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz
    Effective Clock 133 MHz
    Bandwidth 1066 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties
    Bus Type PCI
    Bus Width 32-bit
    Real Clock 33 MHz
    Effective Clock 33 MHz
    Bandwidth 133 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1
    Expansion Slots 1 ISA, 3 PCI
    RAM Slots 2 DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN
    Form Factor Micro ATX
    Motherboard Size 200 mm x 240 mm
    Motherboard Chipset KLE133

    Physical Memory
    Total 247 MB
    Used 116 MB
    Free 130 MB
    Utilization 47 %

    Swap Space
    Total 598 MB
    Used 127 MB
    Free 471 MB
    Utilization 21 %

    Virtual Memory
    Total 845 MB
    Used 243 MB
    Free 601 MB
    Utilization 29 %
  2. Scol

    Scol TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Uhh, isn't 267 a little odd of a # for a clock? Shouldn't it be 133x11.5? Perhaps the setting you're using is causing your instability..
  3. dreck

    dreck Topic Starter


    I really dont know. You tell me! :)

    So need to change 5.75 x 267 to 133x11.5

    Ok, how I go about that?
    I dont see anything in bios.

  4. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 160

    Yes scol is right your clocking is wrong, set it to what scol says.
    Check your mobo manual for setting the fsb up, it is either jumpers, dip switches or a combination.
  5. dreck

    dreck Topic Starter


    Ok, yes i have a jumper on mobo, FSB 200mhz or 266mhz

    I'm sure I have it set right, just double check.
    It is set for 266.... My PCU is a AMD athlon XP 1800+ 266mhz
    I have reset cmos as well.

  6. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98

    Maybe you used AIDA to get the CPU info. It's AIDA reporting the info wrong. I mean even if you wanted to, it's impossible to set 5.75 as a multiplier.

    It's a 1800+ & it's probably running at 11.5 * 133.

    The board is a Soyo K7VEM but there are different versions on the Soyo website, some of which do not support the 1800+ ( K7VEM & K7VEM+ ).

    The cpu support is available there ( http://www.soyo.com.tw/kb/kbdesc.php?id=16 ).
  7. dreck

    dreck Topic Starter


    Yes, I used AIDA. :(

    My motherboard is the SY-K7VEM pro, witch the link you sent me says it supports 1800+

    Any other ideas?

  8. Scol

    Scol TS Rookie Posts: 88

    You could try WCPUID to get a more accurate measurement of your FSB and multiplier.
  9. dreck

    dreck Topic Starter

    I figured it out & have install XP pro just fine.... :)

    I feel dumb.....!

    I was upgrading BIOS with the lastest revision. I started going through older revisions... & sure enough VEMO2CA4.bin fixed all my problems.

    THANKS, for all the help.

  10. Scol

    Scol TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Sounds good. We're all glad we could be of some assistance :D
  11. dreck

    dreck Topic Starter

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