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Errorsftl.

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Hello. I've recently been toying around with CPU Clock speed because my computer wasnt running as fast as I wanted it too. The issue I have here is that I have been getting crashes on a random basis each day, but when I underclock my CPU the crashes stop.. The thing is that.. I really don't wanna sacrifice the performance when I know that my cpu SHOULD be running at what I had set it too. Here are my specs and my CPU clock when I put my computer together, when I overclocked, and when I underclocked..
CPU:AMD Athlon 2800+ XP
Motherboard:EPoX EP-8KRAIPRO Socket A (Socket 462) VIA KT880 ATX AMD Motherboard
Ram Speed, size and #sticks: OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K - Retail 2-3-2-5 timings
GPU: Sapphire ATI X850 XTPE
PSU :AeroCool Silver Line AEROPOWER SL450 ATX 450W Power Supply
OS: Windows XP Home SP2

CPU Clock (put together, first boot.) : 100 mhz (fail-safe settings.)
CPU Clock After overclock: (In compliance to RAM speed) 166mhz
CPU Clock: (Stable no crashes) 110 mhz

Obviously.. we see here a large sacrifice for stability, and I know that I did NOT have to do this with my old Asus nForce 2 motherboard. Right now I'm at a loss to see what might be going on.. I believe that it might be a bad pair of ram? I'll have to run memtest tonight and check it out.

Gah. Help? :whistling:
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Bump.

EDIT: Oh yes also, I know that it is not an overheating problem.. The CPU is running at 40 C.. and the case at around 20 C.

Edited by Errorsftl., 13 August 2006 - 08:20 PM.

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Just tried to set the ram speed to 166 mhz with the cpu at 166 mhz and got a lockup 3 minutes after reboot. Ack. Any other ideas?
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the reason you are getting crashes when its overclocked because the cpu is the cpu is overheating
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the reason you are getting crashes when its overclocked because the cpu is the cpu is overheating


40c should be perfectly fine for a CPU should it not? I mean I've had greater heat loads on the CPU in my old nForce2 Asus mobo and it worked fine. I even had the case off and room air conditioned for 4+ hours with colder temperatures still getting crashes.
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Problem fix. Just had to download new chipset drivers. hehe.
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