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klausfyhn

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Hello
I have a little problem with my old stationary computer (4 years old). It has an AMD Athlon 3000+, but when I start it up cold, it only run as an AMD Athlon 1700+. But if I restart it after 10 minutes or so, it runs on full speed. What could be wrong and what can I do about it?
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More than likely the tiny battery on the motherboard is dead and needs replacing. The BIOS is reverting to default when the computer is cold booting, and after running a while the bios is resetting itself for the CPU. A new cold boot just starts the BIOS all over again. By the way you can replace the battery while the computer is still running, just be very careful to only mess with the battery. If you don't feel safe doing it while running you do not have to have the computer running, but it will go thru the default again one more time.

http://www.hardwares.../printpage/81/1

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I'll try, but it is not very long ago that I changed the battery, but it didn't help. It was also what I thought it was.
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More than likely a motherboard replacement is the only fix here, and finding that old of a motherboard would be a chore. Far easier to just buy a newer computer. I just sold a real good Pentium 4 2.4 tower with 160 gig HD, 1024 MB of DDR-400 ram, Nvidia FX5200 video and SB live sound card for $150 because thats all i could get for it.

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I think I'll just use it as it is then. But thanks for the help.
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