OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz, 512 / 400, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1535 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 137434 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, P4VMM2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
i changed my CPU from an intel celeron 1.7GHz / 128 / 400, to the one listed above.
now my system randomly locks up on me, and the only way out is to shut it off.
i'm just trying to speed this thing up a little bit, untill i get the money saved to buy a newer one.
any idea's why this is locking up ?? the motherboard lists this new (used) CPU as being compatible......
i'm pretty computer illiterate, so please keep this in mind. although, i am pretty mechanicaly inclined....for whatever that's worth....LOL
what do you think ?? i hate the thought of putting the original CPU back into this thing. it would take 60 seconds or more, at times to load a web page......