I am running xp pro on an elite K7VZA board which should be capable of running up to 1500Ghz. I recently fitted an Athlon 1400Ghz with a rated heatsink and fan. I also upgraded the memory with 512Mb 1300 chips. After about 15 minutes, the computer resets. The cpu is showing a temp. of no more than 42C so that's not the problem. If I run at 100 FSB, there is no problem except that the processor speed drops to 1.05Ghz. Anyone got any ideas? The memory has been working at 133FSB in my brother's rig.
Hi JOHN. If the computer crashes after 15 minutes I'm in no doubt that there is a temperature problem somewhere because almost anything else would crash much more quickly. The difficulty is deciding what it is that is getting too hot. The most likely candidates in my opinion are processor (is the reported temperature correct), memory, motherboard chip, power supply. Try running with the case cover off. if you get more than 15 minutes that will prove that it is a temperature problem. You can then try localising the problem by blowing air over the various areas.