Linked to my previous thread (Problems Installing Windows) could anyone tell me if there is a way to undo overclocking, I have checked in BIOS and CMOS but cannot find an option to change the speed.(The machine has AWARD BIOS) Can anyone help? Thank you.
Overclocking comes in various guises. Yes you can set things back to normal SOMETIMES by reseting the cmos, removing battery or setting it to default but this will only affect those changes originally made in the bios.
The board may have been manually overclocked. Depending on the age of the board the fsb may have increased or the multiplier settings may have been upped a notch or two to get faster performance. These settings can be a manual adjustment of jumpers on the motherboard.
If this is so you most post the make and model of the motherboard and what cpu is installed.
Because you are getting sunwin stops, have you cleaned the disk and also ran a diagnostic test on your hard drive?
What you have is either a socket7 or super socket seven motherboard with a cyrix cpu ( mx not mmx). The usual way to overclock these is to alter the fsb, via jumper on the motherboard. The default setting is 66Mhz, but they can run at 75Mhz.Look on the motherboard for a setting of probably three jumpers, if you find them you may be lucky in having a board with the settings printed below them. They used to do that all those years ago.
You may also find a row of other jumpers, these set the multiplier for the cpu. A 266Mhz clock speed cyrix should run at 66Mhz X 4 multiplier.
When post boots you will find an ID string for the bios and a selection of other numbers at the foot of this page. This should list the motherboard.
Given the facts of the cpu, I doubt this is the problem, but I have given you a lead on how to check if it has been overclocked.
Thank you to everybody who gave me help with this problem. I am still trying to solve my problem. I still do not know if processor is overclocked. I am not trying to install winXP. Help would still be much appreciated.