cpu settings

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sparky, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. sparky

    sparky OSNN Addict

    hi all

    built my first pc reccently and though it seems to be working well it seems a little slow,

    athalon xp2100
    firstly i have a gigabyte ga-7va mobo (amd)
    256 ddr 2100

    psu 350 watts
    now i set the jumper on the mobo for the cpu to 133mhz
    choices were 100 133,166
    agp to 4 x
    graphics creative mx440 ddr 64mb

    did all the usual tweaks ,pagefile etc
    all the updates installed
    but when i installed my hd i still had the xp os in place and didnt format it ,and it took ok

    some programmes a wee bit unstable now

    are the above settings right

  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    What do you mean by a 'little slow' & a 'wee bit unstable'? :confused:
  3. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

    Cornwall Nr. England
    When I make major changes, I tend to do a reformat (after backing-up), and re-install XP.........erring on the cautious!

  4. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

    Springfield Mo
    Ya.. Your much better off to re-install Windows ! ;)
  5. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    yeh its like havin a new car with an old engine it seems alright but when you look closer its really ****e and doesnt let the car use its full potential. so get a new engine dammit (I Mean Windows)

    ya get wat im sayin?
  6. sparky

    sparky OSNN Addict

    yeah i thought you guys would say that,did a backup before i started building the pc,was a little disappointed that the pc was slower than i expected it to be and some of the programmes are working but crashing in the middle of me working on them so i guess its format city for me
    does anyone know if the settings that i gave at the start of the thread are ok for this mobo
    any advice would be great:)
  7. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

    Cornwall Nr. England
    look pretty ok to me.
  8. paul_43

    paul_43 Guest

    could be your new ram causing problem... faulty ram can crash things withou warning...
  9. joey

    joey Guest

    Where is my 256mb high spd CF card?
    :eek: haiiiii....................
  10. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    All hardware settings seem correct. You should do a reformat after any major upgrade. That way you get proper driver configuration (i.e., no driver conflicts).:D

    "Tell em' the Snook said that":D :D :D

    P. S. This is my 1000th post! Do I get a door-prize or something?:p
  11. sparky

    sparky OSNN Addict

    did a format with windows everything settled down ,am going to get another 256 ddr ram soon so hopefully this will help the speed as well
    thanks for all the posts guys :D