cpu settings

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

  1. sparky

    sparky OSNN Addict

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    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

    thanks
    :huh:
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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

    gothic LinuXPert

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

    TOK
     
  4. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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

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    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