Ok so I have been having an ongoing issue with the AMD XP 3200+ processor when clocked at the 200MHZ in the bios. I cant play video games when its running at the 200MHz only when I downclock the processor to 133MHz does the system allow me to play games, otherwise they just crash out when either playing or starting to play. I noticed the windows driver for the processor was like in 04' on the driver date, anyone know where I could pick up the newest driver for this processor to install into windows to see if that will correct my issue, I believe its a compatability issue.
Windows XP Home
K7N2 MSI Mainboard
AMD XP 3200+ processor
2x 512MB 400Mhz DDR Dual Channel Ram
ATI Radeon 9600 256MB AGP Card
80Gig WD IDE HDD
400 Watt Power Supply
As I said before once the processor is downclocked to 2600+ Processor its workin ok, im half tempted to wipe it down and pull all the Thermal off to see if the people who worked on it took out my previous processor and just overclocked this one thinking the fan would cool it, and it may also be a cooling issue, im just about over this rig, im about to build me a new one if I cant figure this out.
Thank you in advance, Let me know if you need better specs
Just checked it again, its 350W CodeGen ATX 2.03 (P4) let me know if you need more info regarding the system, Is there not a command which give you the full system spec and then I could upload it on forum?
Ok one more time, In bios I downclock to 166 which then shows it being a AMD 2500+ processor at 1.84 Ghz, also forgot to mention if I downclock the FSB instead of the processor also it becomes stable during video games as well, so either downclocking the FSB or processor allows my games to be stable. Both being at auto/standard settings causes the games to crash, hopefully this helps.
It's worth trying another power supply. That one may be borderline. You don't need loads of watts but something of decent quality and stable voltage rails. The +12V rail is the one the board uses most so make sure it has 18+Amps if it's single +12V rail. Dual +12V rail psus work ok as well.