I have a processor AMD Athlon XP 2200+ with a motherboard Asus A7N8X-X, revision 1009, Ati Radeon 9000 and running Windows XP SP1. The problem is that the computer crashes each time I play any game, it doen't matter which game is. I have tried to reduce the cpu speed, but the problem persists. At the beginning I tought the problem was that the cpu has no termal paste, but reducing the cpu speed I think that the problem should be another one. I would like you to tell me, if possible, the right settings for this hardware, taking i account that my actual settings are:
Advanced bios > features: boot virus detection: disabled cpu level 1 cache: enabled cpu > level 2 cache: enabled quick power on self test: enabled first boot > device: floppy 2nd boot device: hdd0 3rd boot device: cdrom boot other > device: enabled boot up floppy seek: enabled boot up numlock status: on > gate a20 option: enabled typematic rate setting: disabled Xtypematic > rate (chars/sec) 6 x typematic delay (msec) 250 apic mode: enabled os/s > onboard memory>64 mb: disabled advanced chipset features: cpu external > freq. 133 mhz cpu frequency multiple setting: auto cpu frequency > multiple: 13,5x system performance: user defined memory frequency: auto > memory timings: auto fsb spread spectrum: 0.50% agp spread spectrum: > disabled cpu vcore setting: auto graphics aperture size: 64 mb agp > frequency: auto system bios cacheable: disabled video ram cacheable: > disabled ddr ram reference voltage: 2,6 v agp vddq voltage: 1,5v agp 8x > support: enabled agp fast write capability: enabled integrated > peripheals: primary vga bios: agp vga card usb controllers: v 1.1+v 2.0 > usb keyboard legacy support: disabled usb legacy mouse support: disabled > onboard ac97 audio controller: auto onboard ac97 modem controller: auto > onboard lan (Nvidia): auto floppy disk access controller: enabled > onboard serial port 1: 3f8/irq 4 onboard serial port 2: 2f8/irq3 uart > use as: com port onboard parallel port: 378/irq 7 parallel port mode: > ecp+epp ecp dma select: 3 onboard game port: 201 onboard midi i/0: 330 > onboard midi irq: 10 power management setup acpi suspend to ram: > disabled video off method: dpms support hdd down in suspend: disabled > power button<4 secs soft off power up on pci device: disabled wake/power > up on ext. modem: disabled automatic power up: disabled power on by ps/2 > mouse: disabled power on by ps/2 keyboard: disabled pnp/pci config. > resources controlled by: auto (escd) pci/vga palette snoop: disabled > Hardware monitor q-fan control: disabled. I hope you can help me because i'm >getting crazy. Thank > you very much.