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Created On: 05/19/2006 07:42 AM
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 05/19/2006 07:42 AM
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bradyg23
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I am working on a friend's computer at home. He brought it to me because the screen would occasionally freeze up. I upgraded the video card driver (an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440) and thought that had resolved the problem. I worked with the computer for 30-45 minutes after that without problems, then shut it down normally.

Today I tried to power it on, it froze, and then on reboot I get a BIOS level error message stating: "During the last boot up your system hung for an improper CPU speed setting. Your systems is working in safe mode. To optimize the system performance and reliability, make sure the CPU speed conforms to the specifications of your CPU."

Not quite sure where to go next. Any suggestions?

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 05/19/2006 07:53 AM
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Try clearing the CMOS.

Please list all the hardware in the system.

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MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
 05/19/2006 08:40 AM
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I will try that this weekend (unfortunately I'm at work now and don't have access to the box). Is there a utility I can run that will tell me all of the hardware, or is the best way just opening the system and recording what I see? He doesn't have any of his system documentation.

I ran Belarc Advisor, and it gave me some info, but not the motherboard components.

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Try clearing the CMOS.

Please list all the hardware in the system.


 05/19/2006 09:04 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: bradyg23
I will try that this weekend (unfortunately I'm at work now and don't have access to the box). Is there a utility I can run that will tell me all of the hardware, or is the best way just opening the system and recording what I see? He doesn't have any of his system documentation.

I ran Belarc Advisor, and it gave me some info, but not the motherboard components.

Thanks


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 05/20/2006 12:02 PM
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bradyg23
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Using this tool, I found the following hardware specs (see below)

I have cleared the CMOS, and so far it appears to be working, but this has been a sporadic issue, so I will update soon if it continues working (or fails).

Thanks to all,
Brady


Summary

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Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name MARK-HOME
User Name Mark

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1733 MHz (13 x 133) 2100+
Motherboard Name Asus A7V333 (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 3 DDR DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8367 Apollo KT333
System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (03/25/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter C-Media CMI8738 Audio Chip

Storage:
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive MAXTOR 6L040J2 (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Device (486 MB, USB)
Optical Drive COMBO-52X16C
Optical Drive TDK DVDRW420N (DVD:4x/2.4x/12x, CD:16x/10x/40x DVD+RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 38162 MB (22518 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Port Mouse (IntelliPoint)

Network:
Network Adapter Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter (192.168.15.103)
Modem Dell Data Fax Modem

Peripherals:
Printer Acrobat Distiller
Printer Acrobat PDFWriter
Printer HP OfficeJet K60
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device


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lavalys everest


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