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Created On: 05/26/2005 11:40 AM
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 05/26/2005 11:40 AM
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I recently decided to resurrect my old PC and installed a replacement new MSI 6195 Pro motherboard. All seemed to be going well, installed Windows etc when suddenly the PC crashed and i got a blue screen error. The same thing would keep happening, i wouldnt even have to be using the PC, i'd leave it running and it would be ok for half an hour or so then suddenly would just crash. I bought new RAM and the same thing still happens and then as a last resort before i finally gave up i installed my old K7 600 MHz CPU and all of a sudden zero problems! 24 hours continued use and everything seems fine. To me it seems obvious that the 900 MHz CPU was the problem but is there anything i should check before i throw it away?? I did a BurninTest on the 900 MHz processor and all seemed well but something obviously isnt ok. The 2 CPU cooling fans are working fine tho. Any advice appreciated before it goes in the bin! Thanks

Edited to add: I used to have 'beeping' problems when i first installed the 900 MHz CPU but eventually managed to sort this out with a BIOS update. Could it have been damaged before i did the BIOS update and then caused the Motherboard to pack up too??
 05/26/2005 12:04 PM
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If it's an older board, there are many factors to consider, ie capacitors failing on the mainboard and in the power supply, they don't last forever, and there were several bad batches produces years ago.

First call to action would be a visual inspection of the motherboard and power supply circuit boards, power off please, we don't want any shocks...

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 05/26/2005 12:25 PM
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QUOTE(MD Willington @ May 26 2005, 08:04 AM)If it's an older board, there are many factors to consider, ie capacitors failing on the mainboard and in the power supply, they don't last forever, and there were several bad batches produces years ago.

First call to action would be a visual inspection of the motherboard and power supply circuit boards, power off please, we don't want any shocks...

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Everything is fine now, the PC works perfectly with the 600 Mhz CPU so definately no issues with the motherboard etc. It was just the 900 Mhz CPU that i was referring to cos i only have problems when i use that, are there any settings that need checking/adjusting that would cause the PC to crash? Any other tests i can do to confirm that the CPU is on its way out?
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http://search.amd.com/cs.html?...%3A/...en&col=idx1&n=1' ">http://search.amd.com/cs.html?...uage%3Aen&col=idx1&n=1

this should help

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