Question

Locked

Computer hangs after a few minutes

By mailforsachin ·
Hi Folks,

I recently purchased a second hand PC with the following configuration:

P3 1.3 gHZ with 64 mb ram(I upgraded it to 128 mb), Intel 810 MOTHERBOARD.

However, when I switch on the PC and check, through mycomputer->properties, it shows the speed and make as Intel Celeron with 551.2 mhz.

I ran a check with a tool and it confirmed on the latter speed ~ 551 mhz.

I went to the settings and checked the "Voltage/fRequency option" in the BIOS and found that it is overclocked by x5.5

Now, this BIOS setting cannot be changed. As in there is no option to stop overclocking.

I suspect this is the main reason why the computer hangs after few minutes of operation while running windows xp.

The BIOS is Phoenix Award International . I read that if we flash the bios then CPU speed can be adjusted.

Let me know your views on whether this will resolve the issue and provide me the link for downloading the flash utility.

Thanks a lot..
Best Regards,
Sash

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

11 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

flash bios

by eltonpiko In reply to Computer hangs after a fe ...

have you try clearing the bios setting and return it to default by jumpers on your motherboard or removing the cmos battery before jumping to the step of flashing your bios?

Collapse -

Tried that but it doesnt work....

by mailforsachin In reply to flash bios

I dont know but I removed the CMOS batter and also the jumper for a period of time. The password for BIOS was gone but the problem still exists.

When I run utilities from the internet that measures processor speed, I get Pentium 3 @ 551.2 mhz.

Collapse -

Well you do not supply much to work with but

by OH Smeg In reply to Computer hangs after a fe ...

I went to the settings and checked the "Voltage/frequency option" in the BIOS and found that it is overclocked by x5.5

This depends on who made the M'Board as there can be jumpers on the M'Board which set the FSB, Multiplier and CPU Voltage.

But without first knowing who made the M'Board or the Make & Model of the computer if it's a Off the Shelf System as apposed to a White Box there is nothing more that can be added at the moment.

So if you would like to post back with the Make & Model of the M'Board and/or the computer if it is a Brand Name like HP, Dell, and so on we will be able to help you out here.

Besides the hanging may not be caused by overclocking the unit. It could be incompatible RAM in use here. If I remember correctly those 1.3 P3's required a 133 MHZ RAM and not 100 MHZ RAM if you have the wrong type fitted this will cause problems as well.

OH BTW the listed Intel 810 M'Board is a type of M'Board that is part of a family of Intel Chip Sets it's not the Make & model of the M'Board Intel have a M'Board designation something like D819EEA2 or something along those lines the 810 is the Chip Set Family and the EEA2 defines the M'Board type.

Col

Collapse -

Thanks a lot!

by mailforsachin In reply to Well you do not supply mu ...

Thanks.
It makes sense.

I will get back to you ASAP with the details requested.
By the way, I installed Windows 98SE and it has not hung since then. But, I am watchful at the moment.

Collapse -

You can use this utility to identify your Intel M'Board

by OH Smeg In reply to Thanks a lot!

http://tinyurl.com/5rs2qs

Lets know how you get on as the M'Board should have a AA identification and be one of the 810 listed here under the 810 Chip Set Family

http://tinyurl.com/5zxfpl

Col

Collapse -

Details

by mailforsachin In reply to You can use this utility ...

Hi,

Thanks for the tool but am really stuck for two reasons. the system doesnt have internet....and i dont have a drive...I had BELARC identifier installed and this is the information I get......

=============================================

Windows 98 SE 4.10.2222
550 MHZ INTEL PENTIUM 3
BIOS AWARD SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL INC 6.00 PG 07/06/2003

INTEL 82810AA BUS MASTER IDE CONTROLLER
INTEL R 82810 GRAPHICS CONTROLLER(DISPLAY ADAPTER)
INTEL 82810AA USB UNIVERSAL HOST CONTROLLER

=======================================

Collapse -

brand

by eltonpiko In reply to Details

have you check on the motherboard itself if it doesnt write the brand or madel anyting?but it tink gigabyte use this bios version.

Collapse -

Not really a lot to go with there unfortunately

by OH Smeg In reply to Details

The M'Board should have a white Silk Screened long oval on it with 2 rows of printing the top or first row should say AA something. That is the M'Board Identifier if you can read this I need magnification for it myself I can post back with the Model Number of his M'Board.

Of course if it isn't a Intel M'Board and is from another maker with a Intel Chip Set the M'Board will have the Makers Name Silk Screened onto the Board and will have a Model Number as well.

As for the Intel Utility that needs to be run from either a floppy or CD in DOS in conjunction with a Boot Disc it is not run under Windows but only works on M'Boards made by Intel.

Col

Collapse -

There goes....finally

by mailforsachin In reply to Not really a lot to go wi ...

Intel Pentium 3
Socket 370 fc-pga


Core 1.648 v
Intel P 3 550 MHZ

FAMILY 6 MODEL 8 STEPPING A
EXT FAMILY 6 EXT 8 REVISION cd0
CORE SPEED 551.2 MHZ
MULTIPLIER X5.5
BUS SPEED 100.2 MHZ


MAIN BOARD
CHIPSET INTEL I810 REVISION A3
SOUTHBRIDGE 82810AA ICH

LPCIO: WINBOND W83627HF


BIOS
AWARD SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL, INC
6.00 PG
07/06/2003

MEMORY SD RAM 64MB
PC125 (125 MHZ)

Collapse -

OK there is something wrong here

by OH Smeg In reply to There goes....finally

The RAM Speed can not be 125 MHZ it is either 100 or 133 or maybe 150 but those where very rare much more likely to be 133 MHZ so you need to alter this speed and Multiplier.

May be on the actual M'Board with Jumpers little plastic things that are set to connect 2 of 3 pins together is a specific order to get the correct settings, or in the BIOS itself depending on th actual M'Board in question. But by those results it's not a Intel Made M'Board.

You'll have to look on the actual M'Board for a name like Gigabyte, PC Chips, ASUS, AS Rock, Solteck, Tyan, ABit, eVGA, J&W, MSI, VIA. There are others but those listed are all the ones that I can remember at the moment. This will be Silk Screen Printed onto the Component side of the M'Board the one with the CPU, Plugs and so on so you just have to look over the M'Board generally between PCI Sockets for the Name and then a string of letters & numbers elsewhere which is the Model Number of the Actual M'Board.

Col

Back to Windows Forum
11 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums