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By josh ·
I just installed a new motherboard. I am using an AMD Athlon 2000XP+. For some reason, I cannot have my FSB set for 133. If I do, at the Windows XP Pro login it restarts, if it makes it that far. It runs fine at 100 FSB though. I can also run it at 133 FSB in Linux Mandrake 9.2 without restarts. I'm thinking it could be my power supply. I'm using a 250 Watt.

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by josh In reply to Reboot at Windows XP Logi ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by carlos.nino In reply to Reboot at Windows XP Logi ...

I understanf you used the processor from the old motherboard. If you increase the FSB to 133, you'll have to decrease the multiplier so you won't "overclock" the computer. If the multiplier is set to 20, you're forcing a 2660Mhz speed (with all the hardware and overheating problems this invokes).
In this link you'll find more info:

http://tinyurl.com/ve03

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by josh In reply to Reboot at Windows XP Logi ...

My Athlon is supposed to be running at 1.67GHz, if I run at 133, so my multipliers should be fine.

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by josh In reply to Reboot at Windows XP Logi ...

It either restarts right at the Login, right when the desktop shows up, or at the bootlogo. It's never made it further than that.

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by kathyjp In reply to Reboot at Windows XP Logi ...

250 watts is the absolute minimum for running with this processor. Could you set the FSB to 133 with this processor and a previous motherboard and still run WinXP Pro? There are quite a few things that can cause restarts with the XP2000+, but most are ruled out since it runs fine at 100FSB or with Linux. It sure sounds like the power supply can't handle everything trying to start up and get going for windows. A new 350 watt supply is pretty cheap these days, but remember to get a bigger/better UPS to go with it.

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