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Problem with Windows XP and Windows Vista

 
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Hara Taiki



Joined: 12 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:12 am    Post subject: Problem with Windows XP and Windows Vista Reply with quote

I just recently installed a Socket 478 Prescott Pentium 4 3Ghz 800Mhz FSB HyperThread CPU and my system is slightly unstable.

Both Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista RC2 randomly restart when doing various activities or even being idle.

I upgraded my BIOS after installing my new CPU, and that did not solve my issue. Microsoft had me do all kinds of crazy things, such as booting into Safe Mode and disabling devices then re-enabling them in Normal Mode, and that did not solve my issue. All of my driver's are up to date.

I am wondering if a complete reformat and reinstall of my Operating System's would fix this problem, or if it's possible that my BIOS shutdown temp is simply set too low.

Any help or suggestions that work would be much appreciated.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is unlikely that your BIOS shutdown temp is set too low. If you can let me know what it is set at (if your BIOS allows you to change it), it would help.

If you have 2 separate operating systems and both are unstable, it is unlikely that this is a software related problem. I would suggest that it is more likely to be a hardware related issue.

It could be that if you have increased your FSB that the RAM in your system is not able to cope with the faster processor. It could also be that the processor itself is faulty.

I would recommend making sure that you are using standard BIOS settings, do not overclock anything. If you are already doing so, look in to changing your RAM (maybe you can borrow from a friend's PC).
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