hi.. i have been having this problem for some time, but i couldn't solve it. maybe i'll try my luck here.
i have this athlon xp processor, supposed to be 2500+. i'm using ddr 333, 256mb ram. my mb is MSI kt4av, supports both. when i started out, it was set to athlon 1100. so i thought ok, maybe i have to change something. i went to the bios and found the only thing that i could do to affect the speed was the base frequency.
default freq is 100MHz - this sets proc to 1100. i can get my desired 2500+ when i change the base freq to 180MHz. All is fine, but the computer will crash randomly and restart by itself. Most prob due to overheat i suspect. so to be able to use the comp at all, i have to leave it at 1100.
any idea how i can get my money's worth??? is there a way to check what is e intended speed for the processor??
any help's appreciated!