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Changing processor results in windows xp pro failing to install

I'm building up a computer for my friends kids with old hand me downs and i took a AMD duron 1000mhz cpu out of a Abit KT7 motherboard and put it into a Abit KT7A motherboard that had a AMD Athlon 750mhz cpu in it. problem is when i try installing windows xp pro sp3 it fails every time to install with various copy errors when windows performs first task of copying files, but it always fails on copying SHELL32. DLL but if i hit retry every failed copy works but later on in installation windows installation fails!!! ive resorted back to the 750mhz cpu (originally in motherboard) and installation of xp pro installs fine... Any help/tips would be greatful as its baffled me.

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  • eddynoneck Mar 28, 2009

    i upgraded bios but no luck. i even installed windows xp pro using the 750 mhz processor then put in the 1000mhz processor but it kept on crasing the system at various points when in windows so i gave up and put the 750 mhz processor back. i was going to take the bois that was on the older kt7 board (doesnt have raid) and put it in the raid board but i had enough and settled on just running the 750 mhz instead. i sort of think it could be the bios as read somewhere that the duron runs at 2.2 v and ther atherlon at 5v so new bios is geared for atherlons 5v so maybe my 1000mhz duron was getting 5v supply as instucted by updated bios. will always be a mystery because at end of dat the system is so old it not worth all the hassel. lol

  • eddynoneck Mar 28, 2009

    ps sorry for late reply

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Sounds like the 1000mhz processor either overheated at some point and was damaged, or its trying to run on a different bus speed.

Copy errors (random) normally point to bad ram. But being that it works fine with the other CPU, you can only have 2 possible problems :)

A bios upgrade may fix the bus issue, and a hammer will fix the damaged cpu issue. (Ok, so you'll feel better)

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I'd try upgrading the bios with the working cpu and then try again.

Let me know what happens. I like the weird ones like this.

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Ms 6367 ver 1 0


1) The MSI ms-6367 version 1.0 motherboard, was made especiallly for HP desktop computers.
(MicroStar International)


It is not an MSI -> O.E.M motherboard.
(Original Equipment Manufacturer)
Therefore, ONLY HP would have a BIOS update for this board, and not MSI..........


2) The original Processors used were AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Maximum frequency rate, (Excuse me, 'Speed'), is 1.67GigaHertz.
(1.67GHz)
Front Side Bus frequency rate is 266MegaHertz.
(FSB = 266MHz)

You are trying to use an AMD 'Sempy' processor, that has an FSB of 333MHz.
This = No.

Why?

Because, even if you could somehow boost the FSB up to 333MHz, your ram memory would not work anymore, and your expansions slots. (i.e., PCI, AGP, etc)

(Change Voltage for processor {CPU}, or change Multiplier; in BIOS Setup utility. This would change the FSB)

Ram memory typically operates at Half of the processor's FSB.

3) I realize all you may have around is a Sempron, but let me post some facts;

A) The AMD Sempron, and the Intel Celeron are BUDGET processors. Also known as Starter processors.......
Why?

Because both have less Cache, than per se a comparable AMD Athlon XP processor, or Intel Pentium 4 processor.

(AMD Athlon XP compared to AMD Sempron;
Intel Pentium 4 compared to Intel Celeron)

What is Cache for a processor?
It is a small memory area for the Processor, and operates at the same frequency rate, ('Speed'), as the Processor.
Therefore it is the first memory area the Processor accesses.

[Ram Memory is next, then the Harddrive.
Mechanical harddrive, or Solid State.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-hard-drives-disks-channel.htm ]

A crude example if I may;

You are writing a thesis for college.
You find as you go along, that you need some additional information.
Where is it?
Down in the basement, in a box of books, last book on the bottom.
Oh, and there is NO basement light........

Down you go, flashlight in hand. Dig through the box of books, and retrieve the book you desire.
Now back up the steps, and open the book to the page you want.

OR,

You press a few keys on the computer keyboard in front of you, and have your needed info in seconds........

Less Cache = Basement scenario
More Cache = Computer scenario

I would drill a hole through that 'Sempy' processor, and make it into a necklace. (Wouldn't wear it though! lol!)

Jus sayin'.

Post additional questions, or comments in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

A) http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K7/TYPE-Athlon%20XP.html

(Scroll down)

B) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors

C) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Sempron_microprocessors

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