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I'm in a lot of trouble...plzzzz helllp

I have an intel pentium 4 processor and an intel d845gvsr motherboard.
256 MB RAM (blitz) 333Mhz FSB
Seagate barracuda Hard drive 40 GB.

this machine will just stop responding at literally any time, while playing music, installing software, surfing the net, if its lying idle and even during boot.
U just never know....
The system is 2 years old and I'm facing this problem from about 1 year now. its getting severe by the day.
I am an engineering student and i cant do any work on this computer... plzz help me..

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Re: I'm in a lot of trouble...plzzzz helllp

Start with the basics here... The lack of memory is not going to cause your system to lock up over and over again for a year. It'll keep it running slow, yes. But if it's locking up at random as often as you describe, then I am thinking that this is a hardware-related issue.

I would first look into the case of your computer. Look at the motherboard itself. Look at the capacitors lining the area around the processor. (The capacitors are the round, cylindrical devices soldered onto the board. Usually in rows or patches of 3-5 on average.)

Look to see if they have been burst on the top and if they are leaking a powder-like substance that seems to be caked on to the top of the capacitors. (It will remind you of a AA battery leaking it's acid.) They can also leak on the bottom. (Click HERE to see an example picture of a leaking capacitor on an Intel D845G series board.)

The Intel D845Gxxx series boards were notorious for having had a generation of them manufactured with faulty capacitors. This causes serious performance and stability issues... Up to and including complete failure of the board. (Click HERE to see an article about this issue.)

Seeing as how the issue is getting worse and worse as you describe... This is a symptom of a board that has had leaking capacitors and is about to fail completely.

You can try adding more memory and using anti-spyware/anti-virus software to clean up the OS. You can even try backing up your data and reinstalling Windows XP.

If you try a reinstall, you'll need to download the Audio, Video and Network drivers for the board as Windows XP does not have native support for the Sound, Video and Network adapters on this board...

If you reinstall Windows XP Service Pack 2, be aware that the Realtek drivers for the onboard chipset do NOT work on this board when Service Pack 2 is installed. (Although they work just fine with Service Pack 1.) At least...this was the case the last time I tried it. I doubt that any recent updates have fixed this issue, but I could be wrong. You can always use a different PCI sound card to solve that little problem.

Just make sure that you disable the onboard audio through the BIOS if you use a different sound card. If the Realtek drivers are installed for the onboard audio and you have Service Pack 2 installed, the system will reboot itself over and over again - making the system unusable unless you boot into Safe Mode.

(Definitely tell me if I am wrong, however. I would like to know. It's been a while since I tried.)

Anyway... Do what you must. But put priority on checking those capacitors on the motherboard.

And I would definitely get some more memory into that board. At the very least, make it 512 MB of memory.

Good luck and let me know what's up later on when you have some answers or updates. I'll be watching.


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Re: I'm in a lot of trouble...plzzzz helllp

Have you scandisked and defragged lately.
scan for spyware with Spybot.
Scan with your favorite visusscanner.

Secondly 256 MB RAM is not enough to do anything with. 1 gig is perfect for XP.
The more you use XP the more memory is used.
Thirdly how much space is left on your harddrive?
The fuller it gets the slower it will be accessing files.
Turn of indexing, it is a resource hog.

Keep me posted.

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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.
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.


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.......

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. ]

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.


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'.

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I want to know that shall i put pentium 4/ 2.4 Ghz/ 533 Fsb/ Processor on this Gigabyte 845GVM-RZ board? will it support ?and i have 1 Gb ddr1 400 mhz ram will this work on this Board?

Yes for the Intel Pentium 4/2.4GHz/533FSB processor. (Socket 478)

(Scroll through. What sSpec number is on top of the processor's case? {You are following Anti-Static Precautions, correct? }

Won't support better than a Prescott Core Pentium 4. (Next chart down)

The Gigabyte GA-8I ((Supports 400MHz or 533MHz FSB)

NO to the Ram Memory.
The Gigabyte GA-8I845GVM-RZ supports DDR Sdram at 333Mhz. (PC2700)
IMHO it will not support DDR Sdram at 400MHz. (PC3200)

My reasoning is this;

Ram Memory typically operates at half of the FSB frequency rate of the Processor.

Processor FSB > MAXIMUM frequency rate is 533MegaHertz for the GA-8I845GVM-RZ
Ram memory at 333MHz is doable.
Not 400MHz.

No, you won't be able to overclock, and bring the FSB of the Processor high enough for PC3200 Ram Memory.
(The rest of the motherboard wouldn't work anyway if you did. PCI Express bus, PCI bus, etc., would not match)

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