P4PE-X with pentium 4 2.8GHz northwood

Discussion in 'Asus' started by phips, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. phips

    phips Guest

    i have a asus p4pe-x and with a p4 2.8 northwood the pc crashs after
    several minutes...with a celeron all runs without problems...any ideas???


    phips, Apr 9, 2004
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    John Smith Guest

    Check the temperature of the p4 (probe or BIOS).
    Do you have the latest BIOS.
    John Smith, Apr 10, 2004
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    Paul Guest

    Post the SSPEC, the five character code that defines the characteristics
    of the processor. My bet is your P4 has FSB800 (i.e. it is a P4-C)
    and something on your board is not rated for operation that fast.
    If you want to look up the processor yourself, see:


    If it is an FSB800 processor, try using _only_ one stick of ram
    and place it in slot 3. One stick of ram should be stable at
    DDR400, assuming the one stick of ram is rated for PC3200
    or higher. If you want to use more ram, put the second stick
    in slot 1 and drop the CPU FSB clock manually in the BIOS so
    it will run stable.

    Paul, Apr 11, 2004
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    Paul Guest

    Damn, forgot that is a 845PE board. The manual says to use slot 1,
    so I guess you are stuck using slot 1 for the single DIMM. This
    is not the best slot electrically, but unfortunately you don't
    have a choice, due to the way the control signals are wired.
    Stick with what the manual says to do.

    Paul, Apr 11, 2004
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