|You may be able to overclock your present and any cpu you get.|
Your ram is fine for you using it with a 333 mhz core cpu, if it works fine now - if it's compatible otherwise, it has a good connection in it's slots, and it passes a ram diagnostic test.
You may need to get a better cpu fan or cpu fan / heat sink combo.
You only need to heed Event errors that apply to when you attempt/attempted to use the mic, for the time being.
You may need to get newer software for the TV tuner card or the sound card or both.
I said in your Upgrade the cpu topic...
"By the way, sometimes the mboard's bios allows you to set custom setings for the cpu, sometimes it doesn't, and by default the bios uses the standard core mhz and multiplier for the cpu type. Most XP cpus will overclock easily (if you can change the multiplier) , at least somewhat, if you can specify custom settings. Usually it's not a good idea to set the cpu core voltage higher than standard ..."
I haven't looked at the manual for your mboard yet to see whether there's info in the bios settings descriptions that says you can specify custom multplier settings in the bios Setup. If you can, then you could try doing that with the cpu you have now, and any cpu you get. Keep an eye on the cpu temp in the bios if you do that - in some cases you may need to obtain at least a better cpu fan (more cfm - usually if it's specs say it uses more current it has a higher cfm, if it's the same type of fan ).
By the way, you may need to obtain a better cpu fan or heat sink / fan combo if you get a significantly faster cpu, as well.
You can look up the tech specs of a cpu model on the AMD site to determine how many watts a particular cpu uses / it's max thermal temp specs.
"OK my ram is 2 x Hyundai 1024mb DDr pc3200...says the speed is 200mhz...is that right? I am using SIW to find out."
"OK the bios is saying that the ram is:
There is a tiny SPD chip on a top corner and end of the modules on which the manufacturer's info about the module is specified. SIW is reading that.
When you use "by SPD" or similar in the bios, which is usually the default, the bios reads the info on that chip on all the modules, and takes that info into account to determine the settings it uses for the ram. The bios uses the slowest settings if you have a mix of module capabilities e.g. for CAS or timing settings x-x-x-x - higher number = slower.
The bios also takes into account the capabilities of your particular main chipset / memory controller - for some more recent mboards, the memory contoller is built into the cpu, not the main chipset.
In this case, the main chipset / memory controller supports max 333mhz ram, so although the PC3200 is 400mhz ram, the fastest the bios can set it to is 333mhz.
The PC3200 spec itself is 100% backward compatible, but that's not the only thing that determines whether the ram is compatible with your particular mboard.
In this case, since your main chipset was never specified as being able to use PC3200 / 400mhz ram, and in general, when you look up ram by using your mboard model or brand name system model to find out what ram works for sure in your mboard, you usually find no listings for ram that's faster than the mboard can handle (there are exceptions to that for newer main chipsets / cpus sometimes - e.g. Crucial often lists faster ram that will work). If the ram you're using is faster than the max your mboard can use, you can't be 100% sure the ram will work properly in your mboard. On the other hand, DDR ram is more likely to work fine in most mboards than some newer ram types do in newer mboards.
A side note - sometimes the max ram a mboard supports was stated wrongly in the original specs / mboard manual - e.g. for the Via MVP3 main chipset series, it was said to support max PC100 128mb SDram in each slot - it actually supports PC100 256mb in each slot, if you use certain double sided 16 chip modules. The chipset also works fine with SOME PC133 ram, if you want to overclock a bit. Sometimes the ram vendors list ram only according to the original specs in that case; sometimes they have corrected the info and list what the main chipset actually supports.
The Via MVP3 main chipset series can all use the same ram as the Via MVP4 main chipset - those include listings for 256mb modules.
The MVP4 chipset = the same specs as the last MVP3 chipset in the series with built in = Trident Blade video.(crappy for DVD playback except for OLD DVDs).
You must make sure the ram you install is compatible with the mboard's main chipset, and that it has a good connection in it's slots.
It the ram passes diagnostic tests in all circumstances (sometimes you MUST populate the ram slots in a certain order), there's nothing wrong with it, or with it's connection to the slot.
- See response one in this for lots of info about that:
Note: Vista, and probably Windows 7, has no msconfig.exe file, but it you Run msconfig or click on the icon (= Start) lower left of the desktop screen and type msconfig in the Search box, that works fine.
Vista, and probably Windows 7, does not pop up the two System Configuration windows after you have made a change
in msconfig the next time you boot, or ever. Niether do ME back to 95. There is no msconfig.exe in Win 95 but if you copy it from a newer operating system to the proper place it works fine in 95.
"Yep i was very vigilant about the install."
"Device manager all looks good. No bad things there."
"There are other issues with the software that came with the card too when i use it but when i use another program it works fine. Video capturing works fine with other software but the tv application is good. I have had it crash(goes to black and can still hear audio) when i finished capturing with the cards software. Doesn't do that with another program(showbiz)."
If you have other programs that work fine, then at least you have something.
Some programs for video capture work a lot better if you specify a NTFS partition for where the recordings are stored rather than a FAT32 one (e.g. Media Center in XP MCE 2005) in the program's settings. If you don't have a lot of free space on C, specify another partition with more free space if you can.
"I have the software for both the soundcard and the video capture card from the manufacturers."
Sometimes the software on the CD that came with the device (or mboard) has bugs, and in that case often the manufacturer's web site has removed that buggy software from their site and have replaced it with a better version that you can download.
Bugs in sound "drivers" (drivers plus applications) often cause problems with other software.
"I have my computers drivers on the original cd that came with it when i purchased the machine years back and have reinstalled everything a few times."
Usually installing both onboard sound and video drivers and drivers for the same in slots doesn't cause problems, unless, possibly, the software or the chip/chipset was made by the same brand. If you have the software for more than one soond chip/chipset installed, the last one you installed becomes the default sound Windows uses. You can change the default sound device settings, when you have more than one, in Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices - Audio.
That said, sometimes you need to un-install onboard video drivers when you install a video card in a slot, despite the fact installing an AGP or PCI-E card in a slot, sometimes a PCI card, usually disables the onboard video automatically.
"No problems in msinfo32...gee didin't know that existed...thanks!!!"
That's merely the short way to get to System Information.
The usual way is Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Information. It's always there in 95 thru XP.
You can type that in Vista and Windows 7 too to get similar info.
"There are errors in event viewer...as i am not familiar with this app and what it means i am not sure what it means. Should i export the whole list as a txt as i can see i can do that."
You only need to quote the info for the lines that are flagged with an error - including the error codes you're getting - for the time when you were trying to use the mic in the TV tuner's software, or at about the same time.
"one says- WinMgmt..."
There are a few errors than XP commonly gets for many people consistantly or randomly or occasionally that don't cause any problem except possibly short delays. If it's not for about the time you were trying to use the mic in the TV tuner's software, ignore that for the time being. The error isn't significant if it has rarely happened when you or Windows attempted to do something - scroll down the list to check for that.
If you double click on the line with the error, it shows you more info, but you can't copy and paste the info in the grey box the usual way. However, using Ctrl-C to Copy, after you have selected and highlighted the text you want to copy, and then going to where you want to paste it, placing the cursor at the beginning of where you want it, and pressing Ctrl-V to Paste, works fine. (Hold down Ctrl, press the letter, let go. The case [upper/lower] of the letter doesn't matter.)
(Those keyboard shortcuts often work fine when you can't Paste the text into a box the usual way, otherwise, too.)
There is a link to more info about the error on the Microsoft site in the info in the grey box - clicking on that sometimes provides more info - sometimes it doesn't, or it does but the info is too generic (many possible causes). You can Copy and Paste the info on the Microsoft site the usual way.
"....an error to do with not being able to connect to get the windows update but i do not get on the net unless i have to on the windows machine..."
That can be ignored in that case. Similar errors will appear for other things that attempt to access the net when you're not online - those can be ignored too.