I had a new video card e-GeForce MX4000 and another stick of

November 22, 2012 at 21:50:31
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 1.5 GB

ram installed. My videos freeze after 5 min and the sound is off- makes annoying noise, runs slowly otherwise Win XP SP3 2002, AMD Athlon 1.6GHz 1.5GB ram

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#1
November 23, 2012 at 08:55:39

Knowing the make/model of your board, RAM, & your exact CPU would be helpful. It's very important to run a CPU:RAM frequency ratio of 1:1 with the Athlon XP or the system will take a performance hit. I'm guessing you have an AXP 1900+? If that's correct, the CPU frequency is 133MHz which means you should be running DDR266. If you installed DDR333 or DDR400, it should be underclocked to DDR266 speed to match the CPU frequency. Did you manually configure the memory settings in the BIOS? Did you test the RAM with Memtest86, Memtest86+ or Windows Memory Diagnostic? If not, those are the 1st things you should do.

As for the MX4000, is it the AGP or PCI version? Did you look into the specs or do any comparisons before buying it? You could have done a lot better. You haven't provided enough of an explanation to determine why your system is locking up. Did you disturb the CPU heatsink when you installed the card or RAM?


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#2
November 23, 2012 at 23:23:51

The way your question is phrased makes it sound as if someone else installed them for you, in which case your best course of action is to take it back & ask them to get it working properly.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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