Troublesome PC - Power on & Boot Issues

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Paul L, May 9, 2009.

  1. Paul L

    Paul L Guest

    Hi all,

    I have the following issues of my PC.


    ** Powering (or Turning on) the PC can sometimes require switching the
    machine on and off 2 times before reaching the BIOS Screen.

    ** Bios screen has displayed an error message stating that an incorrect CPU
    speed is being used, BUT I have been running the PC at the same speed for
    over 3 years.

    ** The CPU normally runs at a speed of 1733 MHZ, although I have reduced it
    to 1110 GHZ in order to function.

    ** Within the past month I have been hearing a noise within the case of my
    PC, although I have dusted, vacuumed and used an electronic spray to clean
    the insides, and have eliminated this issue.



    PLEASE NOTE: A solution which I do not want is to buy a new system. I am
    quite content with this system.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    The following are my PC Specifications

    Processor: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2100+
    Motherboard: ASUS A7V8X
    RAM: 512MB Jet Ram
    Paul L, May 9, 2009
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  2. Paul L wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have the following issues of my PC.
    >
    >
    > ** Powering (or Turning on) the PC can sometimes require switching the
    > machine on and off 2 times before reaching the BIOS Screen.
    >
    > ** Bios screen has displayed an error message stating that an incorrect
    > CPU speed is being used, BUT I have been running the PC at the same speed
    > for over 3 years.
    >

    .....
    >
    > The following are my PC Specifications
    >
    > Processor: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2100+
    > Motherboard: ASUS A7V8X
    > RAM: 512MB Jet Ram


    So it looks like the pc originates from 2001 to 2003 maybe ... did you
    inspect the capacitors around the cpu socket for brown stains or bulging?
    Also, have you tried another powersupply?
    wisdomkiller & pain, May 9, 2009
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