OK Guys, I have a question. It has nothing to do with Vista, so hopefully it's ok I'm posting it. This is my favorite site to ask questions and what not. thats why I'm askin here.
So, my mother has a Decent.... well crappy computer. a HP a1600n Desktop Computer. It has a Windows XP SP2 on it, with a AMD X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz CPU. (How can I disable Cool 'n Quiet. or whatever. It downclocks to 1 GHz. and it's slow) This is not my main problem though.
Her computer has never been that great. and it's getting slower and slower. so today I did a virus scan, a Defrag, a CCleaner. and just some everyday other things. I opened it up and Sprayed it out. had an inch of dust.
She only has 1GB of Ram in there, so I went ahead and bought some new RAM off newegg.com. Her computer says it takes pc2-4200 RAM. one place said it took 5300, but the actual HP site says it takes pc2-4200 RAM.
So I ordered this. Newegg.com - PNY Optima 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
It was decent, and fairly cheap. She doesn't need anything amazing. So the box says this. 2x1GB PC2-4200 533 MHz / 400 MHz. her computer can handle the 533. but can it handle the 667???
So I installed this RAM and I got BSOD
I restarted and entered BIOS, it's showing up as pc2-5300 WHY??
Restarted again and BSOD, it says DRIVER_CORRUPTED_MMPOOL
Restarted and It worked.. XP loaded and all was good. I loaded CPU-Z from Flash drive and it says I'm running at 200. (Dual Channel, but when I'd do something it would Pump up to something higher. like 334 and that = 667
It's running to fast. and I can't change it in the BIOS. HP sucks completely and they disable these area's. I can change stuff, but the RAM, and CPU settings are all Greyed out and I can't adjust. So HOW can I lower this RAM down to the right speed? So far it's ran for about 20 minutes, then BSOD again, then again, then started and worked a while. then I got a BSOD with a different error. Right now I'm running Memtest.
Any Idea's as what I should do Guys..??