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jordan4538

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I am currently upgrading my Celeron 1.7GHz to a Pentium 4 2.4 GHz. I run Windows 2000 Pro on an MSI motherboard. 350 watt power supply. 1 gig of ram. When I start up my computer with the P4 in it, the comp acts like its struggling to process information. And it gets worst when I start up Windows. It runs sooo slow that the icons or start bar doesn't show up, in fact, my mouse doesn't even move! If anyone could help me with my problem that would be great. thanks!
 

Squashman

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What is the exact make and model of the MSI motherboard?

Is the Bios recognizing the correct speed of the cpu? Did you make any changes to the bios when you changed the cpu?
 

jordan4538

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To be honest with you, I have never messed with my BIOS. The motherboard is a MS-6524. And no I didnt change the BIOS when I changed the cpu, Im not sure what settings to change so I dont wanna mees up my comp in case I do something wrong.
 

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You may need to change some settings in the BIOS. The Celerons run on a 400MHZ FSB bus, the P4 2.4GHz can run at 400/533/800 MHz FSB depending on the CPU you have. If the FSB is higher then 400Mhz on the CPU then you need to change the settings in the BIOS/motherboard unless it automatically sets it up.

Another problem could be that if the CPU was a 400MHz FSB(100 x 4), then the RAM may only have been 100MHz (PC100, PC2100, etc) and now the RAM might be overclocked.

And yet anotehr possiblity is that the motherboard does not properly support the 2.4Ghz CPU. You may need to check CPU support or update your BIOS. Check MSI's website.
 

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CPU................................FSB Ratio Result
Pentium 4 Willamette 1.4G 400 14 OK
Pentium 4 Willamette 1.5G 400 15 OK
Pentium 4 Willamette 1.6G 400 16 OK
Pentium 4 Willamette 1.7G 400 17 OK
Pentium 4 Willamette 1.8G 400 18 OK
Pentium 4 Willamette 1.9G 400 19 OK
Pentium 4 Willamette 2.0G 400 20 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 1.5G 400 15 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 1.6G 400 16 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 1.7G 400 17 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 1.8G 400 18 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 1.9G 400 19 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 2.0G 400 20 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 2.1G 400 21 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 2.2G 400 22 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4G 400 24 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 2.5G 400 25 OK
Pentium 4 Northwood 2.6G 400 26 OK
 
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