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Old 01-13-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default improper frequency combination

I put this desktop computer together by gathering parts from various sources. what I know about it is it has a Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz CPU. 992 megabytes of RAM, Two maxtor 80 gig hard drives, runs windows XP prof version with service pack 2. The unit worked fine for 3 years then I began getting the error message "during the last boot up your system hung up for improper frequency combination etc etc etc." To my knowledge nothing has been changed so I can''t understand why the problem occurs after 3 years of good service. My questions are what information do i need and how do I obtain it? many of the parts came from unknown sources but I did get a CD for main board drivers. BIOS lists CPU frequency multiple as 18X and 133/33.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:01 AM   #2
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did some googling for "system hung up for improper frequency combination" and found a couple of pages referring to cpu heating issues. maybe your heatsink/fan has gone kapput.
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