Hi there all ,
I have this problem with my current setup.
First some specs :
Motherboard : MSI K7N2 (MS-6570) 333FSB Max
Memory : 2 x 512 PC27000 333MHz
VGA card : 1 x Aopen Aeolus GeForce4 Ti4200 AGPx8
Sound card : on board disabled. Philips Acoustic Edge PCI
Controllers : NForce2 on board , Adaptec 2940 + BIOS PCI
Harddisks : 1 x IBM 40Gb , 1 x Maxtor 40Gb , 1 x Maxtor 80Gb All are ATA100
DVD Player : Toshiba M1502
Floppy disk drive : Samsun 1.44mb
Rounded cables , 4 fans in total (including cpu fan)
Processor : 1 x Amd Athlon XP 2600+ Barton core (166FSB)
The thing is .. when i install this pretty cpu in my sweeet configuration shown above.. it works.
As long as i put the FSB on 133MHz (making it a Athlon 2000+ in comparison). Windows XP SP1 works flawlessly. Dos boots , everything is happy in paradise.
When i put the FSB on 166MHz in the Setup (some people would say the bios/cmos) , Windows XP SP1 produces blue screens , Dos fails after 60 seconds , hangs in the setup , and what completely baffled me :
The Windows XP bootable setup CD .. BLUE SCREENS !
The cpu has been tested by the supplier and he claims it works perfectly. MSI tested a reference motherboard for me with one of their own Amd Athlon XP 2600+ Barton cores and claims it works perfectly.
I've changed VGA cards , swapped memory , removed disks , put fans on the PSU instead of the motherboard (high power consumption). Updated the bios to version 3.4 (latest since couple of days) and nothing aids in getting rid of this problem.
Can anyone help me with this very weird , yet highly annoying problem ?