CPU Speed changes ?!?! (800->400) and machine doesn't shutdown/restart
Posted on 2003-04-01
Hi, here's my home machine's spec:
OS: W2K Pro, sp3
HW: P3-800EB on ASUS CUSL2-C with 512MB RAM
IBM 40GB HD, ATAPI CDROM x52
ATI 3D RAGE PRO AGP x2 (8MB), HP 940c printer
ESS ES56PI-H modem card, 3Com 10/100 NIC (disabled in windows)
1. Half the times, on startup, it says "Intel(R) Pentium(R) III 800EB Processor" and it continues to load.
In the other half of times - I says 400MHz instead and automatically goes to the BIOS setup screen and says the cpu speed is incorrect...
It selects 800 automatically so I just save and exit and its ok till the next time...
The machine is 2 years old. What can cause it? can the BIOS battery be dead?
* One more little clue - I have a probe utility from asus to see cpu temp - sometimes this app loses contact with the hardware and says "N/A" - when this happens I know that the next reboot will be "400MHz"
2. When soft rebooting/shuting down it sometimes get stuck and doesn't reboot/shutdown.
When its stuck the screen shows like blank full-screen character mode with blinking cursor at (0,0)
Thanx in advance,