MOTHERBOARD: Epox 8RDA3+ nForce2 chipset
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2700+ 333MHZ FSB
MEMORY:Corsair XMS (2 x 256 = 512MB total) 400MHz
VIDEO CARD: MSI TI4200 GeFOrce 4 Titanium 8xAGP dual VGA
My system runs pretty smooth when I am running one program, when I run more programs, it starts to get choppy and sometimes will spike the processor. When I leave my system idle for just a little while (5 min. maybe) my machine will freeze up and I can't do anything to recover from the crash, forcing me to restart. I have updated my bios, and adjusted my memory timings in the bios to those specified on the Corsair website whitepapers. I adjusted my clock multiplier to 13 (specified by AMD according to the Athlon 2700+ whitepapers) and the front side bus frequency to 166MHz. Can someone help me troubleshoot why my machine is running chunky?