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Hi guys: I have P III board GFXCEL PC133 computer. Original speed is 533 MHZ but some times when i reset the computer it shows 800 E MHz and the computer is stuck. I dont know why it doing that. It has 512 MB ram Two 256 PC 133 RAMs. I take it out the CMOS battery and put it back but it still shows 800E HZ. I play around take the rams out hard disk and then put them again but some times it shows 533HZ and start running but when next day or after few hours i try to start it again stuck and shows 800 E  MHZ. Any help highly appriciate. Also i try to press Del key in the start but eery thing is frozen.

It has windows 2000 PRO operating system.

Thanks in advance.
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Now it shows back 533 after i play again inside. When it start running it shows 533 speed and Trend Chipway virus guard message.

Thanks.
BitsBytesandMoreNetwork Operations Manager
Top Expert 2009

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Sounds like a bad capacitor issue. Things start behaving erratically. The symptoms (usually they become progressive):
System Faults:
Motherboard fails to POST.
Memory Test Fails.
System randomly and/or constantly reboots itself.
Fails to fully boot (or even install) Operating System.
System randomly and frequently freezes.
Random & frequent 'Blue Screens of Death'
BSoD or hard freeze under heavy drive activity (Either RAID, SCSI, or standard ATA)
CPU temps abnormally higher than usual under typical or less load.
*CPU VCORE & other system voltages are erratic or far out of tolerances.
Resetting the system after a freeze and the system will not repost.
(You have to completely power down then power back up.)
 These people fix them for about $50, but being a PIII .... I don't think it is worth it: http://www.badcaps.net/pages.php?vid=5
Also.... sometimes re-flashing the BIOS might help. You can get it from http://pcchipsusa.com/support-pcchips-bios.asp
You may also try to clean and apply fresh thermal paste if you are lucky and have the Socket 370 Processor... if you have the slot 1 .... your toast.
See the screen-shot below of how a bad capacitor looks ... sometimes they are even burst and you can see something like rust oozing from the top...

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Thanks for this detail help. In that link:

http://pcchipsusa.com/support-pcchips-bios.asp

it shows three products with same chipset type PC133 GFXcel i have. Can you please tell me which one i have to download?

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Top Expert 2009
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This one is on us!
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