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AMD LOCKUPS
Logiman Oct-04-01 07:31 PM
I have a athlon 1.3ghz 256MB ram system, with 2 case fans and a coolermaster cpufan. When opeing word documents, the machine will freeze up and the only way to unlock is to reset.

System
Abit MB,1.3ghz,MaxtorHD, 3comnic,corsair memory,g450video,sblvalue,plextor R/w, iomega internal zip

Any help would be appreciated!!!


1. RE: AMD LOCKUPS
lbyard Oct-04-01 09:19 PM
In response to message 0
Could you provide the verions of Word, Windows, and the motherboard? Larry

2. RE: AMD LOCKUPS
logiman Oct-05-01 04:31 PM
In response to message 1
It has an ABITkt7a mb, windows98se, and word97. Thanks for any assistance.

3. RE: AMD LOCKUPS
lbyard Oct-05-01 07:08 PM
In response to message 2
If you are also having problems with other applications, there may be memory or other hardware problem. If not, I would first install all updates for Word 97: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q265/3/74.ASP. Larry

4. RE: AMD LOCKUPS
DorXtar Oct-18-01 06:30 AM
In response to message 3
I have had trouble with AMD not with performance, but the chips have little tolerance for poor-quality components (like the power supply).

My Athlon would constantly crash, but with an upgrade to an Antec 300W power supply, my problems went away.

You may be under-powered, yes, some applications may make calls to the system for more resources than they really need and cause the system to crash if it is already unstable.

If the power doesn't fix it, go to catchup.cnet.com and they'll automatically give you every update you need.


5. RE: AMD LOCKUPS
Accessdabbler Oct-18-01 02:06 PM
In response to message 4
I agree. I too had problems with my system freezing. I upgraded to a 300W power supply and I increased ventillation in the case.

6. RE: AMD LOCKUPS
lbyard Oct-18-01 03:52 PM
In response to message 5
All CPU's, including those made by Intel, have a "poor" tolerance for sub-standard power supplies. Anything, such as memory, that requires a tightly regulated power supply, will crash when used with cheap, noisy power supplies or cheap, poorly designed motherboards that do not properly bypass noise spikes to ground, etc. Junk behaves like junk. Larry

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