Is the memory that you're using compatible to the amd 2400?

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Hope someone can help, this is driving me mad!!

Bought new: Case with 350w psu

MSI K7N2 Delta Mboard

512mb DDR ram (kingston)

AMD Athlon 2400 CPU

Cooler master aero cpu fan

Liteon CDRW

Maxtor 80 GIG HD

Have installed a clean boot of win xp pro and when I start installing any software the computer restarts of its own accord intermitently, there is no software installed at presentapart from XP os and it doesn't seem to matter what I try to install, it is completely unuseable. The last message that I got said that the following files would be included in a report to be sent to Microsoft; C:\windows\minidump\mini103103.03.dmp C:\docume~\dad\locals\~\1\temp\wer7.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml. If that means anything to anyone!

Have checked CPU operating temp in bios and it's 38c 100f.

The shutting down is not always linked to installing software, sometimes I only have to click on a user name to log on to XP and that will cause the machine to reset. Any advice would be appreciated.

John

Answer

This question was answered on December 4, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It seems to be a memory dump issue that could be because the ram that you're using isn't compatible to the amd chip, i would go to amd.com and find if the processor is compatible with the ram or motherboard I had a similar problem with a model of ram that wasn't compatible with my motherboard--Robert Outlaw

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 4, 2003