Athlon 550 to 900 problems

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I recently upgraded my cpu from an Athlon 550 to a 900 (classic). What was a very stable system will not run Quake 3, UT or DVD films without freezing. I thought it was a temp problem but I am running at about 100 F. This is a little cooler than the 550 was. Does anyone have any idea what my problem might be or where to look ?

Thanks for the help.
 
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I actually figured out what it was, I manually diabled AGP 4X in the bios and system hasn't misbehaved at all since.

Just in case someone else may have a similar problem here are the specs..
Athlon Classic 900
Biostar M7KE (KX 133)
Hercules GeForce 2MX (6.18)
3 Sticks Generic PC 100 (128 total)
Soudblaster Live Value
Windows 98
 
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You are using GENERIC ram with your athlon? Not good. These processors are VERY sensitive to the quality of your memory, re-post if you have problems or if it works completly stable for that matter, I'd be interested. With PC100 prices at $50 for 128 megs, I'm tempted to buy generic but I think I'll pay in the end if i do.
 

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