Does anyone else also think that the athlon cannot run any faster. I hooked up my athlon to my oscillyscope to look at the clock pulses. Guess what, very noisy. I don't think they can run these things much faster
That is not an oscillyscope moron. It is your microwave. You will get much better results if you try sticking your head in it first. The lead, I assume your problems are a result of lead poisoning, will decrease the noise. If it isn't better, try another 20 minutes on high.