View Full Version : Did I get cheated some Mhz?
05-13-2002, 01:51 AM
About three months ago I bought a new AMD 1600 XP. After installing it, I noticed during the startup that it said my system was: "AMD Athlon(tm) XP/MP/4 1056 MHz". And then I ran 3dMark2001 and it says I have an "AMD Palomino @ 1.03GHZ". What's up with that? What happened to the 1.6GHZ? Did the dude at Fry's screw me with a different CPU? :( :confused:
Any assistance is appreciated, and thanks in advance. :D
05-13-2002, 02:22 AM
First off, remember that it may be called a 1600+ but its actual clock speed is at 1.4 GHz. You probably need to change settings in your bios so that its set right.
05-13-2002, 02:22 AM
Am I supposed to change some settings in the BIOS after installing a new mobo and cpu? I used to have an HP so I just bought a new mobo, case, cpu, and RAM. I had to do everything from scratch. So to rephrase the purpose of this post: Am I supposed to change some settings in BIOS after putting everything together so the cpu will run at it's proper rate? How about overclocking it?
Thanks again :D
05-13-2002, 02:24 AM
Spigidygak: I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to hardware, but that's why I'm here. :) Any idea what settings I should change? If it's too much info to post, can you point me in the right direction please? :D
Thanks yet again.
05-13-2002, 02:28 AM
There are settings on the mobo that determine many things. You have to set them to the type of cpu you have. If your cpu is 1.4 ghz, you have to set it to that switch.
05-13-2002, 02:31 AM
What kind of board do you have? Some boards have a jumper to switch from 100 to 133 FSB.
If it recognizes the the CPU as an XP, I don't see why you would need to update the BIOS, but many of the members here have better experience with that than I.
05-13-2002, 03:07 AM
Yes... what Ladogaboy said.
05-13-2002, 07:43 AM
I know that when i installed my 1800+, it defaulted to 1153mhz instead of 1.53ghz...
This can be changed by selecting the correct CPU in the BIOS, usually accessed by DEL during the memory counting, etc...
Most newer motherboards have the types by name as opposed to the old days of setting FSB and things like that.
05-13-2002, 09:41 AM
you should just need to go into the bios, and set the FSB to 133/266 to fix the problem.
Sometimes, just going into the bios will fix the problem, it depends on the motherboard.
05-13-2002, 09:46 AM
It's the FSB problem (set @ 100Mhz) so just do what other members have said!
05-13-2002, 12:29 PM
You guys were dead on. It was the FSB set at 100. Hehe. You guys are good. Thanks a lot. Now I get to act as if I got a 400 mhz upgrade. :) Thanks again.
05-13-2002, 02:12 PM
nothing to do with being good, and everything to do with making the same exact mistake ;)
05-13-2002, 04:44 PM
Yeah, people wouldnt know unless it happened to them or someone they knew.
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