AMD processor speed reporting

  madvlad 16:04 06 Sep 2004

I am building my parents a computer with what was sold to me as a AMD Athlon XP 2600+ processor - chip only no box.(new)

I am having problems with the system freezing and crashing. One of the things that is puzzling me, is that in system properties (win Me) the process is reported as authentic AMD but no speed rating.

On my computer, in system properties (Win Xp) the processor is rated as 2600+. On my machine the bios is to 1917Mhz, on the new one the closest I can get is 1916 Mhz, is this why?

The worrying thing is if I slow the processor down to 133Mhz * 11.5 I have the processor report in system properties as Authentic AMD Athlon 1800+.

Is this normal as this is only the second machine I've made, or am I being duped.

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