Hi all. I have just purchased aan Asrock K7S8X mainboard. On this is an Athlon 3000+. The problem I am getting is that if I set the jumpers on the board to FSB333 the computer wont boot. In the bios the max frequency I can get is 248MHZ. Can anyone tell me what the settings should be. Also my memory DDR333 is showing as 166 is this a correct setting. TIA Mark.a
Another point to remember is that atlon model numbers (EG XP3000) do NOT refer to their speed in Mhz, so if you are trying to get your CPU to run at 3000Mhz it wont work..But then you are probably already aware of this, grandma and sucking eggs etc.
Hope this helps. It should be running at 2.17Mhz. I think its as follows 166x13. My 2.8 is running at 2.08 which is 166x12.5. If you can't get the right clock speed it could be due to hardware jumpers not set correctly or M/b or CPU is faulty.
I have tried all of your good advice.As Dorsai says in my BIOS the setting is 166 and the mobo jumpers are set at 266, 'cause if I put the jumpers to 333 the blooming thing will not POST. (hair leaving scalp at an alarming rate).Anyhow I'll mark as resolved so many thanks to all of you.