FSB frequency only 166. WHY?

  leooleo 11:15 04 Sep 2004

Below are specs for my PC. Why only 166? No option of it to be set any highier than 200 in BIOS setup.

Please HELP


Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
1.93 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Board: nVidia-nForce
Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 09/16/2003
Drives Memory Modules
164.67 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
62.27 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

DVDRW IDE1004 [CD-ROM drive]
MAT*[email protected]:A DVD-ROM SR-8585F [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

IC35L040AVVA07-0 [Hard drive] (41.17 GB) -- drive 0, s/n VNC210A2GAGYYB, rev VA2OA50K, SMART Status: Healthy
IC35L120AVV207-0 [Hard drive] (123.52 GB) -- drive 1, s/n VNVD06G4D3179L, rev V24OA66A, SMART Status: Healthy

1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Slot 'A2' has 512 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 0) 41.16 GB 18.32 GB free
d: (on drive 1) 41.94 GB 11.19 GB free
e: (on drive 1) 81.57 GB 32.75 GB free

Network Drives
None detected

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 [Display adapter]
LGE 17N [Monitor] (16.3"vis)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller Creative Game Port
Creative SB Audigy
MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
Standard Game Port
Communications Other Devices
ESS ES56T-PI Data Fax Modem
1394 Net Adapter
Alcatel SpeedTouch USB ADSL PPP OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Speed Touch 330 ADSL Modem
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

Installed Microsoft Hotfixes
Q823718 on 26/11/2003
Q832483 on 28/01/2004
KB839643-DIRECTX9 on 10/06/2004
Internet Explorer
SP2 (SP2)
Windows Media Player
Q828026 on 26/11/2003
Windows XP
KB811113[SP] on 25/08/2004

  bremner 12:02 04 Sep 2004

Not all motherboards are capable of being overclocked.

The motherboard will normally set the FSB and multiplier to the correct settings for the installed CPU.

I assume your CPU is a 333Mhz FSB model hence it is set at 166Mhz in the BIOS.

It would be 200Mhz if the CPU FSB was 400MHz.

Unfortunately what you have posted above does not include what the mobo is.It tells me it is based on the nForce chipset and has a Phoenix BIOS.

What mobo do you have and what processor do you have?

  leooleo 12:32 04 Sep 2004

mobo? what's that...you mean motherboard?

if yes, it is:

XFX NF24-ALH Socket A
FSB 400 MHz

the processor is
AMD Athlon XP 2600+

(that's all I know about it...)

I built my PC myself, but I'm not an expert. Much of it was trial and error, so I might ignore what for you is common knowledge.

please help if u can...


  bremner 12:38 04 Sep 2004

An Athlon 2600+ runs at either 133Mhz or 166Mhz depending on the model click here(1224)

Assuming yours is a 166Mhz model then all is fine.

Your motherboard (mobo) can take a 400Mhz (200MHz FSB in BIOS) processor such as the Athlon 3200+.

From what you have posted you do not appear to have any problem with your system -

  bremner 12:40 04 Sep 2004

Sorry poor link

http: //,/?St=4,E=0000000000134591752,K=7440,Sxi=2,Case=obj(1224)

Remove the space each side of the // and paste into your address bar.

  leooleo 12:57 04 Sep 2004

Thanks bremmer,
it's thanks to people like you that I've learned the little that I know about computers...


  Kalb 13:05 04 Sep 2004

As bremner has indicated the Athlon 2600 can either be 2083MHz when it will be 166MHz on the Mobo x 12.5 multiplier = 2075 near enough to 2083.
If you have the 2133MHz version then it will be 133MHz on the Mobo x 16 = 2128 near enough to 2133.
Sound like you've got the 2083 Barton core version

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