Incorrectly identifying XP2600+ chip.

  Indigo 1 23:28 16 Feb 2004

I have just run a couple of diagnostics just out of curiosity and discovered that my XP2600+ is running at 1833mhz when it is normall 2085mhz.

The CPU was identifying itself as a XP2500+.
This surprised me so I checked the BIOS settings in soft Menu III and and there the chip was identified as XP2600+ (333mhz)

I came out of BIOS ran the diag again and it's back to XP2600+ again ??? What can cause this ?? any ideas????

  hugh-265156 02:25 17 Feb 2004

softmenu 3 im not familiar with sorry but click here and check your bios settings 133mhz ddr = 333 i think.

what mobo do you have?

  hugh-265156 02:28 17 Feb 2004

erm 166mhz even = 333 DOH!

  bananaslik 10:10 17 Feb 2004

hi Indigo 1,if your cpu is a xp2600 thoroughbred it runs at an fsb of 166,if however it is a xp2600 (standard)it runs at neeb to b careful with these because most people r sold the standard chips & don't know that there is a difference.they then run it at 166 & burn it out

  Indigo 1 14:17 17 Feb 2004

Mobo is Abit AT7-MAX2, soft Menu III is a feature of Abit boards which allows access to CPU settings.

bananaslik: Processor is AMDXP2600+ Thoroughbred AXDA2600+KV3D

It's not really a problem but I would like to know why it happened.

  Indigo 1 12:55 18 Feb 2004


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