Processor speed?

  s99Raj 11:31 14 Feb 2004

I've just bought a motherboard bundle from Novatech (Order Code MBB-X28IG) which comes preinstalled with an AMD XP 2800 processor.

I thought the speed was 2.08 GHz, but when i go to Control Panel/System I see that it's listed as 1.24 GHz.

What's going on here?

Thank you.

  anchor 11:51 14 Feb 2004

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  961 11:58 14 Feb 2004

FSB probably needs resetting in BIOS

  dth 12:14 14 Feb 2004

you need to change the fsb speed in the Bios from 100 to 166.

re-stat your p/c and press the delete button to enter the Bios and work through the various options until you find the right one.

  s99Raj 14:08 14 Feb 2004

I've had a look through the BIOS and found the following :

FSB Spread Spectrum which is disabled but can be set to 0.5% or 1%.

The CPU External Frequency is set to 100MHz, and the manual tells me that the FSB isequal to twice this value. I can set the CPU External Frequency in increment of 1, 2, 3 or 5 MHz. Various options can take it up to 211 MHz.
What should I set it to?

  woodchip 14:20 14 Feb 2004

The CPU External Frequency is set to 100MHz, Change it to 133

  woodchip 14:21 14 Feb 2004

Or even 166

  s99Raj 14:23 14 Feb 2004

I'll go and try both now and see what happens.....

  Rayuk 14:31 14 Feb 2004

The 2800+ will be a 166fsb

  s99Raj 14:38 14 Feb 2004

I set it to 166 and the processor is now being reported as the correct 2.08 GHz.

There is also the option to set it to 200.
Would that damage anything; is there any advantage in setting it to 200?

  Elrond 14:42 14 Feb 2004

If you set it to 200 you'll will be overclocking, and this cand damage the CPu if there isnt sufficient cooling

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