system information

  siouxaber 11:58 03 Oct 2003
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I recently bought a new PC which was described as having an Athlon XP 2600+ processor. When I boot up the information given is - "Main Processor: AMD Athlon (tm) XP 2000+." I am told by the store that I have definitely got a 2600+ processor. Can this be possible if info given is 2000+?

  keenan 12:09 03 Oct 2003

Get all your system information by clicking:start/run
then type in:dxdiag , click ok- this will display all your system information.

  graham√ 12:16 03 Oct 2003

Dxdiag sometimes tells porkies. Mine says I've got Windows 2000 when it's XP.

Try Belarc Advisor click here

Or Aida32 if you're on Broadband click here

  keenan 12:33 03 Oct 2003

re-Dxdiag.
Enabled me to check a lower spec., graphics card had been installed as a replacement for the original,
by an engineer from a well known supplier-can,t be all bad.

  keenan 12:35 03 Oct 2003

Bookmarked the links :)

  MAJ 13:00 03 Oct 2003

Your clock and multiplier settings in the BIOS could be set incorrectly, siouxaber.

If it's an Athlon XP 2000+ the clock speed should be set at 133 with the multiplier at 12.5 to give you 1.67GHz which the Athlon XP 2000+ runs at.

If it's an Athlon XP 2600+ with an FSB of 266, then the clock speed should be set at 133 with the multiplier at 16.0 to give you 2.13GHz which the Athlon XP 2600+(266)runs at.

If it's an Athlon XP 2600+ with an FSB of 333, then the clock speed should be set at 166 with the multiplier at 12.5 to give you 2.083GHz which the Athlon XP 2600+(333)runs at.

I suspect that you have this last processor (Athlon XP 2600+(333)), siouxaber and that the clock speed is set at 133 rather than the 166 setting which it should be.

  siouxaber 13:57 17 Oct 2003

Thanks to Maj. You were spot on - the clock speed was set at 133, not 166. No apologies from the store of course

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