Hi people, Just upgraded my computer to athlon xp3000. Upon installing motherboard (cpu already being built in)there was a tiny white switch i noticed on the motherboard, so i turned it on, anyway up on install etc and having my computer running following reinstall i checked my system spec to make sure xp 3000, which actually read athlon 1.3, i rang the firm i purchased from (a reputable 1!) who asked me did i turn the mentioned switch on, which i obviously did, he said turn it off and will read athlon xp 3000 which i found hard to beleave it, but he was wright.
Morale of the story is why does it read 1.3 athlon with switch on then athlon xp 3000 with switch off.
Is it because this has been tweaked to be athlon xp 3000?
and have i answered my own question.
whats all this advertising business by pc advisor i.e when i type motherboard its highlighted hoping to tempt me into buying one, am i wrong to moan!!
Roders - The switch will probaly be to switch the FSB or some other setting, which will allow the motherboard to support different types and speeds of AMD processor. The processor you have will be XP 3000. I would be 100% confident that what you thought you had bought is exactly what you got.