athlon xp2600+ not recognised

  [DELETED] 10:11 20 Sep 2003

any ideas why my processor is not recognised. i get 'unknown processor' running at speeds between 1250 and 1666.
i have tried various jumper settings on mboard, also adjusting bios between 100/100 through to 133/166 (cpu/ram). i think i should have the option of 166/166 but i haven't. tried latest bios for motherboard too- still no luck.
btw, system is mini barebone cf s768 and mboard is cfi s76. thanks.

  [DELETED] 10:27 20 Sep 2003

click here in this thread asking the same question, forum members are advising your motherboard is not capable of recognising the 2600XP. Have you found further information to suggest otherwise? Regards. j.

  [DELETED] 10:29 20 Sep 2003

i have been told i can either download a bios which i can change fsb to 166 as this option is available on motherboard jumpers or i can overclock it to the correct speed

  [DELETED] 10:40 20 Sep 2003

click here If this link works, it will take you to the full specifications of your board, and max. CPU and FSB speeds. J.

  [DELETED] 10:46 20 Sep 2003

Yep! it did. The second page, [Under features] states the choice of CPU's you have available. j.

  [DELETED] 10:47 20 Sep 2003

Does your motherboard claim to be compatible with the processor you are trying to use? I see from the click here you refer to it says "Processor Support AMD Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron up to 2200+ or higher" but that, to me, is vague and I would require a specific confirmation.

I don't want this to appear nose-thumbing but I have assembled quite a number of computers in the last few years. My prime requirement always, and which I almost religiously check, is that the motherboard, the CPU and the memory are all compatible. If they are not, the proposed machine will not work - simple as that.

  [DELETED] 10:47 20 Sep 2003

looks like i'll hav 2 give up then, thanks anyway

  [DELETED] 10:50 20 Sep 2003

i have been told that if my board doesnt support my cpu i can overclock it to the correct speed, will still show up as unknown but doesnt really matter, is this correct?

  [DELETED] 10:54 20 Sep 2003

Dangerous thing to do esp. with new components (unless you're rich)

  [DELETED] 10:58 20 Sep 2003

sadly im not, i get 1.66ghz but the bios i hav supports up to xp2400 so surely i should get at least 2gigs

  [DELETED] 11:04 20 Sep 2003

The link I gave you in my post at 10:40 states that the board will only go up to 2100XP "Thoroughbred"! If you can flash the BIOS to recognise a 2400, then that's your limit, a 2600XP will not be recognised. j.

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