bios showing different cpu

  ikoz 20:55 19 Jan 2006

i am updating a comp for self learning practice it's an old socket 7 AMD K-2 The bios showed a 350 processor so i got a 550 i flashed the bios with no probs and on removing the processor I noticed that the processor was a 450 not a 350 as the bios said, anyway carried on and installed the 550 processor, on boot up the bios was still saying a 350, the comp is working fine, should i be worried about it saying the wrong cpu, and is there a way to change what it says, or should i ignore it?

  eqskey 21:30 19 Jan 2006

Obviously, this board can only handle a 350.Download the manual and check.But why worry,just crash the machine~you have nothing to lose.If you are over 40 years of age don't expect to run like a teenager(on the other hand "I'll have a Big Mac and triple chips")~
maybe you could LOL.

  ed-0 22:21 19 Jan 2006


a series of jumpers on the motherboard need to be altered to get the cpu to run at the correct speed. This is usual for socket 7 and super socket 7 motherboards.

The make and model of the motherboard would help.

  ikoz 22:45 19 Jan 2006

it's a pc chips pc100 systemboard, chipset is VIAgra HT8501/HT82C686A
Board supports AMD K6/K6-2/K6-111
I have a K6-2 550mhz installed

  ikoz 23:09 19 Jan 2006

sussed it set the ratio and frequency in the cpu PnP set up

  ikoz 23:09 19 Jan 2006


  ed-0 23:50 19 Jan 2006

Just found the manual for it. Yes it alters in the bios.:-)

Enjoy the burst of

  ed-0 23:59 19 Jan 2006

Manual for the 585LMR in html if you ever need it. click here

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