boot up Bios recognition please help

  [DELETED] 21:10 15 Oct 2003

The motherboard is an Abit VP6 dual processor board. Sometimes on boot the wrong processor data is shown prompting an F1 to continue. Onboard are 2x 1GHz P3, however sometimes the Bios is reporting this as 2x 500Mhz P3. Is this a problem requiring a BIOS upgrade or a replacement cmos battery or something else. Sometimes the system boots ok and shows 2x 1GHz.

  woodchip 21:18 15 Oct 2003

No I would think that you have not got jumpers or dip switches correct on MOBO, on those lines. Check with manual it only takes one, it may run but not as it should

  woodchip 21:19 15 Oct 2003

PS it may also be FSB in BIOS

  [DELETED] 21:36 15 Oct 2003

The VP6 does not use jumpers or Dip switches. The Bios is set via a SOFT MENU III

  [DELETED] 21:38 15 Oct 2003

Clock speed in BIOS is ok 1000 Fsb is ok 133

  woodchip 21:41 15 Oct 2003

Try this see if it work's turn the P&P of in BIOS exit save settings and let Windows run the P&P I have done this on occasion's to troubleshoot. Then right click on my computer/properties to see what cpu is

  [DELETED] 22:26 15 Oct 2003

I shall try this when I have a chance, however the problem system is not here at the moment.
I have not heard of the p&p theory before.
The problem is that the system continues even if the initial prompt states that the cpu is at wrong setting just hit the old F1 and everything runs. Once into windows system reports the two cpu are correct 998MHz. If on boot up POST hit del when prompted that cpu settings wrong, get into BIOS and all the settings are correct no changes. So my theory was as this is happening at POST there must by a malfunction of the BIOS instruction set.

  woodchip 22:29 15 Oct 2003

As I said Plug and Play

  woodchip 22:31 15 Oct 2003

A new bios update may fix it but You are aware of the dangers

  [DELETED] 22:38 15 Oct 2003

As you say p&p and I will try it. I have two of these systems both identical set up and settings, the one I am on at the moment and another at another local, never had a problem with this one only the other one, could this be due to this one being a slightly newer revision mobo to the problem one.

  woodchip 22:42 15 Oct 2003

I would think that the bios as got bugs

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