CPU + Bios information

  23790954 14:27 19 May 2006

Once again I am seeking information from all you helpful people. Thanks to everyone who replied to my previous 2 queries in the last two weeks.
Being an elderly pensioner, learning about computers has become my hobby. On this occasion I would like to know the following:
When you in stall a Processor into the motherboard, and get to the stage of turning on the system, does the system automatically fix the settings relating to the processor; FSB etc.,into the bios or should this be done manually. My reason for asking is that my MSI K7N2 socket A motherboard is fitted with an AMD 2600+ processor, which I believe has a FSB speed of 333, but in the bios it records a lower FSB than this. All information and advice on this topic would be very much appreciated.

  DieSse 14:54 19 May 2006

There are several models of AMD2600+ and they need different settings

Athlon XP 2600+
'AXDA2600DKV3C' - Model 8(Thoroughbred), 256KB L2-cache, 133MHz FSB, 2.13GHz(133x16.0)
'AXDA2600DKV3D' - Model 8(Thoroughbred), 256KB L2-cache, 166MHz FSB, 2.08GHz(166x12.5)
'AXDA2600DKV4D' - Model 10(Barton), 512KB L2-cache, 166MHz FSB, 1.92GHz(166x11.5)

Athlon MP 2600+
'AMSN2600DKT3C' - Model 8(Thoroughbred), 256KB L2-cache, 133MHz FSB, 2.13GHz(133x16.0)
'AMSN2600DUT4C' - Model 10(Barton), 512KB L2-cache, 133MHz FSB, 2.00GHz(133x15.0)

So you need to ascertain exactly which one you have . SIW may be able to tell you click here

  vinnyT 11:50 20 May 2006

Central Brain Identifier is an AMD processor identification utility.

This, click here , will tell you about the settings of your amd cpu.

Hope this helps.

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