when i start up my computer i get a message in bios saying the "host frequency setting isnt working on the cpu" does this mean i need a new cpu or could it be cmos battery fault etc. I've tried resetting the frequency but on saving and exiting it keeps reverting back to a slower setting. my cpu is Athlon XP2600 but shows as XP2000. Any advise please
a 2600+ barton has a 11.5 multiplier, just like the 2200+ Thoroughbred. This difference, as you have pointed out is that the barton should run at 166mhz, while the Thoroughbred just runs at 133mhz. So you system is now running at 1.66Ghz instead of it's true speed of 1.91Ghz.
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