A mate of mine recently purchased new compnents for his PC (MoBo, CPU, RAM, Case). According to documentation, the MoBo supports up to AMD XP3200+. He got a 2600+, installed and it's showing on boot as AMD2000+ with speed of 1667MHz
The clock and clock multiplier show as 133 x 12.5 which gives around 1667MHz which is about right for a 2000+ I believe. To get the board to recognise the CPU as 2600+ (and therefore I assume around 2200MHz) I assume we need to change the clock and multiplier?
The jumper settings on the board allow FSB of 100, 133, 166 and 200 with Chipset having 333 FSB. Would the best setting be 166 * some multiplier yet to be decided? 166 being half the FSB of 333 of the CPU and RAM, as MoBo manufacturers often use the base frequency for measuring these things?
So my main question I suppose is this: What **actual** speed does an XP2600+ run at? 2075, 2158, 2241 or 2324 MHz (using 166 x 13 to 14 as clock and multiplier)?
Any advice gratefully received, cos I'm getting earache again over this :o)
Thanks for that. That was my first port of call, but up to time of posting the original thread I was getting "Page Cannot Be Displayed" errors, so I thought it's site address had changed or taken offline etc. And apart from anything else, past experience has shown that some of the people in here seem to know most things anyway.
Thanks again all. Waiting to hear back from him yet. Will keep you informed.