Hi all. I am testing my nephews amd processor in my mobo as I think his is giving up. His processor is running fine on my mobo so it looks like I have isolated the problem. Thing is, when I run dxdiag it shows the processor as a athlon 1600+ running at 1400mhz. He thought it was a 2400+. If I change the clock speed jumpers to up the mhz speed will it still show as a 1600+? ie, if it shows AMD xp 1600+ in dxdiag, is that what the processor is and thats that? Cheers
Thanks ed-0. Everest says CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1400 MHz (10.5 x 133) 1600+ Now i'm confused. It's saying it is a AthlonXP 1600+ which has a 266fsb, yet it says it is running at 10.5 x 133?? My jumpers for the clock speed are set at 10.5 but if a athlon 1600+ has a 266 bus speed why is it showing 133?
Hi both. Checked the site remind, the cpu has 2400 on it. Also, Everest says the chipset is a Thoroughbred and this site says a 1600 is Palamino? So, we've established that it is running at 266MHz, my mobo is set to auto detect the fsb so that is sorted. A 2400 is meant to run at 2000MHz real, so, if I change the clock ratio from 10.5x to 15x, this will bring it up to speed. Will this also change the id of the cpu in dxdiag and EVEREST? I must be a bit careful here if it really IS a 1600 and I overclock so much. On the other hand how can it be a 1600 if it isn't Palamino?? WOW, i'm gonna explode :-)
I would suggest posting the full numbers off the chip as ed-0 has suggested. If it is a 2400 then perhaps you can also post the motherboards name and number and the BIOS number as it is possible the reason it thinks its a 1600+ is the motherboard doesn't recognise it and there may be a BIOS update to address this problem.