What processor do I have?

  JAC828 14:05 04 Jan 2003
  JAC828 14:05 04 Jan 2003

Wonder if anyone can help me.

I have a new PC from Carrera. I ordered an AMD XP2600+. When it arrived I booted up and checked the specs against those that I ordered. System information stated that I had a AMD XP 2000+ running at 1666 mhz. I contacted Carrera to tell them they had sent me th wrong processor. They replied that it was the right processor but they had set the BIOS incorrectly.

I followed their instructions to amend the processor speed and rebooted. After some tinkering with the memory speed I eventually got the OC to run and system info says that I now have a AMD 2600+ running at 2083 mhz. However, the PC has hung several times in a way that appears to point to the processor overheating which leads me to suspect that I they have simply got me to overclock the processor.

And so to my question. Is there a definitive way of knowing what processor I have without having to physically take the fan and heatsink off and inspect it? Any help would be much appreciated.


  alilee2002 14:10 04 Jan 2003

Tricky one. What motherboard have u got because some motherboards can't handle the fast AthlonXP 2600.


  spikeychris 14:13 04 Jan 2003

click here and download the tiny app. It will run in your browser and give you the information you require.


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