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  zoobie 11:35 14 Jan 2004

I just bought a AMD XP2600 Athlon CPU that's supposed to be running at 2.6gHz...but when I look in Belarc and other system hardware displays, it says it's a 1.15gHz AMD Athlon XP. What gives and are they trying to take me for a ride? Comments? Thx

  LastChip 11:43 14 Jan 2004

It depends upon which 2.6GHz CPU you have.

One runs at 2133MHz on a 266MHz FSB and the other at 2083MHz on a 333MHz FSB.

It is probably just the initial setup in the BIOS in order to start the CPU working. You now have to make the appropriate adjustments to to the FSB and multiplier, to make the CPU work at its specified speed.

  zoobie 11:44 14 Jan 2004

What is bios needs changing? Every ap says it's a 1.5gHz speed. Thanks

  woodchip 11:47 14 Jan 2004

In BIOS Frequency is the one to change to 133

  zoobie 12:11 14 Jan 2004

OK...I changed it to cpu frequency to 133 and now the ap says it's a 1.53gHz...Still, it's nowhere near the 2+gHz it's supposed to be. Should I set the cpu frequency in bios to 166? Thanks

  woodchip 12:14 14 Jan 2004

There may be a multiplier jumper on the motherboard check the manual

  zoobie 12:53 14 Jan 2004

OK...I set the cpu frequency in bios to 166 and for the first time, it's reporting that, indeed, it's an AMD XP2600 now running at 1.91gHz. I didn't see a multiplier jumper in the manual...Anything else to speed this baby up? Thanks

  zoobie 13:22 14 Jan 2004

Hey...thanks all. I just read where it depends on how the OS handles it, too. My win98se is evidently making it run at 1.91gHz which is almost double the 1.15gHz when I first posted here. long as it's around 2gHz, I'm happy. Thanks again...I don't think I'll be overclocking...but you never know! }:^)

  woodchip 14:58 14 Jan 2004

I have a 1600XP and run it for two weeks at 150/150/33 =1900XP

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