Do I have 2600xp in my new machine? Help please!

  SteveD73 09:56 14 Mar 03
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I have a XP machine ordered from a local shop. I asked for a AMD 2600XP Processor which I understand isn't 2.6Ghz,but I understand to be at least 2.0 Ghz. Is this true?
When I go to system properties via control panel it says AMD Athlon 1.26 Ghz.
Does this mean I don't have a 2600xp processor in my machine.Is it a lower spec processor...?

  ©®@$ђ 10:02 14 Mar 03

ues that is correct the 2600xp runs @2 ghz

they may have given you a 2600xp chip,but it might not be setup correctly in the bios.

but don't fiddle yourself just incase,query them about this as the processor is reading nearly half of the speed it should.

also when the computer boots up, look at the text on the screen it should say what the processor is detected as.

contact them!

  cheapskate2k 10:09 14 Mar 03

I presume your running XP, ive got a 2400+ and it states that it is a 2400+ running at 2000mhz. Yours should be running at 2130mhz and by doing a bit of maths ive worked out your problem hopefully. Your chip should run with a front side bus of 166, 166x13=2150 or there abouts if the bios is set with a fsb of 100 that would give you 1300mhz. So do a check in your bios, probably just hit del when you turn it on and it may be under frequencies and voltages. I would give the shop a call before you change it but I would bet money thats the problem!

  ©®@$ђ 10:17 14 Mar 03

yes it should be 2.133GHz not 2ghz

but also the fsb still should be 133MHz (266MHz DDR). not 166.This clock speed is attained by using a multiplier of 16 and a front side bus of 133MHz (16x133=2133)

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  cheapskate2k 10:27 14 Mar 03

I think the new ones do have an fsb of 133. Maybe they have changed them recently? click here

The maths would explain why its showing 1.26.

  cheapskate2k 10:29 14 Mar 03

I meant to say 166. You can try 133 but the multiplier will alomst certainly be locked so that would give 1729mhz which is something like a 2000+.

  ©®@$ђ 10:33 14 Mar 03

either way SteveD73, as cheapskate2k and i have pointed out! the best thing to do is contact the seller!

as they should know what they have put in!

  cheapskate2k 10:35 14 Mar 03

Thats fair enough! I dont think you want to fry the chip for the sake of a phonecall. I spose thats the beauty of a local shop!

  ©®@$ђ 10:38 14 Mar 03

but a little naughty to give him a machine which isn't setup to run at the spec he wanted!

  cheapskate2k 10:43 14 Mar 03

Of course, but its a pain that Athlons dont set there own FSB. Loads of people have the same problem with them defaulting to 100 so they think they have been done.

  ©®@$ђ 10:48 14 Mar 03

they only default when the bios has been changed! they should've had it set correctly for him to not worry about this!

either way it may not even be a 2600xp chip, or it may be an fsb of 133 (266),or it could be an fsb of 333. and changin the multiplyer himself is a risk

so first port of call is the local shop

if it is an 2600xp chip,i bet my money on it being a 133(266) chip..they are cheaper!

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