Athlon XP3000+ clock speed?

  wotbus@ 18:15 09 Jun 04
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  wotbus@ 18:21 09 Jun 04

Last year I bought an XP3000+ based PC. Out of interest I have just run Belarc and I am surprised to note the CPU speed is only 1.3Ghz! I am aware AMD don't state the clock speed in their publicity (like the opposition) but after checking the AMD site I am further surprised to learn that the clock speed on the XP3200+ is 2.2Ghz, almost double!!! Ummm, can anyone shine a bit of light here. Thanks.

  Indigo 1 18:58 09 Jun 04

Belarc may have reported it wrong, you can double check (in XP) by right clicking on My Computer icon then select Properties, and under the General tab you can see the processor info.

Also check on the first black screen when booting up, that should confirm it.#

If you still think it is not running up to speed, you will need to adjust your BIOS settings.

For that you will need the FSB and Multiplier settings for your specific CPU.

Download Aida32 from click here that will help with CPU I.D. and Motherboard I.D.

  wotbus@ 19:09 09 Jun 04

OK Indigo 1. Thanks for the help. I run XP by the way and the black screen you mention up and gone in a flash - is there a way to get it to stay long enough to read it?

  wotbus@ 19:10 09 Jun 04

I just checked Properties\General and it states 1.3Ghz...

  Rayuk 19:10 09 Jun 04

Your fsb should be 166/333 at the moment it is showing as 13x100=1300 change it to 166 in the bios and it will show as 2158GHz.

If you need to kn ow about AMD cpus and there fsb settings have a look click here

What motherboard do you have?

  wotbus@ 19:13 09 Jun 04

what speed should it run at?

  wotbus@ 19:31 09 Jun 04

Thanks Rayuk, getting on well now, Mobo is Asus A7N8X de Luxe.

  wotbus@ 19:37 09 Jun 04

OK Rayuk - looks like it should run at 2Ghz at least, am I right? and I can change this in the bios easily as you mentioned (bear in mind I am an old newbie...)

  Rayuk 19:40 09 Jun 04

Yes enter the bios and go to
Advanced chipset features

cpu External Freq.[MHz] alter from 100 to 166
Press escape
then F10
then y
then enter.

13x166=2158Mhz.

  wotbus@ 19:48 09 Jun 04

OK, that seems straight forward enough. Thanks for your help I will go offline now and have a go but won't close the thread just yet. Thanks again.

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