CPU upgrade problem

  Totally-braindead 15:02 14 Nov 03

I've just upgraded my CPU from an AMD 1600 to a AMD 2500 on a Gigabyte GA7VAXP mainboard, replacing the memory as well. Now the problem I have is this, it appears to be running at 1466mhz which I believe was the speed of the old CPU, I've looked at the Bios settings and to be honest they don't appear to be much help, any changes I have made have either made no difference whatsoever or its caused the computer not to boot at all. If I reset the CMOS would that enable the board to see the CPU and set everything to the correct speeds? The Bios has been flashed to the latest update so I know this is not the problem.

  Legolas 15:09 14 Nov 03

Try resetting the CMOS and if you have the M/B manual see if you have to change a jumper setting to get the CPU to run at the correct speed.

  Legolas 15:16 14 Nov 03

After loooking at the Gigabyte web site it would appear that you can change the CPU setting via the BIOS and a dip switch on the M/B

  Legolas 15:17 14 Nov 03

Sorry here is the link
click here

  Totally-braindead 15:20 14 Nov 03

Thanks Legolas I'll try resetting the CMOS first and take it from there.

  Mr Tinkles II 16:02 14 Nov 03

could it be ther fact the 2500 is a barton core? maybe , maybe not

  Totally-braindead 16:12 14 Nov 03

Eventually got it working by manually setting the relevant speeds via the jumpers on the board. I was meant to be able to do it via the Bios but couldn't work out how to do it that way. Thanks to all.

  dth 17:34 14 Nov 03

Can I jump into your post 'Totally Braindead'. I have a XP1600 and was looking to upgrade to XP2500 - (with a new motherboard - as my existing doesn't support the higher chip size and fsb).

But is it worth it? Can you notice the speed increase?

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