Identifying an Athlon CPU

  Dave.S 11:14 14 Mar 04

Hi, Can anyone please tell me how I can identify the cpu I have in my computer (without taking it apart) Windows xp pro reports that it is an unknown cpu. It is suppossed to have an Athlon XP 2500+ in but Windows says it is running at 1.1Ghz, shouldn't this cpu be running at 1.83Ghz ? Also the mobo sets itself up to the cpu and it is only running a 100MHz FSB.
Thanks in advance for any help.

  Leejg 11:16 14 Mar 04


Have a look at my thread on Processor speed further down the list alot of people have helped and I think their answers will help you too.

  AndySD 11:17 14 Mar 04
  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 11:20 14 Mar 04

If you download and install click here

Personell system then at top when it is running
go to plugins and select CUPID this wil give you all the info u need to find out what cpu is installed.


It sounds to me like you have a 2500 Athlon but that the mobo has defaulted to fail safe defaults. You will have to set the CPU in the Bios to get the full speed from it - this is not an uncommon situation

  Dave.S 16:03 14 Mar 04

Thanks for that everyone, I now have it running at 1.83GHz. But windows still won't identify the cpu ! Does, because it nows runs at 1.83, it prove that its an Athlon XP 2500+ Barton ? , which is what I ordered.

What FSB setting do you have?

  Rayuk 19:21 14 Mar 04

Its an AthlonXP2500+ 11x100=1100
11x166=1826 which is the right settings.
Check here for all variants of Athlons
click here

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