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    Unhappy Athlon XP 2500+ Barton Problems


    Okay I have a problem with my computer. It seems my athlon xp 2500+ Barton is running at only 1.1ghz and I can't get it to go any higher. It did this out of the blue just starting it and I hadn't done anything. I am running windows 2000, 2 20GB hitachi HD's, 512MB PC2700, Aopen 52X CD/DVD and an MSI KT4AV-L Mobo. I have tried overclocking it again everyway I can think of, and messed with all of the BIOS settings and most times it won't even restart when I do so I have to clear the CMOS and start over. Does any one have any suggestions? I heard that getting a new BIOS update could help but I don't have a floppy drive so I was hoping it was something else since it was working fine before. Any and ALL comments are welcome.

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    The FSB speed has changed to 100, rather than 166 like it should be. This is likely due to a jumper on the motherboard or a bios setting.
    Check the cpu voltage as well, if youre having power problems maybe the speed stepped down?
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    Maybe it's your mobo battery. If it dies, your CMOS will keep resetting and maybe 100 fsb is its default.
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    Y* the FSB w*s *t 100 so I ch*nged the setting to 1.7V *nd 166mhz *t 11.5X *nd It st*rted right no ***blems. I don't know why it did it in the first pl*ce. I shouldnt h*ve been * de*d b*ttery bec*use the Mobo is br*nd new. But it's working now *nd I w*s *ctu*lly *ble to OC it *nother 200mhz . It's running *t *bout 56c. Is th*t too hot or *m I still in the s*fe zone?

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