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    bios settings to get xp2600 running at correct speed?


    ive just installed a xp2600 into a msi mb but it hasn't detected it at the correct speed?

    what should i set the FSB and Ratio to so i can obtain the correct speed for an AMD xp2600??

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    RF
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    What is it being detected as? There are 2 versions of the 2600xp. If your says it has the 333mhz fsb, it should have a multiplier of 12.5. If the 266mhz fsb, it should have a multiplier of 16.
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    its the 333MHz version - at least that is the one i ordered

    it is currently just being something like 1250

    so should i set the FSB to.....333?? with 12.5x?? seems too much..

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    RF
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    Actually, you would set it to 166, (its DDR, so it gets multiplied by 2, giving 333mhz). I believe there's a jumper somewhere you'll have to set to 166.
    What mobo? Be sure you have latest bios, that can cause problems.
    Last edited by karsh44; April 23rd, 2004 at 09:23 AM.
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    I think i can do that in the bios on this mobo... MSI KT4V

    thanks for your help i will give it a go

    RF
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    yes!! that has worked a treat !!

    thanks very much

    RF
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    Dave, is DDR exactly twice as fast? I'm using normal pc133 right now. If DDR is really that beneficial, I'll do an upgrade.

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    Originally Posted by hopstream
    Dave, is DDR exactly twice as fast? I'm using normal pc133 right now. If DDR is really that beneficial, I'll do an upgrade.
    DDR is twice as fast as regular sd-ram, but that doesn't mean a 50% increase in performance or anything. It would be a modest speed increase. Be sure your board supports ddr, instead of just sdram if its older.
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