December 27th, 2004, 12:53 AM
New CPU Reading 1800+ instead of 3000+
Well I recently ordered an OEM version CPU from NewEgg, http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...103-394&DEPA=0 , an Athlon XP 3000+ Barton.
I got the CPU, and looked at the model # and it indeed had the 3000 within the model number. The problem is when I put it in and loaded the system, it only says itís an 1800+ in the load up screen. I updated my BIOS on my motherboard and still reads 1800+. My motherboard DOES support the Athlon XP 3000+ as it says in the manual and on their site. Did I receive the wrong CPU, or are any of my settings wrong that it's only reading 1800+?
I did download wcpuid and it reads as the namestring Athlon XP 1800+. I am beginning to think that I may have received the wrong CPU.
Thanks in advance.
December 27th, 2004, 02:54 AM
Well I changed the FSB to 166 mhz x 13.0 and it changed the name to an XP 2200+ however it is still now 3000+. Any ideas on why it is still not reading 3000+ or clocking in at 2.1ghz, instead 1.75 ghz?
December 27th, 2004, 06:34 AM
did you try taking the battery on the motherboard out for a few seconds then putting it back to reset to the default bios settings? I had to do this for my amd xp 2500+ mobile cpu after I installed it.
December 27th, 2004, 08:29 AM
The default FSB should be 200 to that CPU. Then it should be the 3000+.
December 29th, 2004, 05:39 AM
you could always try flashing the motherboard with the latest bios to see if that has anything to do with it.
December 29th, 2004, 01:26 PM
I flashed the BIOS already with no luck, but haven't tried the battery thing. It must be my memory. I may just sell my 3 sticks, and use that money to get one stick of 1gb PC3200 as my mobo only supports one PC3200 stick and I need the memory. Thanks for the help fellas. If anyone is interested in a stick of PC2100 256mb,PC2100 512mb or PC3200 512mb PM me, they're up for sale :-D
December 29th, 2004, 03:40 PM
the default fsb for that processor is 200, no 166. it is not your memory.
January 13th, 2005, 06:18 AM
their is probably another FSB change you need to do... Check the motherboard itself as their is usually a FSB pinout... its usually 3pins with either 1-2 active or 2-3 .... switch it over and see what you get.