A7M266 problem with 2100+ HELP!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by zoyvod, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. zoyvod

    zoyvod Guest

    i have a problem to install 2100+ on A7M266.
    although i have updated the bios to version 1007 which supports athlon xp 2100+ when i press the power button everything seems to work fine but my monitor stays in stand by mode.
    when i put back my athlon 1400 everything works fine.
    i have tried everything.
    i have changed the rams , i have changed the jumpers and i don't know what else to do.
    pls help me
    thanks in advance!!!!!
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    you cleared the cmos?
  3. zoyvod

    zoyvod Guest

    yes i have cleared it.
    i'v pulled out motherboards battery and put it in again and nothing!!! tha same problem again.
  4. Ultrabeamer

    Ultrabeamer Guest

    Do you have an Athlon XP with Palomino or T-Bred core?

    T-Bred isn't working on your mainboard.
  5. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

    Des Moines,IA
    I've seen that happen if you are trying to use changed mobo CPU multiplier settings with a normal "locked" CPU. If your board has these settings, make sure thay are set to "auto" or "default".

    I would then check which CPU core you are using (Palomino, T-bred) like UltraBeamer said. You can tell by the numbers on the CPU. Plug the letters that appear after the "2100" on the CPU in a search engine and there will surely be a page that will help. Maybe someone here knows of a site that has the letter codes already deciphered?

    If you find out the core is Palomino and are sure the mobo supoprts it, maybe the CPU is bad I guess.