DFI Lanparty mobo Prob.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Supplicium, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Supplicium

    Supplicium Guest

    Hey i had everything workin fine, till i started messin around with the CPU settings, It was reading my AMD 3000+ as an AMD XP 1.73 ghz. So i went into genie bios and went to the cpu clock rates and it was set at like 133 or somethin close.. any way i didnt know what the 3000+ clock rate was so i think its eiter 233 or 300. so i put in 300 and i restart my comp. and it will not boot. It turns on but i get no video. any ideas?
     
  2. Taurus

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    uh... those are speeds before ddr is takin into consideration. so by setting your fsb to 300, you're effectively trying a 600mhz fsb!! :eek: hope you ddin't ruin any hardware!

    your cpu has a stock fsb of 333, so set your bios to 166. and next time i suggest researching before you start making extreme changes to mhz values. ;)
     
  3. Supplicium

    Supplicium Guest

    ahh thx. yah i was very stupid to make huge changes without consulting proper investigations. Now that i know what to set my bios too... when i boot it powers on but i get no video. Do u think it messed up my video card? Is there like a reset button on the mobo so it goes back to default setting? Is there any other way to reset my bios?(can i take out the battery to reset the cmos or does that have anything to do with anything?)
     
  4. mbx

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    There should be a "clear cmos" jumper on your mobo.
    Locate it, and put the jumper over the two pins.
    Switch your machine on, leave it for (say) 5 seconds, switch off, and then remove the jumper.
    When you switch your machine back on, it should have set all options to the default values.
     
  5. Taurus

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    yeah, do that. and if you still get no video... well, prepare yourself for the worst. :(
     
  6. Supplicium

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    Great NEWS! I did the clear cmos and it worked, it set everything back to the defaults an booted perfectly. TY SOO MUCH!.

    I have one more question.

    I have the AMD 3000+
    Whats the clock rate?
    And the Multipler?
    Also the CPU Throttoling is set to 50% should i change that?
     
  7. Taurus

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    there are two different 3000+'s. you have the 333fsb version with a multiplier of 13 (166x13=2166mhz). the other one has a fsb of 400.

    and i have a cpu thermal throttling option in my bios, but i don't think i've seen it make any difference. supposedly, it's meant to downclock your processor once it starts to run too hot.
     
  8. Supplicium

    Supplicium Guest

    hey thanks alot man. i really appreciate your help. I got everything workin right. thanks again.
     
  9. Xie

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    I read an article over at tomshardware.com about this ... they took an amd and intel chip and ran both w/out heat sinks. The intel has a far better throttle and scales back the chip so no damage was done even when they tried to run it 100% for a bit ... amd on the other had fried w/in a few secs i think. :(

    Maybe if I get a sec. I'll look for the link ....
     
  10. Taurus

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    i have a feeling this is the article you're talking about? it has a video at the end.

    if that's what you're talking about, realize that it's over two years old. the thermal throttling on recent nf2 boards is supposed to be a safeguard against such things, but i haven't heard anything about it outside of my bois.
     
  11. Xie

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    hehe yeah thats the article ... though it is old has the problem really been fixed? wish they would maybe run the test again w/ newer chips/mobo's from both ... though I suppose I wouldn't be to quick to do a test that could cost me some good $. :(
     
  12. Taurus

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    well, in their latest video which accompanies this article, they show the new athlon64's capable of protecting itself from a total loss of cooling.

    but as far as our K7 processors, i don't think much can be done since the architecture doesn't have it implemented, unlike the p4's and K8's.

    [edit] link to the video page