KX7-33 BIOS Problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by imyourgodnow, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. imyourgodnow

    imyourgodnow Guest

    I am trying to put together a PC my brother got in component form for Xmas.

    It's based on an Abit KX7-333 with an Athlon XP 2000+, but the first time I booted the POST stated the speed as 1250 MHz. When I check the BIOS it has the CPU at 1500+, I'm assuming this means it is running it as an Athlon XP 1500 (i.e. 1.25 GHz). Not a problem as such, so I changed the setting to 2000+ and also set the first boot device to CDROM for installation of Windows XP.

    This is where the real problem occurs - when I save the settings and exit the BIOS, it reboots but then fails to POST and the monitor goes into standby, as I guess it has not signal. I have to remove power and leave it for a while before it'll boot OK, but then the BIOS settings I made have nt been applied.

    Does anyone know how to get ast this problem?

  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    the xp 2000+ might bee a .13 micron processor, so you might want to do a bios update. and what kind of memory are you using?

    your board is having a problem running at a frontside bus (fsb) of 133mhz. something is holding it back, like the memory or your cpu settings. try manually changing your cu settings to 133mhz and a multiplier of 12.5. 12.5x133=1.67ghz=2000+.