Matsonic mobo

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tibboh, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. tibboh

    tibboh Arte et Marte

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    Daughter's AMD Duron (950) with Matsonic MS8308E mobo is, according to Balarc Advisor, Bus Clock running at 66Mhz - is that not a tad slow.

    Any advice greatfully appreciated :eek:
     
  2. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Belarc may be giving you faulty info try AIDA32 or Sisofts Sandra
     
  3. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    if it is messed up go into BIOS and bump it back up. maybe the BIOS reset after a bad shutoff or something.
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    66mhz shouldn't even be possible. is the duron 950 running at 950mhz? if so, everything is fine.
     
  5. tibboh

    tibboh Arte et Marte

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    Belaric detects CPU running at 950 Mhz, but Bus clock still displays 66 Mhz (whereas my trusty old P111 500 displays 100).

    AIDE32 says
    External clock 66
    Current clock 950
    Maximum 1200

    There is little to change in the BIOS - apart from asking if you want it to run Optimal/Best Performance (cant see anything on the mobo).

    System has always appeared slow, although improvement since expanding memory to 512 max.

    Am i making something out of nothing?
     
  6. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Yes belarc is wrong, some programs detect the wronf FSb speed on some boards. According to belacr my FSB is 66, according to Sisoft sandra and AIDA32 its 137 (overclocked just a wee bit):)

    go here and dowload WCPUID, if it tells you the FSB is 66 then you can start worrying
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    A 950 MHz box can't run with a 66MHz FSB! :eek:
    My PIII 550 has a 100MHz FSB ... I would think the BIOS would be the only place where u could change it.
     
  8. Jz1397-5

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    WCPUID is the best program to detect. best of luck
     
  9. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    I agree. A Duron running at 950 with a 66Mhz FSB would have a ~14.5 multiplier!

    The FSB is actually 100 or 133. I found the specs for that mobo here: http://www.matsonic.com/ms8308e.htm

    Just a simple search in Yahoo. :)

    The reason why it may seem a bit slow is because it has onboard video which uses system memory for its RAM. You'll want at least 256MB RAM (preferably 512MB) because of this.

    Good news though: It does have an AGP slot so you can get a cheapie AGP video card (even a GF4 MX is way better than onboard video). Then disable the onboard video in BIOS.
     
  10. tibboh

    tibboh Arte et Marte

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    many thanks to all who contributed - i think i will just have to "bite the bullet" and accept that clock speed MUST be correct, even though ALL these dowloaded programmes say otherwise.

    Since expanding to 512Mb RAM, it is a totally different machine (for an AMD) and as my daughter seems happy now, I will leave well alone - apart from disabling that dastardly on board video and fitting a "cheapie" graphics card.

    This will leave me to concentrate on my new build P4 (if I ever get round to buying all the bits), before my P3 dies. :blink: