True CPU speeds

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CrAsHeRKiDD, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    Yesterday i bought a

    "Athlon XP 2400+" CPU... Installed fine but now on bootup it's reading it as 1800+ and under system properties its saying its 1.5GHZ

    Can anyone shed any light into whats going on?

  2. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    what mobo r u using? did the mobo support 2400+?
    check ur bios settings...
  3. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    Dont know what motherboard im using but i know it supports 2400..

    My bios settings are stuck on 1800+ and i cant change any of these settings.
  4. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    did the mobo auto detect the fsb?
    or u manually set it?? it should run as 133 X 15 ...!
  5. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    Whats the FSB?
  6. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    front side bus...
  7. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    No idea mate i just built the PC and turned it on ;) ;)
  8. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    last time... what amd cpu did u use?? and btw it will be alot more easier to help if u can let me know the board!

    The manufacture's name and motherboard model might be displayed as the BIOS goes through its post routine. use pause!
  9. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    ASRock K7VT2 Series Motherboard hope that helps :)

    Last CPU i used was a celeron
  10. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

  11. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest


    I know nothing about that.. I dont even know where to look for the jumper switches :(
  12. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    here it is! find FSB_SEL1
  13. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    Thanx a lot

    I did that and it did boot up at 2400+ and was running at 2HGZ

    But then my PC restarted itself and then wouldnt start back up again... i got some memory allocation errors on my windows login screen

    Any ideas?
  14. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    can the pc boot up? or it prompt error msg on the login screen?
    gtg... i'm gonna late! it's 7.30am now and i have to go to my frens house b4 8....
  15. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    Yea the PC boots fine... Its just a error message on the longin screen about memory allocations or something and i click OK and my PC restarts again..
  16. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    Check if that FSB jumper change also changed the memory speed setting.

    What memory type are you using?

    DDR should be 266Mhz or higher with a 133 MhZ FSB.
    SDRAM should be 133 Mhz memory not 100 Mhz.

    If you haven't changed the BIOS it should have the timing set for CL2.5 which is fine for any memory. If you set the memory to high performance it could have set CL 2.0 which requires better grade memory to be stable. Check the memory timings.
  17. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    thanx ill check it out

    im using SDRAM :)
  18. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    in ur bios, set the sdram frequency to auto... ok gtg! ;)
  19. sacred2nite

    sacred2nite Guest

    no offense but wouldn't it be an idea, next time, to learn a bit about hardware before building a PC? :confused:
  20. jkipk

    jkipk OSNN Addict

    no offense either, but isn't that what he's doing THIS time (learning more about hardware)? Hey, you gotta start somewhere.

    Anyway good luck with the k7vt2. A good basic cheap board to learn the ropes on!!! I had some troubles trying to push the memory too far, so definitely set the mem settings back to cas 2.5 and see if that helps. If I remember there's a bios setting to reset everything back to basic default that you might want to try if you've been mucking about and don't remember exactly what you played with.