wrong cpu?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by k3n, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. k3n

    k3n Guest

    i have a gigabybe motherboard and i got and xp2500+, and when i go to my system properties (control panel>system) i see my speed becoming a 1.11ghz w/ 512 ram, the ram part is right. y is it displaying my speed being 1.11ghz? my friend w/ a Pentium 4 has a 2.5 something ghz n it reads 1.11 also. but my other homie who has a xp2000 says xp2000 on his?

    ne suggestions that i really i could really try to find the speed of my cpu liek a benchmark program?
     
  2. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    You might try updating the bios?
     
  3. Adrenalize

    Adrenalize Tired Zombie

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    try looking in the bios to see if the FSB is set to 166
    that might be the problem,also set the multiplier to 11.0
     
  4. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    yeah, the multiplier is most likely at 11 there and his FSB is most likely at 100

    crank 'er up
     
  5. k3n

    k3n Guest

    is the multiplier and fsb entry @ voltage in the bios.?

    sure cant find it in the bios.
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    what model of board?
     
  7. k3n

    k3n Guest

    the mobo is a gigabye k7 triton

    fsb 400 / ddr 400 / agp 8x

    when u say change the fbs r u talkin bout on the mobo?
     
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    fsb = frontside bus... it's basically the speed at which the motherboard will run and your cpu speed is linked to that. right now it's running at 100mhz (100x11=1.1ghz)... it needs to be set at 167mhz (167x11=1.83ghz.. 2500+ stock speed).

    it will be in your bios. let me check gigabyte's site to instruct you exactly where.

    you don't have a model number like GA-7N400-L ?
     
  9. k3n

    k3n Guest


    sry bout dat i was just look at the box, let me get the manual.

    (gets manual)?

    its a Gigabyte Ga-7vt600-L
     
  10. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    nice board.

    okay, it looks like you need to flip a switch on the actual board. it's labelled "SW1" and it's just off the end of your agp slot. check page 10 of your manual. looks like it just needs to be put in the "off" position.
     
  11. k3n

    k3n Guest

    2 min later.

    <3 Taurus...kthx

    it works now it now reads xp2500 8)
     
  12. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    awesome. 'welcome. :)

    i think i own the first recorded hardware remedy on the new ntfs!
    :eek:
    wooHOO! :D :cool: