I am about to build a new system (socket 754) with PC 3200 RAM, an AMD 64 3000+ and LAN Party UT board based on the nForce 3 250 Gb chipset. The CPU is capable of an 800 MHz FSB per the specs, I would want this to read 400 in the BIOS wouldn't I? Basically I'm wondering how to tell if the machine is running the proper speed in the even everything isn't detected automatically as it should.
Also, what is a good temperature to set for a system shutdown? I was thinking 75 Celsius as that was the setting for my old XP processor.
The A64 has a hypertransport speed of 800 or 1000 (also lower, but for this purpose...) depending on the chipset, and fsb of 200 (multiplied by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to get the hypertransport speed). So I think you want bios to say 200. (at least, most bios' that I know of use actual clock rate, and since it's DDR, it's effectively doubled from that).