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AMD Athlon XP-M 3000+ with ABIT nf7-s2

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
December 7, 2004 10:21:27 PM

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Hi. I just tried to drop a XP-M 3000+ (266FSB) onto my NF7-S2 and the
mobo only recognizes it as a "Mobile AMD Athlon" running at 600 MHz.
I'm also running two sticks of 256 MB OCZ PC-4200 and an optorite
dvd-rw, and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro. What's going on here? First time
building, running into problems.

Cam
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
December 8, 2004 12:39:40 AM

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playultimate2@gmail.com wrote:

> Hi. I just tried to drop a XP-M 3000+ (266FSB) onto my NF7-S2 and the
> mobo only recognizes it as a "Mobile AMD Athlon" running at 600 MHz.
> I'm also running two sticks of 256 MB OCZ PC-4200 and an optorite
> dvd-rw, and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro. What's going on here? First time
> building, running into problems.
>
> Cam
>

I'm curious why you picked putting a mobile processor in a desktop
motherboard as a first time build.

At any rate, you have to go into the BIOS and manually set it up because
mobiles, in a desktop mobo, boot with their 'low power' (meaning low speed)
multiplier.

The motherboard may have also defaulted to 100MHz FSB, so set that too.

And, lastly, it may not report the speed correctly for a mobile (although,
since it said it was a mobile it looks like that one knows about them and
should report it correctly).
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
December 8, 2004 4:36:07 PM

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I picked a mobile because I was following the advice of a buddy of mine
who's using a mobile. Said it was good for oc'ing because of the
dynamic voltage or something like that. When I tried to manually set
up the BIOS, I discovered that problem: I couldn't change the settings
I needed to (i.e. there was no way to change the multiplier). It also
turns out that I was supposed to get the ABIT NF7-S V 2 instead of
NF7-S2 (which seem like absurdly similar product numbers). Regardless,
I got an RMA from newegg.com and am switching out the motherboard.

The NF7-S V 2 will correctly report the cpu speed-- reads out as an
unrecognized processor running at X GHz. Also the old board did
default to 100 FSB. Thanks for your help. I'll follow up when I get
the new board in.

Cam
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
December 8, 2004 9:53:42 PM

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playultimate2@gmail.com wrote:

> I picked a mobile because I was following the advice of a buddy of mine
> who's using a mobile. Said it was good for oc'ing because of the
> dynamic voltage or something like that.

Yes, overclocking would be the reason. I was just curious because first
time builders don't usually go that way.

> When I tried to manually set
> up the BIOS, I discovered that problem: I couldn't change the settings
> I needed to (i.e. there was no way to change the multiplier). It also
> turns out that I was supposed to get the ABIT NF7-S V 2 instead of
> NF7-S2 (which seem like absurdly similar product numbers). Regardless,
> I got an RMA from newegg.com and am switching out the motherboard.

I find it strange that *any* Abit motherboard wouldn't have multiplier
adjust but it's a moot point since you're getting the other version.


> The NF7-S V 2 will correctly report the cpu speed-- reads out as an
> unrecognized processor running at X GHz.

So does my DFI.

> Also the old board did
> default to 100 FSB.

That is quite common.

> Thanks for your help. I'll follow up when I get
> the new board in.
>
> Cam
>
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
December 13, 2004 7:22:57 PM

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Okie, if you want to run a mobile AMD, do not get the NF7-S2. It will
not work correctly. Instead get the NF7-S version 2. There are a
number of very similar product designations. Make sure you get the
right one and everything will be fine.
!