I have an old server machine that has a dual socket 370s. Up until recently it only had a single P3 1Ghz processor in it. I found another P3 1Ghz and installed the processor into the second socket.
Only problem is that it is being recognized as 700Mhz effectively slowing both CPUs down to 700Mhz. There are no jumpers on the motherboard for the multiplier which changed from 10x to 7x. There are also no settings available in the BIOS to change the multiplier. Is there anything I can do?
The 1GHz with 100MHz bus is rare, the 1GHz with 133MHz bus is quiet common.
YOU CAN'T RUN TWO DIFFERENT BUS SPEEDS. For dual processing on that board you only have two options:
1.) Get another rare 1000E, not 1000EB. That would be, get another PIII 1000 with 100MHz bus. Celerons won't work.
2.) Get another PIII 933. All 933's are EB's, that is, all use a 133MHz bus. This requires a board that supports 133MHz FSB, but I don't have any information on your board. If your board only supports 100MHz bus, number 2 is not a working option for your board.
Nah, these PIII's have a locked multiplier, the motherboard must be misreporting the speed to all the software right now. Your processors are running 700 and 1000MHz but the motherboard is reporting them both as 700.
Yea too bad I didn't know that I have several old Dell GX1 models that have PII's in them, but the motherboard would take any P3 slot 1 as long as it was 100Mhz FSB. I'm not going to pay ebay prices for those things, over $100 is ridiculous for an old processor like that.
Last week Compgeeks had the PIII 1000EB Socket 370 for $36. It looks like they ran out. I'd find a pair of them at a discount vender (compgeeks, surpluscomputers, etc), buy those, then sell the 1000E you already have on eBay for more than you paid for a pair of the 1000EB's.
Yes, that's because, in spite of what people might think, you can't change the multiplier. So the only thing you can do is change the bus speed. But you can't have two different bus speeds, so you're stuck with one processor running at 100 when it was specified to run 133, and therefor slow. On the other hand, if you selected 133, the other processor wouldn't run at all, because it would be overclocked well beyond its limit.
Some guys with Xeon experience might also think otherwise, but they must remember these aren't Xeons.
You really need a matched pair of processors, I suggest you find either another PIII 933, or a pair of 1000EB's. Then sell your 1000E, which is worth more than a pair of 1000EB's due to its rarity. People with boards that can't run 133MHz want the 1000E and pay extra because they're hard to find.
I do have options in the bios to change the FSB. (Top Right Screen, 1st Selection).
My problem with this board is the SCSI works nice.
IDE Problem: Cannot get UDMA to activate
Somehow on the MB the Blue IDE connector is assigned as Secondard and the Black IDE connector is assigned as Primary.
Anyone know how to re-assign these back or correctly? I am using the correct cables and have replaced them.
The only diagram I have (on the inside of the side cover) doesn't reference anything about IDE (or SCSI) for the dip switches.
I've even tried a PCI Promise controller to run the IDE's.
Still can't get the system to run properly.
Or, where can I get the manual for the MB. Couldn't find it on their website.