When I bought this cpu I was under the impression that my fsb was going to be up to 800mhz with this chip... when I look at cpuz, my FSB is only running at 208mhz, with light overclocking... so whats the problem? Is this normal? How can I increase this?
Here are my system specs which im sure you will want-
AMD sempron 64 2800+ (palermo core)
1G (2 512 sticks) of Kingston ddr333
ECS k8m800-m2 motherboard
Windows xp sp2 all updates
That's running fine. It's marketing jibberish. The AMD 64 chips don't use a 'FSB' anymore, they use a new bus called 'Hypertransport'. This runs with a mulitiplier (in your case x4, in full A64s it is x5) from a base clock of 200Mhz. So the 200Mhz, is times by 4 to = 800Mhz.
Edit: and if you're overclocking you will need to drop that multiplier as it is now running overspec 208*4 = 832Mhz
alright well the problem is that when i change my cpu frequency, it automatically increases the fsb speed... it was up at like 230 when i had it all the way up, but it was giving me problems. Are there any programs to change my multipliers and what not as I cant do it in my bios, all I can change manually is my cpu frequency.. any help?
You won't be able to change the CPU mulitplier, it is locked. You bios should give you an HT Muliplier option (could be named something different). Look for an option with 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x. If you can't find one, your board may not support overclocking very well, or it may be a hidden setting where you need to press a key combination to activiate it.
The only way to change the fsb multiplier is to pinmod.....if you find a pinmod for S754 Sempron 3000+ core palermo letme know cuz I'm on tha same hole where you are...I only found pinmods for socket A models