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AMD 3200+ upgrade from 2400+ <<NEED HELP>>

  • CPUs
  • Overclocking
  • AMD
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April 27, 2006 1:55:57 AM

Hi all..

I need help!!!
I just upgraded from 2400+ when i was able to overclock to 2.3GHZ and now with this im getting weird clock speed and a weird name for the CPU...

I use a ASUS A7V8X... i never had problems with 2400+ and i though if i upgraded to 3200+ i will have better clock speed and my pc would run faster... wtf... Please help me out and tell me how come i cant even see my CPU's name...

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April 27, 2006 6:46:29 PM

Try updating your chipset drivers to the latest version if you have not already done so: Via Hyperion

Next, try updating your bios to the newest version if you have not done so already: Asus Bios

That should take care of it; if it doesn't, then go to your bios settings, and see if your bios has correctly detected the processor. It should be running at 2.2 ghz.
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April 27, 2006 6:54:57 PM

Update the motherboard's BIOS. I believe you have the old Athlon XP "Palomino" CPU. If the mobo is as old as the CPU then it definitely will not recognize a "Barton" CPU. In between the older Palomino and the newer Barton core was Thoroughbred.
April 27, 2006 6:59:40 PM

His motherboard is newer then mine, and mine runs a Barton core well. There still may be a bios conflict. However, get CPU-Z to double check what it is being recognized as, maybe Windows has trouble with it for some reason.