cpu wont run at proper speed!

Hi, I just noticed today in System Propertiest that my AMD 2800+ BARTON was running at 1225MHZ when it really supposed to be running at 2.2GHZ.
Here are my specs:
-AMD 2800+ BARTON
-ASUS A7N8X
-1 GIG OF RAM

Can somone tell me how to fix this problem?
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    Hi, I just noticed today in System Propertiest that my AMD 2800+ BARTON was running at 1225MHZ when it really supposed to be running at 2.2GHZ.
    Here are my specs:
    -AMD 2800+ BARTON
    -ASUS A7N8X
    -1 GIG OF RAM

    Can somone tell me how to fix this problem?


    You may have to go into the BIOS and adjust the FSB speed. Chances are, it's probably set too low. Either that or in some cases, boards may have jumpers on them to set the FSB speed higher. Check that as well.
  2. yeah id do that and update your BIOS.
  3. first off, i dont know what to set my FSB speed to, and second how do I update my BIOS?
  4. k your FSB should be set to 166 so you get a 333

    your mobo's new BIOS is available via asus' website, otherwise google it, or check various BIOS update sites. many sites are bios-update sites and host only bios dates and have them for pretty much every mobo ever made.
  5. i donwloaded the new BIOS update, and it is a bin file, is there anyway to execute it without having to put it on a floppy and doing all the wierd things?
  6. no, because, well, it's just impossible. you have to floppy it and flash it that way. i could explain why, but lets just leave it at "you cant".
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    first off, i dont know what to set my FSB speed to, and second how do I update my BIOS?


    A 2800+ Barton runs at an FSB of 166 and a 12.5 multiplier.

    Look on your motherboards website for your mobo. Go into the BIOS or

    downloads area and download the newest BIOS. You will have to unzip it to

    a floppy disk. then reboot the computer whilst booting to floppy. Then you

    should get a DOS prompt. Type the BIOS name and extension.

    ie: p4p800.rom.While your at the mobo's website, make sure you read their

    instructions on how to Flash the BIOS...it will explain it better than i can.

    Once the BIOS is flashed, you will have to reboot, and enter the BIOS.

    All the settings will probably be set back to default, so you'll have to

    make any necessary adjustments. GL :)


    OOps...i forgot. Print out , or write(if no printer) the flashing instructions,

    so that you can follow them while your flashing. :wink:
  8. I'm not sure why others are telling you to update your bios, the A7N8X should be new enough to handle Bartons... Before you go through the hassle of updating the bios, have you tried just changing the FSB to 166?
  9. because you should keep your bios updated anyway, not to mention it will probably solve the problem anyway.
  10. The motherboard jumpers should be default set to the proper frequency. Look near the chipset. It will be labeled CPU_FSB. The 1 and 2 pins should be covered. Pins 2 and 3 are for 200 FSB only

    http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socka/nforce2/a7n8x/e1859_a7n8x.pdf section 1-10
  11. ok, everyone is telling me to swith my FSB to 166mhz, but I don't know which to switch... like there is no option that just says FSB speed in mhz, what exactly am I supposed to change?
  12. oh and also, where can I find an online manual for my CPU?
  13. ok, so there are these options which I am questioning...

    CPU external Frequency [MHZ] 166
    Memory Frequency 166%


    are they supposed to be like that? and there is no word like FSB in the bios
  14. bump
  15. http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socka/nforce2/a7n8x/e1859_a7n8x.pdf section 1-10

    The above is the link to the motherboard, the section is listed after the link, but it is section 1-10.
    Check the board, and see if the jumper is on pins 1 and 2.
    go into bios and reset to defaults and then boot. That should fix it.
    I'm new to these forums but I am assuming bump means end of thread, however, I had to post this again.
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