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May 30, 2006 5:17:54 AM

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?
May 30, 2006 5:30:40 AM

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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.
May 30, 2006 5:33:43 AM

yeah id do that and update your BIOS.
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May 30, 2006 5:37:18 AM

first off, i dont know what to set my FSB speed to, and second how do I update my BIOS?
May 30, 2006 5:43:08 AM

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.
May 30, 2006 5:47:56 AM

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?
May 30, 2006 5:54:43 AM

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".
May 30, 2006 5:54:56 AM

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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:
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May 30, 2006 6:17:09 AM

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?
May 30, 2006 6:18:41 AM

because you should keep your bios updated anyway, not to mention it will probably solve the problem anyway.
May 30, 2006 11:02:15 PM

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?
May 30, 2006 11:09:26 PM

oh and also, where can I find an online manual for my CPU?
May 30, 2006 11:32:04 PM

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
May 31, 2006 3:21:54 AM

http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socka/nforce2/a7n8x... 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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