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Somethings wrong X2 6000

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April 15, 2007 5:13:48 PM

hmm so i built my system and what not, and for some odd reason my Cpu model is unknown, though it does say 3.01 ghz.

And when I tried to perform vista ready everything passed except for my cpu.

I'm pretty sure an x2 6000 should at least pass the minimum requirement for being vista ready correct?

checking nvidia control panel it shows both of my processors and heres the information for one of em. well they're exactly the same anyways:

Brand = AMD Processor model unknown
Family = 15
Model = 3
Stepping = 3

L1 Instr Cache Size = 65536
L1 Data Cache Size = 65536
L2 Cache Size = 1048576
L3 Cache Size = 0

Feature flags:

CPUID 00000001[edx]=0x178bfbff:

fpu : Processor supported vme : Processor supported
de : Processor supported pse : Processor supported
msr : Processor supported pae : Processor supported
mce : Processor supported cx8 : Processor supported
apic : Processor supported sep : Processor supported
mtrr : Processor supported pge : Processor supported
mca : Processor supported cmov : Processor supported
pat : Processor supported pse36 : Processor supported
cflush : Processor supported ds : No processor support
acpi : No processor support mmx : Processor supported
fxsr : Processor supported sse1 : Processor supported
sse2 : Processor supported ss : No processor support
htt : Processor supported tm : No processor support
sbf : No processor support



CPUID 00000001[ecx]=0x00002001:

tm2 : No processor support est : No processor support
cid : No processor support sse3 : Processor supported



CPUID 80000001[edx]=0xebd3fbff:

fpu : Processor supported vme : Processor supported
de : Processor supported pse : Processor supported
tsc : Processor supported msr : Processor supported
pae : Processor supported mce : Processor supported
cx8 : Processor supported syscall : Processor supported
mtrr : Processor supported pge : Processor supported
mca : Processor supported cmov : Processor supported
pat : Processor supported pse36 : Processor supported
mp : No processor support nx : Processor supported
ammx : Processor supported mmx : Processor supported
fxsr : Processor supported lm : Processor supported
x3dnow : Processor supported 3dnow : Processor supported

Is that the correct specs for an x2 6000?

Anways just in case its the bios in the motherboard its an evga 590 sli mobo.

and I scored really low in the cpu section for 3dmark 06 thats to be expected right?

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April 15, 2007 5:30:39 PM

Are you running the latest BIOS?
April 15, 2007 5:39:16 PM

no not that I know of. I know that must be the problem, but do you think it'll anyway affect performance if it doesn't know the name of the cpu?
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April 15, 2007 6:59:03 PM

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Flash the BIOS, often times when refreshed CPUs come out -- especially AMDs, new CPUIDs are not recognized and new BIOS firmware is needed.


Is it really necessary though? I mean if my bios doesn't recognize the name will it in anyways affect performance? If not I could just leave it alone correct?
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April 15, 2007 7:17:14 PM

If the BIOS does not recognize the processor, it most likely will have the FSB and multiplier set wrong, as well as the voltage. Check and adjust manually, they are most likely not correct.
April 15, 2007 7:24:05 PM

YES. I upgraded to a 5600+. Both this and the 6000+ needed a BIOS update to recognize F3 stepping. I did this before I installed the chip.

make sure your BIOS version supports the F3 stepping.
April 18, 2007 7:53:58 PM

I dropped a 5600+ CPU in the same board (eVGA 590 SLI) and was seeing the same performance issues you're talking about. I emailed tech support last night and it looks like they should be posting the bios later today.

"Answered By Everardo P (4/18/2007 10:48:30 AM): Andrew, The BIOS will be posted later today at www.evga.com/support/drivers. EVGA"


FWIW - The 5600+ is working at the proper voltage but it's just performing like a lower cpu under the currently installed bios (Release number 681W1P25 - from 8/18/2006).
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