So I ordered a 2.8ghz northwood p4 (533/512) for my P4S533 motherboard off ebay. My motherboard is flashed and capable of supporting this CPU, but the multiplier in my bios is locked (motherboard is set to jumperfree/manual settings) to 12x instead of 21x, so it runs like a 1.6ghz instead of the 2.8ghz it is. Why is this CPU locked and is it possible to unlock? Thanks in advance!
If ther options are not available in the BIOS then there is little you can do. My advice is scrap that thing and buy a non-mobile P4.