Hello. I just installed an AMD Athlon XP 2100+ in my Asus A7A266 motherboard and when I load up windows XP pro it registers the speed as 1.3 Ghz. When I go into my bios (Which is the latest version 1011) and manually change the cpu speed to 1.7 Ghz, the computer will not boot up. What am I doing wrong? Please help and thank you in advance for your replies.
BTW, when I reboot and the computer is doing its memory post, it does recognize it as an Athlon XP 2100+ but running at only 1300 Mhz.
It won't let me choose a multiplier. Its grayed out at 13x. I can set the cpu speed to either 1300 Mhz or 1730 Mhz) and the bus speed/multilplier can be changed to a whole bunch of different settings. I tried changing this to 133/33 and it hung just like it does when I change the cpu speed. The only thing that works is when it is set to 1300 Mhz.
There is a newer bios version available, but it is a beta version. Would you recommend using it?
Well... I've found my answer. I called Asus tech support today and found out that my motherboard does not accept Athlon XP chips. Something to do with the voltage. Apparantly the newer versions of the A7A266 with a revision number of 1.10 or higher do accept the XP chips. I have version 1.04. So basically I'm sh*t out of luck.
I don't mind really because I'll just sell it now that I've placed an order for an Asus A7N8X. Yeah baby!
windows doenst see AMD processors at there real AMD rated speed only at the strait clock frequency fsb*multipler so set your fsb back to what it was before prob 133 or however you got it to 1.7 the reason it did not boot at that speed is b/c you overclocked it too much if you are stuck and it wont boot you can ussually manually override anything you changed in bios look in the manual for the mobo
hope this helps i got almost the same pc so IM me or email me if this doesnt