I just built my first computer from parts, which went amazingly well until I noticed my CPU (Retail Athlon XP 2100+ 1.73 GHz) was being recognized as an Athlon XP 1500+. The motherboard is an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, which according to ASUS should support this CPU w/o a BIOS update.
Do I have a crippled CPU? Or have I missed a jumper somewhere?
Any help you guys could give would be greatly appreciated, thanks a lot!
Plus most P4 owners bought a complete OEM-configured system from Dell, Gateway, HP, etc. ad nausium and thus don't even have to worry about it because someone else already set it up correctly for them.
(Which is a good thing since they wouldn't even know what a FSB was if it bit them on the arse.)
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This is the problem I'm thinking. It seems that this problem is happening on Asus A7N8X. And I feel strange that since nForce2 mobo is mostly for at least 266FSB CPU. (IMHO, putting a Duron or Thunderbird on nForce2 is a waste of resource), why Asus set the default FSB value at 100MHz? I believe they are trying to 'protect' the CPU if someone really pop a 100MHz CPU onto the mobo. And I believe this is well stated in the manual, so I figure out that most people having trouble didn't read the manual carefully. So they are making AMD CPU looks like a "problematic" CPU which always run underclocked.