CPU Tech Question

I just purchased an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ along with a ASUS A7V8X. Everything seems to be running fine except during the POST and in Windows the name of the processor shows up as jibberish. Is this something I should worry about and if so, how can I fix it? Thanks.
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  1. It is probably a slight flaw in your bios cmos. You could do 1 of three things or just leave it since it is not critical. 1- Rma the mobo. 2 Flash the bios and hope it goes away. 3 Get Asus to send you a new bios. (they will likely want you to pay)
    At any rate, download a copy of sisoft sandra to make sure you are running at the right speed.
  2. Clear your CMOS. That will take of it.

    Well, I didn't think that was gonna happen!!!
  3. I have the same processor and motherboard that you have. The jibberish went away when I updated the BIOS.

    EDITED: Incorrectly stated that problem was fixed after running Windows Update.

    Signature X__________________________ <-- Sign here please.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jaimegmr on 01/12/04 07:22 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  4. Get the latest BIOS version for that mobo. Otherwise just tell your friends that you have a prototype AMD chip ;-)

    Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
    Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
    1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
    Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
  5. Yes do what RCPILOT said to do clear the CMOS chip then also download a program called AIDA32, it is free and full version later at the desktop you can see what it reports for your CPU, and any other hardware device you have. Just to make sure everything is as it should be.

    Barton 3200+ 400MHz
    A7N8X Deluxe
    Liquid
    2x512 Crucial DDR 400 PC3200
    GeForce FX5900
    Maxtor DiamondMaxPlus9@80Gig
    SONY CD 52x
    SONY RW 52x/24x/52x
    SONY DVD 16x/40x
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