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.
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.
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.
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