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CPU Tech Question

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September 12, 2003 4:53:40 AM

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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September 12, 2003 5:58:55 AM

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.
September 12, 2003 9:33:24 AM

Clear your CMOS. That will take of it.

Well, I didn't think that was gonna happen!!!
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January 13, 2004 6:09:40 AM

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>
January 13, 2004 1:03:27 PM

Get the latest BIOS version for that mobo. Otherwise just tell your friends that you have a prototype AMD chip ;-)

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January 13, 2004 1:39:39 PM

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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