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January 4, 2004 2:35:51 PM

I recently got a new hardrive (250gig) and because of this I updated my bios. After I updated the bios my computer was saying I had an AMD Athlon 1800+, when what I really have is a 2400+. I have tried several things to fix this such as, flashing my bios to a different version(I didn't have to update my bios apparently to get the hardrive working), dling an AMD Driver pack but I got an error message saying it could not detect any AMD componenets on my computer, and also using the high performance defaults in my bios. However none of this has helped fix the problem. Right now it is say my processor is running at 1.50 GHZ when before I installed the hardrive it was saying my processor was running at 2.0 GHZ. So my question is what can I do to get my processor running at 2.0 GHZ and also for my computer to see the processor as a 2400+? I've emailed AMD about this but who knows if they'll get back to me or not.

BTW Here is my system info according to berlac advisor if it helps at all:
Operating System
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (build 2600)

Processor a
1.50 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Drives
331.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
285.68 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HP DVD Writer 400c [CD-ROM drive]
SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-332B [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 54098U8 [Hard drive] (40.98 GB) -- drive 2, s/n K80ELV2C, rev DA6207V0, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD2500JB-00FUA0 [Hard drive] (137.44 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAEP1089976, rev 15.05R15, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD400BB-00DEA0 [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WMAD15416680, rev 05.03E05, SMART Status: Healthy

System Model
MSI MS-6590 1.0

Main Circuit Board b
Board: MSI MS-6590 1.0
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. Version 07.00T 04/02/01

Memory Modules c,d
768 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot '0' has 256 MB
Slot '1' has 256 MB
Slot '2' has 256 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 2) 33.81 GB 9.57 GB free
d: (on drive 1) 40.02 GB 31.10 GB free
g: (on drive 0) 33.81 GB 21.73 GB free
h: (on drive 2) 7.16 GB 7.12 GB free
i: (on drive 0) 216.24 GB 216.16 GB free

Controllers
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller

Bus Adapters
Silicon Image SiI 0680 ATA/133 Controller
WinXP Promise FastTrak 376/378 (tm) Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller

Display
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600 [Display adapter]
KDS AV-195TF [Monitor] (17.2"vis, s/n 0302019939, March 2000)

Multimedia
CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
Creative Game Port
Creative SB Audigy
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

Sorry for the long post. Thanks for any replies.

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January 4, 2004 2:43:57 PM

BIOS updates sometimes revert the computer back to safe default levels to make it more likely that you can boot up. You should be able to change BIOS settings to get things back to normal.
Also did you save your changes before exiting BIOS?
A CMOS clear may help but that will also bring you back to the safer settings.
January 4, 2004 3:15:47 PM

Notice your bus speed is 100 when the 2400+ should have 133, also, see the math. (CPU multiplier) * bus = speed in MHZ. Now you have multiplier * 100 = 1500 so the multiplier is 15. multiply the multiplier by what should be the default speed of the bus: 15 * 133 = 2000. So just change your bus speed back to 133.

Got a nice overclocked overvolted system to keep you warm at night? That's great. Guess I'll have to settle for a woman...
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January 4, 2004 6:23:31 PM

Thanks for the reply. I did save the changes after exiting the bios I had to do a CMOS clear becuase I messed with the bios too much.
January 4, 2004 6:25:46 PM

thanks for the help I was able to change the bus speed but I was looking in the wrong place to change it but I finally got it. BTW how is my system overclocked and overvolted? No one else has ever told me that it was.
January 4, 2004 6:42:27 PM

Maybe you mean underclock, and why do you see your voltage was changed?
I don't exactly know why that happened but can tell you that people frequently come here saying that their AMD processor speed isn't what it's supposed to be, I remember once that it happened with Intel, a guy had an engineering sample (unlocked multiplier) which is very lucky for him.

Got a nice overclocked overvolted system to keep you warm at night? That's great. Guess I'll have to settle for a woman...
January 4, 2004 7:21:15 PM

LOL
You responded about his sig line.
January 4, 2004 7:31:34 PM

ROFLMAO!!!!

Damn Rambus.
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