athlon1500+ is shown as 1333.

New Athlon 1500+ is shown as 1333. I have a new Athlon 1500+ chip on a K7S5A mainboard. The machine runs fine but only scores 5011 on the madonion 2000 tester used by Tom's hardware, and I would be expecting 6000+. Also the CPU is shown as a 1333 at startup. Is there anything I can do to correct this (already tried advanced setup etc), thanks in anticipation.
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  1. err it's correct because the newest Athlon XP shows figures liek 1500+ and 1800+ but they actually run at 1333 and 16XX i think respectively.. the 1500+ and 1800+ shows that both the processors perform at that speed! tho it has a lower clock speed.
  2. your system is showing the right thing.

    AMD AthlonXP model 1500+ actually runs at 1333 MHz, and gives a P4 relative performance of 1500 or even more!

    Read this <A HREF="http://athlonxp.amd.com/technicalInformation/benchmarkingModelNumbering.jsp" target="_new">doc</A> to get the overall idea of model numbering.

    girish

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  3. Moron or troll. Make your pick.
  4. 3dmark is more videocard limited than cpu limited.

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  5. Yes. What video card do you have?

    ($10 says it's an MX200)

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  6. A BIOS update may correct your problem(?)
    (this may not be a true problem since XP1500+ actually running 1333mhz)
  7. Thanks for your help.
  8. I'll recap that information for you: a 1500+ is 1333MHz, and your 3D-Mark scores are most likely due to a low performance video card.

    What's the frequency, Kenneth?
  9. UltraTurk - What are you on about - Do we all have to choose if you are a moron or a troll. Well since there's no known trolls in the thread yet and your the only moron here I opt for moron :smile:

    Anyway - we came accross a similar problem where I work - we were selling processors (can't remeber speed) but they were showing up as slower. We were told to tell our customers that it is because the chip came out way after the BIOS so it didn't recognise the cpu thus displaying a smaller number - It still runs at the clock speed it was sold at though. Is this BS or could there be some truth in that? I must admit I was a bit wary who I told that to.

    You are responsible for any damage the info in your post may cause to my system.
  10. And I'll translate that for Crash.

    What he says: "I'll recap that information for you"

    What he means: "Woohoo! Free post!"

    :)

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  11. lol

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  12. If a bios can't display the speed of the chip correctly, then either the chip speed is not set up correctly, or the chip isn't the chip it's suposed to be.

    There are other tools to check out the CPU speed, and perhaps that realy was the situation with your MB, but I've never heard of that.

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  13. are you selling AMD's?

    Nice <b><font color=green>Lizards</b></font color=green> <b>crunch</b> Trolls cookies....... :smile: Yummy!! :smile:
  14. there's nothing to correct. if you noticed...your cpu is called the athlon 1500+. the 1500 is a "model number", not the actual cpu speed. anyways...this is amd's flashy new nameing system thing (in my opinion, this name game thing is almost as qurky as win me).

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  15. I think you were safe to be suspicious - that's BS. Prior to AMD XP supporting bios, a chip would be what it said on the boot screen. You can always verify thru WCPUID as well.

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  16. I have a feeling that this thread is the first of many on this topic. :smile:

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  17. Depending on your system, since it reports a 1333 with your XP1500+ it is likely your motherboard bios image (software) does not fully support Athlon XP.

    A compliant XP supporting bios should read Athlon XP1500+ on boot. This means that some of the goodies built into the XP (like full SSE) may not be enabled as your motherboard doesn't know they are there.

    See if there is a newer bios version for your board available that supports XPs...

    Other than that it is most likely your videocard or other components limiting your 3dmark score. Post your full system component list (vid card, motherboard, memory etc.) and we'll take a look!

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  18. What I'm saying is that this information is reliable. There is so much misinformation floating around that he may have not believed what was said, so I backed it up. He didn't sound like he was buying it.

    What's the frequency, Kenneth?
  19. NO worse than you making every link you saw clickable for weeks young man.


    WOO HOO FREE POST!

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  20. I know, I'm just giving you a hard time.

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  21. I am fairly certain that if he thinks a 1500+ processor should fun at 1500MHz, he doesn't have the faintest idea how to update a BIOS.

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  22. hmm - you've got a point there

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  23. yep i second that!

    hey... that means this is a free post too! woohoo

    Why do i feel like the lone sane voice in the mental assylum?
  24. what's a free post? :wink:

    well if luck is a lady, it explains why i have no luck :frown:
  25. lol bloody lol
    that was
    as is this :)

    free posts for all

    Why do i feel like the lone sane voice in the mental assylum?
  26. I will second that lol, and snag another free post woo hoo.

    ~Matisaro~
    "The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"
    ~Tbird1.3@1.5~
  27. you will? cool!
    all in favour say AYE

    AYE

    right! motion carried! more free posts!

    Why do i feel like the lone sane voice in the mental assylum?
  28. pooobah you bastard! you just went to faithful congradulations!, that puts you 100 more posts ahead of me.

    FREE POST!

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  29. yay!
    woo hoo!

    faithful bastard here i am!
    and u can make this 101 young man ;)


    Why do i feel like the lone sane voice in the mental assylum?
  30. <b>FREE POST</b>

    And now for a <i>little</i> content....

    AthlonXP 1500+ = AthlonXP 1.33GHz
    AthlonXP 1600+ = AthlonXP 1.4GHz
    AthlonXP 1800+ = AthlonXP 1.53GHz
    AthlonXP 1900+ = AthlonXP 1.6GHz

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  31. I'll take a free post, thank you very much.

    AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
  32. Quote:
    Anyway - we came accross a similar problem where I work - we were selling processors (can't remeber speed) but they were showing up as slower. We were told to tell our customers that it is because the chip came out way after the BIOS so it didn't recognise the cpu thus displaying a smaller number - It still runs at the clock speed it was sold at though. Is this BS or could there be some truth in that? I must admit I was a bit wary who I told that to.

    It's true I seen it happen before, back in the socket 7 days. some of the older bioses would only show the highest clock speed they were programmed with, although the chip/system was actually running at a higher speed then the bios would post. Verified thru several benchmarks and wcpuid. Happens alot when you take an old s7 and stick in a k6-2/3 and use a 2x multipier ( which the k6 sees as a 6x multiplier). This would give you 66.6 x 6 = 400 mhz, however the bios of the board might only know 300 max. Still the chip was running at 400 mhz.


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  33. Wait! I got here late! I didn't get my free post!

    errr...ummmm...nevermind....

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  34. content? whats that???


    Why do i feel like the lone sane voice in the mental assylum?
  35. Content is that creamy custard inside a Bavarian Cream doughnut.

    -¤ Shut the f*ck up or go AMD ¤-
  36. ill tell ya what DIDNT have content today!
    it was the compac bog standard harvey norman pc's they sell to newbies...
    p4 1.4's & 1.5 with tnt2 & 256mb sdram...
    celleron 1.1's with 128mb sdram and integrated graphics!
    even duron 1.0's with the classic tnt2 M64!
    woo damn hoo!

    and they still costed a bucketload of cash yesh

    Why do i feel like the lone sane voice in the mental assylum?
  37. I was at Harvey's the other day and could not believe that people would actually fork out that much for so called "High end systems" as they call em, rofl. Its not just them, plenty of big electrical appliance places are the same.
    Makes me feel happy with what I have spent on the cash deposit box err', I mean machine under my desk!
    I felt like telling people they were being ripped off, but I reckon if a fool wants to offload their cash let them coz they wont listen anyway. They will be back complaining within 6 months after they have worked out why it has crappy sound and graphics, and having trouble with newer hardware due to elcheapo MB's. And thoroughly p1ssed off with customer service.

    But hey "it cost alot and they said it was a P4 /or Athlon so its has to be good."


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  38. hell yeah
    AU$3800 for a pentium4 1.5 and sdram? u gotta be kidding
    AU$5000 for a pentium4 1.5 and rdram & geforce2gts...
    better... but for that i could get an xp1800+ and a geforce3 and 512mb ddr with craploads left over!

    Why do i feel like the lone sane voice in the mental assylum?
  39. For 5k au I'm sure I could build a 2Ghz P4 and a 1.4GhzAMD as well, but hey someone must be buying them.


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