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April 6, 2002 4:04:35 PM

Recently built a new AMD system, and at POST i am getting a strange error....i am thinking it is because the processor that i am using is an AMD 2100 and my motherboard does not have the settings for it in its CMOS...yet.

specs:
ABIT KR7A-133 MB
AMD Athlon XP 2100
512MB Kingston 2100 DDR SDRAM
80 GB Maxtor 7200rpm Ultra ATA 133

i think this is enough system info. Anyhow the message that i get at post, is "CPU is unworkable or has been changed. Please check settings in Soft Menu" If i press the F1 key to continue, it loads up fine, and everything works great! I am just wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem, and fixed it? Thank you!

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April 6, 2002 4:06:43 PM

Well, it's not always motherboard specific. Sometimes, you need to reflash your bios to have the motherboard correctly identify the CPU.

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April 6, 2002 4:09:08 PM

Thats what i was sort of thinking is that the BIOS was not quite updated enough yet for the 2100's. Especially since in the list of processors the last setting is a 2000.
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April 6, 2002 4:10:47 PM

Prolly need to update the Bios. I bet there will be another upgrade in order with the release of the AXP 2200+ Palamino

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April 6, 2002 5:19:04 PM

I don't think Abit has updated it yet. It still is BIOS version <b><A HREF="http://www.abit.com.tw/abitweb/webjsp/english/download_..." target="_new"><font color=red>6N</A></b></font color=red> as its first release.

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April 6, 2002 5:40:20 PM

I see =/ Well, I guess Abit has some work to do

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Anonymous
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April 7, 2002 5:11:39 PM

Great, thanx for the info guys,i will keep watching ABIT!
April 7, 2002 5:33:03 PM

lol, ok :) 

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April 7, 2002 7:33:31 PM

If possible, you can unlock your CPU (so you can lower its multiplier) and run it at 166MHz FSB (it will automatically adjust PCI divider from 1/4 to 1/5 according to <b><A HREF="http://www.viahardware.com/faq/kg7kr7/overclocking.htm" target="_new"><font color=blue>Paul's Unofficial ABIT KG7-RAID and KR7-RAID FAQ</A></b></font color=blue>) as I've been running my XP1600+ on KR7A-RAID, but you're going to need better RAM (PC2700).

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April 7, 2002 7:50:18 PM

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Especially since in the list of processors the last setting is a 2000.

Does your SoftMenu has a setting <b><font color=red>'over 13'</b></font color=red> for multiplier, and if it does, have you tried it? Mine has, but it doesn't work on my XP1600+, and the setting <b><font color=red>'13'</b></font color=red> actually is 12.5 when I tried it.


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April 7, 2002 8:47:50 PM

You can manually set the PCI and AGP ratio dividers? So then...you could make a gradual change to low muliplier and high FSB...really high...cool :) 

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Anonymous
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April 8, 2002 3:58:19 AM

yup, thats what i did, and it got rid of the halt message...boots all the way through now!! Thanx again!!
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