MrAv8er

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I just maxed out my Asus A7N8X mobo with an XP 3200+(Barton @ 2200). However in the start up page it's shown as an "unidentified cpu at 1100mhz". Flipping through the bios and changing a few params I can get it to "unidentified cpu at 1840mhz" but not the correct cpu or clock setting. Am I doing something wrong or did I get a bogus chip?
 

phial

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if the chip was bogus it just woudltn work.. or perhaps someone lied to you when they sold it to you. where did you get it?


go into your bios and set the FSB to 200mhz. that should put it up to 2.2ghz, which is what a 3200+ runs at.

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slvr_phoenix

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Have you flashed your BIOS to the most recent version? It could just be as simple as that. :)

<A HREF="http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socketa/a7n8x/overview.htm" target="_new">From Asus:</A>
Starting from PCB version 2.0, The A7N8X motherboard supports Front Side Bus
(FSB) 400. The users of PCB 1.06 or earlier version can update their motherboard BIOS to get FSB 400 support. The PCB (Printed Circuit Board) version is located beside the motherboard name printed on the motherboard. PCB 2.0 BIOS version or later are not compatible with PCB 1.06 or earlier BIOS versions

<pre><b><font color=red>"Build a man a fire and he's warm for the rest of the evening.
Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life." - Steve Taylor</font color=red></b></pre><p>
 

phial

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flashing might not be simple to someone who doesnt have experience configuring their bios
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slvr_phoenix

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flashing might not be simple to someone who doesnt have experience configuring their bios
I thought Asus had tools to make it as easy as pie. :\ Oh well. Even if it is as difficult as it was in the old days it still may be the only solution. It depends on what version the motherboard is.

<pre><b><font color=red>"Build a man a fire and he's warm for the rest of the evening.
Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life." - Steve Taylor</font color=red></b></pre><p>
 

phial

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oh yea your right, they got a nifty little thing you can use right from windoze ;D


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pat

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Are you sure your board support the 3200+? It might not, because early revision could not. If it is that <A HREF="http://www.asus.com.tw/mb/socketa/a7n8x/specification.htm" target="_new"> board</A> and you look at the FSB, you see that it doesnt support 400MHz...so you just wasted money on that CPU. Unless a bios fix that.

-Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!
 

pat

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The C1 revision is only for version 2.0 of that board. earlier version, like 1.0x may /may not work.

-Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!