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installing new CPU, HELP!

by rmeclark / May 5, 2005 12:27 AM PDT

I have a Syntax SV400a MOBO, and recently decided to upgrade processor from xp1700 to a xp2600. So I do all my research and perform this properly, but my system is reading my new processor as an Athlon 1.15Ghz. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought it should be somewhere around 1.9 - 2.1 Ghz?

Do have to do the Flash Bios thing?

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Athlon Xps
by theding0 / May 5, 2005 3:06 AM PDT

You don't have to flash the BIOS (ie: update it), but you do have to make some changes to its settings. Someone on the board should have the correct settings, but I can't recall them (the settings, that is) off the top of my head.

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installing new CPU, HELP!
by jcrobso / May 5, 2005 4:36 AM PDT

Read the book that came with the MB. You may only have to change the FSB speed in bios or a jumper on the MB. Check the MB web site for current info. John

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FSB and multiplier
by jcd / May 6, 2005 2:07 AM PDT
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Thanks everybody
by rmeclark / May 6, 2005 4:45 AM PDT
In reply to: FSB and multiplier

OK changed the jumpers per manual, works like a charm. registering 1.9Ghz.
Thanks.

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