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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 5:50 pm:   

hi everyone. i hope you can help me..

i just got done building a pc for the first time. its boots up fine. i have a Amd Athlon XP 2400+ that runs at 1.8 ghz. but my computer is saying it is a Athlon XP 1500+ and its running at that speed, 1.4ghz.

i have a MSI Kt3 Ultra2 motherboard. i try upping the clock in the bios, but it crashes my system. please anyhelp to configure the MB right would be appreciated.

email me or reply here.
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 7:55 pm:   

You didn't mention what speed memory you are using any way the 2400+XP is supposed to run at 2 ghz. It is possible that your board may need to be flashed to properly recognize the 2400+XP.
Matt (Matt12330)
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 7:59 pm:   

Check your Front Side Bus speed (FSB)

I am guessing that it is running at 200 mhz (Duron setting) instead of 266 mhz (Athlon setting).

Assuming a clock multiplier of 7, the 200 mhz FSB would yield 1400 mhz (1.4 Ghz)while the 266 FSB would produce the 1862 mhz (1.8 Ghz).

If that is the case, there should be a BIOS setting to increase the FSB.

You aren't going to hurt the CPU, but you have a severely underclocked PC.

Post back and let us know.
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 8:06 pm:   

BIOS Type AMI® BIOS File Size 521KB
Version 5.6 Update date 2002-9-11
Update Description -Fixed WinXP EventViewer ACPI error
-Support XP2400+ & XP2600+ CPU
Special note This BIOS is intended for MS-6380E PCB with KT266A & KT333 chipset. K7T266 Pro2-A & K7T266 Pro2-RU dont use the same BIOS,

Make sure your bios is version 5.6 or higher.
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 8:17 pm:   

It just dawned on me that the 2400+ came in 2 variants a 266 version and a 333 version in your case if it is a 266 version X7 multiplier than 1.8 ghz is correct if it is a 333 version at X6 multiplier than 2 ghz is correct than you have a 2ghz part, it is worth a double check to make sure and adjust accordingly.

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