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Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000 - 6:40 pm:   

I have just installed a pentium 200MMX CPU, my
problem is that my system says the CPU is a
pentium 166MMX even when I have changed the frequency ratio to a 3 multiplier.
Does this mean that the CPU is a 166 or could my
bios be restricting the speed of the 200 to a 166.
MY previous CPU was a pentium 133 so I did not
have to change the system speed which was already set to 66MH. I hope someone out there can help.
Regards Jason
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000 - 8:36 pm:   

what motherboard do you have? you might also want to post which bios and bios string you have, too. it would help.
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2000 - 11:00 pm:   

See, It can be the problem of the moteherboard. 'cuase ur mother board may a non -mmx board which may not be able take a mmx cpu. Check the system board manuel about this. Or upgrade the bios.
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000 - 12:13 am:   

If the mainboard is telling you its a 166 MMX, then you prolly have MMX support. I suspect Win is correct on the Bios settings, just needs the update to recognize the CPU ID string.
Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000 - 12:43 am:   

Hello Again
Thankyou all for your replies.
My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-586ATS, the manual
says the board will support the P55C CPU.
Bios type: Award Modular Bios v4.51PG,
Bios ID: 05/16/96-i430FX-2A59CG0LC-00,
Bios Eval: Intel 430FX PCI-Bios for Pentium (R) Processor Ver.1.30,
Chipset: Intel Triton 430FX rev 2,
Regards, Jason
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000 - 2:59 pm:   

Man, that board is ancient :)

There is a bios update available, I would try it. But no notes are with it.

its listed under the discontinued models section of support for mother boards.

Good luck
Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 7:09 am:   

Dear all,
I have a SONY VAIO PCV-130/150 multimedia computer bought in 97. I think the monitor and Zip drive are still useful and I like its connection to TV, VCR.

My question is whether it is worthwhile to upgrade the system including CPU, memory, sound card and video card? And after the upgrading, whether the new part are compatible with the old?

Some data of the computer:
processor 233 MHz Pentium
hard disk 4.3
RAM 32MB SDRAM, expandable to 256MB
L2 Cache memory 512 KB Pipeline Burst SRAM
video RAM 4MB EDO Video RAM
CD-ROM 24x
Zip Drive 100mb
modem 33.6kbps DSVD modem/14.4 kbps FAX modem with K56flex technology

Looking forward to you reply.

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