Hey there, i'm not new to setting up and installing processors and boxes, but i've just upgraded one of my systems from a 1200 Mhz Athlon to a 2600+ Athlon XP. I havn't read any PC Magazines for a while and although i've been following the new AMD 64 Processor i don't know a lot about the + Processor. I'm a little confused because in my system specs it states my processor speed as 1.14 Ghz. So i'm wondering how to get my processor up to speed: does this mean i have to over clock it? Overclocking shouldn't be a huge problem because my case is quite well ventilated and cooled. Has this got something to do with the motherboard jumpers? Because i browsed the forums quickly before i posted and i could only find things about BIOS recognising the processor speed. Thanks in advance for any replies. -Dave
Not knowing what motherboard / bios you have, the bottomline is you need to set the FSB at 166/333. Right now it sounds like your board is set at 100/200. The 2600+ Barton chip uses an 11.5 multiplier, so if you have the board set at 100, the bios will read it as a chip at 1150hz. If you set it at 166/333, then you'll get a reading just over 1900, and that the "equivalent" of intel's 2.6GHz chip.