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Topic Title: 2500xp+ Underclocking?
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Created On: 08/29/2004 05:25 PM
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 08/29/2004 05:25 PM
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zpluggy
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Hello, I have a 1-AMD Athlon™ 2500xp+ and it seems to have underclocked, my system specs are

(Motherboard) NVIDIA nForce 2 K7N2G-L
(RAM) 512MB
(GFX) MSI MS-StarForce GeForce FX 5200 (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)
(OS) Windows XP Professional (5.1 - 2600)

It's been running very good for about a year, but recently it just dropped down to 1102MHz from 1,8ghz, But I just noticed today

Has anyone had this problem and what can I do to fix it? (I tried flashing the bios and when I START the computer it sais CPU: 1100mhz, but in the bios something it sais 1800mhz)

HELP!!??
 08/29/2004 05:37 PM
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desteven
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Your FSB has prolly dropped to 100MHz for some reason. (11x100 = 1100). If your mobo has jumpers to set the FSB, set it to 166MHz, or check your bios to set it properly
 08/29/2004 05:45 PM
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SpecialEdVTEC
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don't forget to check for and download the AMD driver updates for Windows XP. If you have XP Native Drivers you CPU may not be recognized by windows system properties correctly
 08/29/2004 05:50 PM
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zpluggy
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desteven was right, thx alot!
 08/29/2004 11:08 PM
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QUOTE (SpecialEdVTEC @ Aug 29 2004, 03:45 PM) don't forget to check for and download the AMD driver updates for Windows XP. If you have XP Native Drivers you CPU may not be recognized by windows system properties correctly
NO NO!! Those drivers are ONLY for motherboards with AMD chipsets! If you install them on a system without an AMD chipset it can cause BSOD's, errors, freezing, etc. ONLY install them if you are running a mobo with an AMD chipset, ONLY.

-Adam
 09/05/2005 08:58 AM
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SpecialEdVTEC
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QUOTE(Silk_the_Absent1 @ Aug 29 2004, 07:08 PM)NO NO!! Those drivers are ONLY for motherboards with AMD chipsets! If you install them on a system without an AMD chipset it can cause BSOD's, errors, freezing, etc. ONLY install them if you are running a mobo with an AMD chipset, ONLY.

-Adam
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Well, that was kind of implied. Why would you download AMD Drivers when you have a non-AMD system? /blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' /> Native drivers were not the case in this particular situation, but native windows drivers will contribute to the CPU being incorrectly recognized by Windows. I have built three Barton systems and a regular Athlon XP & they all are incorrectly recognized on fresh install of Pre-SP1 XP. Once I update Windows and install all the chipset and other drivers, everything is recognized properly and the system performs a lot better.
 09/07/2005 01:56 AM
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a chipset is a component on the motherboard; most systems with an AMD CPU do not have an AMD chipset; AMD chipsets are rather rare, if you've got an AMD CPU system, you're more likely to have an nVidia or VIA or SiS chipset, each requiring their own drivers and not the ones for an AMD Irongate.
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