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 01/19/2005 08:40 PM
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roland101200
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Hi all,
Im having trouble with my athlon 3200 and my msi kt880 dlta motherboard.When I first installed my cpu it was autodetected as an Athlon 1800.So I went into the bios and manually set my fsb to 200 mhz and my multiplier to 11.Thats when all the troube began.After I loaded windows xp home i noticed my programs would crash( windows media player,internet explorer,games).I also noticed my onboard sound would not work corectly.I just had a myriad of problems.I tried everything,I even reinstalled windows about a 100 times.So after the 101'st time i rebuilt my entire system,reset cmos and reloaded windows.All of a sudden things begain to work great.I still had a few issue's but i thought they might have been driver issue's or something.Then I noticed that my proccesser was showing up as an athlon 1800 again.Well,that got me thinking.So I reset bios back to 3200 and I started having the same problems as before (windows erors,games not working etc).So i started tinkering.Now with my fsb set 200 and multiplier set at lowest setting (6x i think) I have absolutly no problems.It seems as I increase the fsb multiplier,the more problems I have.When i have the fsb multiplier set to 8.5 most things work ok.I still have a few problems.My question is,whats going on!!!I am not trying to oc my system,I just want my cpu to run at 2.2 ghz..not 1.2 ghz!!any help or thoghts would be great!I have everything defaulted but the ddr mem voltage.It is set at 2.8v


system specs:
msi kt880 dleta mb
1gig crucial balistix 2.8v all other options default
athlon 3200 xp
120g sata hd
geforce 5900xt


thanks!

 01/20/2005 06:26 AM
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batraxos
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It sounds like a fake 3200+. Did you get it in its standard Retail case,with the HSF?Or was it OEM?
Also take a look here http://forums.amd.com/index.php?showtopic=35855' ">http://forums.amd.com/index.php?showtopic=35855

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 01/20/2005 12:52 PM
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Silk_the_Absent1
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Something to take note of, is the memory at least PC3200?

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 01/20/2005 08:58 PM
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roland101200
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hey guys,thanks for all the help.i took a look at my l1 and l2 bridges...yep looks just like the fake pictures in the post.i was wondering,is it allright to run my system the way it is?it is stable with the 8x multiplier and the 200 mhz fsb.please let me know...also my memory is pc3200..so any opinions would greatly help..i'll just have to hold out untill i can get a retail box xp3200. i have tried not tried to find out about getting a replacement chip as i have forgotton where i bought it in the fisrt place,and it has been 3 months or so..thanks!!
 01/21/2005 03:44 AM
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If its stable its ok. Allthough try 11x166 wich if Im not mistaken is the CPU's normal settings (before the tampering with the bridges). I think that should work ok too.Give it a go and let us know.

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