I just got an Mobile Athlon XP 2200 for its low power output to try and put a nice quiet desktop machine together. Specs are supposed to be Athlon XP 2200 (133x13.5 = 1.8Ghz @ 1.45V).
However, when I installed it on an Epox 8K3A motherboard, all kinds of funky things started to happen. When it first started up, it reported a Mobile Athlon XP 800Mhz, which didn't faze me at all.
When I went into the BIOS to reset it, I put it at 133x13 (it doesn't have a 13.5 multiplier), and set it to 1.45V. I wouldn't boot up at all. Resetting the BIOS and trying it again, it wouldn't start up. Ditto at 1.475V. At 1.5V it came up, but the startup screen lists it as "Unknown CPU" at 1666Mhz (133x12.5).
This is very odd, partly because it doesn't run at what the chip is supposed to, and when it finally does run, the multiplier is one that doesn't even exist in the setup menu!
What gives? Anyone have advice or suggestions?
P.S. Also, MBM apparently reads 194F for the CPU and 77F for the case. I'm assuming that's not right either (hopefully!