There are two issues here that spring to mind:1) MEMORY
If you where running a K6-2 366MHz, there was a chance that you where using PC66 SDRAM since this CPU ran on a 66MHz FSB (front-side-bus). A K6-III 380MHz would run at 95MHz FSB and need PC100
or PC133 SDRAM. Check your memory settings - all is not lost:
5.5 x 66MHz = 366MHz
5.0 x 75MHz = 375MHz
NOTE 1: I am not sure what FSB/RAM settings your board offers; some boards running the Aladdin V allow you to run the RAM asynchronously; ie. 100MHz FSB/66MHz memory. The type of memory you have is listed on the memory stick itself, or can be diagnosed with a program like "Sisoft Sandra".
NOTE 2: I am not sure whether or not this CTU has the "CXT
" core. The CXT core allows multiplier remapping - set the multiplier to 2x and the CPU interprits it as 6x. This may allow you to use 66MHz x 6 = 400MHz. This is over-clocking the CPU but it's worthy of a try anyway if you're interested in this feature.
NOTE 3: Be very careful of 83MHz FSB speeds, unless you're 100% sure the board is correctly setup as in NOTE " above. Running an 83MHz FSB speed under normal conditions creates dangeously high AGP/PCI speeds. In short, avoid 83MHz.2) THE CPU
There was a K6-III 380MHz, but it was designed for mobile systems:
The mobile K60III, mK6-III-P, was made in 350, 366, 400, 433 & 450 MHz speeds. NOTE: These are not "+" chips.
* Thanks KachiWachi
I would check as Charlie said, on the front of the CPU itself to correctly identify whast CPU you have; it could be that you have a desktop K6-III that needs 2.4v core.
If you have an authentic K6-III no matter what speed, don't worry - you have a little piece of gold
Some MSI-5185 Jumper settings: http://www.msicomputer.com/sup...per/...jumper_5185.htm
5185 manual: http://www.msi.com.tw/program/...manu...?UID=231&kind=1
So the first thing to do is find out what CPU & memory you have, and what settings they're running with.
Hope this helps you out.
. AMD CPU Data: http://www.tomshardware.com/20.../amd...ult/page23.html
. Belarc Advisor: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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