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    Your assistance please guys

    This is doing my freaking nut in

    I've got this cheap and cheerful motherboard from Ebuyer, 1 stick of 256 DDR400

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59287

    and a Sempron 2200 CPU.

    I can't get the damn thing to detect the CPU at the correct speed. It detects it as a Sempron but at 900mhz, in the bios it only gives me the option the option to change the cpu speed from 100 to 132, (at 132 it fails to reboot)

    How the hell do I change the FSB on this thing ?

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    Have you tried updating the bios? Do you know that this particular sempron is compatible?

    FSB should be 166 I believe so something is seriously wrong. Apart from the wrong fsb does it work properly? Can windows run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy!!!
    Have you tried updating the bios? Do you know that this particular sempron is compatible?

    FSB should be 166 I believe so something is seriously wrong. Apart from the wrong fsb does it work properly? Can windows run?
    Everything is fine - windows has loaded ok, everything else is cool, but this sempron should work on this board, so I don't understand why the fsb is stuck at 100

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    Probably a jumper on the board ?
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    • Curly's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asrock 939-Sata 2
      • CPU:
      • Opteron 165 @ 2.52
      • Memory:
      • 2gb Geil Value Ram
      • Storage:
      • 900gb in various HD's
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 7800 gtx
      • PSU:
      • Hiper Type-R 580W
      • Case:
      • Globalwin
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      • Samsung syncMaster 205BW
      • Internet:
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    just read some reviews from the link you posted and some guy reckons he had a similar prob as you and that a bios update is needed to recorgnise the sempron correctly, though in his case all he did was enter the bios and up the fsb to 166.

    Curly

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    Well - looks like there is only one bios update available for this board v1.0 - and i've just flashed it - no change

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    As Agent suggested check for a jumper as alot of boards have a jumper to change between 100fsb and 133fsb and up.

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    Yep

    Found it - the jumpers

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    Tried reading the manual chap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig
    Tried reading the manual chap?
    Ah yes the PC Chips Motherboard manual, no mention of FSB jumpers anywhere, not even on the motherboard diagram.

    Well I found them - two jumpers near the cmos battery need to be set to pins 2+3 (both on 1+2 by default), no now the CPU is recognised as a
    Sempron 1500, which is an improvement I guess

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    edit WTF is a Sempron anyway !?!? what was wrong with Athlons ?

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    • Curly's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asrock 939-Sata 2
      • CPU:
      • Opteron 165 @ 2.52
      • Memory:
      • 2gb Geil Value Ram
      • Storage:
      • 900gb in various HD's
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 7800 gtx
      • PSU:
      • Hiper Type-R 580W
      • Case:
      • Globalwin
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung syncMaster 205BW
      • Internet:
      • 4mb Virgin Media Cable
    I d/loaded the manual off the PcChips site last night, pages 7, 11 and 12 show the jumpers with a little chart for the settings.

    Curly

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    AFAIK..
    Semprons are basically rebadged Palamino Athlons that take over from the Durons but work out a bit less pokey than the Barton Athlon's due to less cache and a 133 FSB instead of a 166/200 FSB....

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    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig
    AFAIK..
    Semprons are basically rebadged Palomino Athlons that take over from the Durons but work out a bit less pokey than the Barton Athlon's due to less cache and a 133 FSB instead of a 166/200 FSB....
    Thoroughbreds. Palamino chips haven't been made for quite some time. Semprons are basically thoroughbred cores running at 166FSB, which AMD reckons is enough to bump up the model number for the overall clock speed (so for instance what would've be a 2000XP is a 2400 sempron).

    The only different ones are the socket 754 variants (currently the 3100+ only), which are cut down athlon 64s, and much better performers as a result.
    Last edited by Byatt; 03-03-2005 at 02:35 PM. Reason: I thought I couldn't spell palomino...

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    Aye forgot about the 754 Semprons...

    In answer to Skii's original question then there AMD's budget chips....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skii
    now the CPU is recognised as a
    Sempron 1500, which is an improvement I guess
    A Sempron 2200 is a 1500mhz (9x166) cpu isn't it?

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