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#1 mr.wu

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 01:55 PM

hey peeps

got some bother with my barton 3200 reading as a 1900???? no matter what i seem to do, any suggestions?

OR PREFERABLY:
where do i get a new 2500 mobile for a reasonable price, like upto £65 or so delivered........unless i'm being naively cheap-butt :P

#2 synthesist

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 02:09 PM

ebay

#3 danjkerry

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 02:24 PM

Are you certain that youve set up your BIOS to the correct bus speed and multiplier, because I know mine shows up as somthing rubbish whenever i have BIOS problems. Are you using CPUid?

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 02:33 PM

When they were available to buy you could get one here in UK for around 50 Quid, but you have missed that boat now man, so like the dude above says its ebay or stick with what you got...........:(

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:09 AM

first off i should mention that i've had this chip running sweet at it's expected 2.2ghz speed before before, so it's not like it's locked or anything.

the fsb & multiplier is a strange thing, no matter what i set it too (eg, 205 x 10 for example) and then reboot, the cpu still reads as a 1900 at a stock 1.4ghz speed, FSB and multiplier 133.6 x 11 (bus 267.3). CPUz reads this info, despite my bios being set to something COMPLETELY different, i.e. the 205/10 mentioned above.

by CPUid, do you mean CPUz from CPUid.com? if so then here's a screenshot:
http://img104.images...ntitled13if.jpg


if you mean something else, then could you explain to me???


thanks.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:37 AM

IF you have a bios saviour or a spare bios rom or are pretty adept at flashing your bios then i would suggest this if your bios is not playing ball with that cpu.
As a side shot any previous cpu you ran did that allow you to change settings in the bios??????????

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:23 AM

Do you get any checksum errors during bootup? Are you certain it's an authentic 3200+?

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:06 PM

It sounds like you may have a locked multiplier CPU.
Have you tried running the CPU with an x11 multiplier, and
the CPU clock at 200MHz, with the DDR DRAM Clock set to
1:1, the CPU voltage set to Auto.

As loggan mentioned, if you're going to be messing around
a bit then you might want to consider getting some type of
BIOS back up plan going.

Hope all goes well for you.

#9 mr.wu

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 04:28 AM

"Do you get any checksum errors during bootup?"

nope.


"Are you certain it's an authentic 3200+?"

positive, bought around 18 months ago from a very reputable company named Aria.


"It sounds like you may have a locked multiplier locked CPU"

no, sorry, like i mentioned in a previous post 'i've had this chip running sweet at it's expected 2.2ghz speed before'.


"CPU with an x11 multiplier, CPU clock at 200MHz, DDR DRAM Clock 1:1, CPU voltage set to Auto."

just tried it, but no changes.


"any previous cpu you ran did that allow you to change settings in the bios"

yeah, this one! i used to be able to do whatever with it (not that i played around a lot, just pointing out it used to be OK)



i tried downloading the latest BIOS from the DFI website, the "LPNF2UBDB24" and used Winflash 1.76 to apply it...all went smoothly, but upon reboot, it would'nt POST. did the insert key switch on trick and got it too boot, but now it'll ONLY boot that way, recognizes the chip as a 1100 and winflash won't re-apply the original bios i backed up. when i load up the bios, winflash reads 'checksum de99h' on the left and if i try to do the update it fails saying erase flash block failure???


any more info needed let me know and i'll try to provide....


p.s. thanks for your time so far peoples.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 08:12 AM

Did you clear CMOS and "load optimized defaults" after flashing the BIOS?

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 08:18 AM

sorry for the offtopic

but what we need to have before starting overclocking the system ?? for dont have problems with system ??

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 05:57 PM

sorry for the offtopic

but what we need to have before starting overclocking the system ?? for dont have problems with system ??

see ya



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