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Problems with my MSI K7N2 Motherboard - Processor only being 1.1GHz

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by pwalton72, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. pwalton72

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    Hello can anyone help? I recently put my PC together by buying all the parts from the wonderful Ebuyer. All is okay apart from the XP Athlon 3200+ processor. In the bios it states the processor is only running at 1.1Ghz. What do I need to do to change that?

    Much appreciated if anyone can help.

    thanks

    Paul :lease:
     
  2. Dillz

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    The clockspeed of the 3200+ is actually 2200mhz.

    I am not familiar with your motherboard, but check in the bios that the processor multiplier is set to Auto detect. If it is then check in the mobo manual as you may need to set it manually.
     
  3. dekoded

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    You probabably need to change your FSB (front side bus) speed in the bios, it might be at 100mhz by default and so you might need to change this to 133mhz or 166mhz.
     
  4. branny

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    Johnie will almost certainly be right as I have a MSI mobo and thats what I also needed to do. But remember that things work oin halfs, so if the FSB is 333mhz, you will need set this as 166 in the BIOS.

    Alternatively, there maybe jumpers that ned to be configured in a certain pattern on the mobo.

    Cheers
    Branny
     
  5. owain_thomas

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    Might be worth looking for a BIOS update as that may be necessary before the MB will recognise your CPU.
     

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