Question about AMD ATHLON XP,3200+,512k Cache (Barton),2.2Ghz,400Mhz (CUAMDXP3200B4)

1 Answer

How to get my CPU to run at the correct speed

Hi,

In a nutshell, I can't get my AMD Athlon XP 3200+ to run at its optimum speed of 2.2Ghz as it should. I've flashed the Bios to accept the CPU, but I believe ther may be a jumper setting to adjust, if so, which one? Any adjustments in the system Bios only causes instability in the system either causing crashes, reboots at will, or lock ups. There is a solution, as others have had this same problem, but I'm ******** if anyone can come up with a clear solution.

I have attached all the info you should need with CPU-Z readouts, hope you can help.

Cheers

**** J





Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Dogsbreath Jan 15, 2009

    A little more info that may help.



    I understand what you say about getting the board up to an FSB speed of 400, but how? In the bios the only FSB speed I've come across ranges from 100 (default) to 280, this is in the FSB CLOCK. If I set the FSB speed anything above 115 - 120 my system becomes unstable and is suject to crashes and lock ups.



    The DEFAULT VCORE is set at 1.650 which I can't seem to change and the

    CPU RATIO is set at AUTO although it does have the ability to multiply in half increments through a range of 6.0 - 15.0.



    I tried to set this ratio at 14.0 to see what happened and my system would not start, I had to reset the CMOS to get back in.



    I've looked at the jumper theory but I can't find any jumpers on the idiots guide that may indicate that there is a setting for a 3200.



    Any further suggestions.



    Dogsbreath

  • Dogsbreath Jan 16, 2009

    It is the exact board you indicated as Board 1 and as indicated in the CPU-Z



    KT6V MS7021 VER1 N1996



    The MSI live monitor downloaded the update BIOS for this motherboard, and if you look on the website you can see that it supports this chip. I have found the attached photo on the board, does this give you any clues. It seems it may be a setting, if it is, how is the setting made, I can't see any switch? This info is located next to the CPU.



    ****









  • Dogsbreath Jan 16, 2009

    It is the exact board you indicated as Board 1 and as indicated in the CPU-Z

    KT6V MS7021 VER1 N1996

    The MSI live monitor downloaded the update BIOS for this motherboard, and if you look on the website you can see that it supports this chip. I have found the attached photo on the board, does this give you any clues. It seems it may be a setting, if it is, how is the setting made, I can't see any switch? This info is located next to the CPU.

    ****



  • Dogsbreath Jan 17, 2009

    This board and CPU were born for overclocking, but I can't get the chuffer up to its optimum speed before I even consider overclocking. I reckon it's that SW1 setting I have to adjust to 1-2 first, but how do I do that? I can't see a switch to throw, just my computer which will soon be taking flying lessons out of the window. I think you're almost there, c'mon, get that brain working.



    **** J

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 948 Answers

Your FSB should be 400 MHz for the Athlon XP 3200+ processor.
CPU-Z shows your core speed at 1320 and your FSB at 241. If you multiply those numbers by 1.66, you get 2200 and 400. So all you have to do is get the board to the correct FSB speed of 400 and your core will be right.
There are two MSI boards with the number CPU-Z gives you. Board 1
Board two

The AMD page doesn't show the core voltage for the older processors, they do for the current ones. I looked at the MSI site and didn't see their manuals online for the motherboards either, sorry. I'm not positive it was changed using a jumper though, you saw nothing in the BIOS to set it? If the jumpers are on the board they may be labeled FSB and you can try the various positions.

Hope that helps, good luck.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • 1 more comment 
  • Dick
    Dick Jan 15, 2009

    "In the bios the only FSB speed I've come across ranges from 100
    (default) to 280, this is in the FSB CLOCK. If I set the FSB speed
    anything above 115 - 120 my system becomes unstable and is suject to
    crashes and lock ups."

    That leads me to believe that you do not have a motherboard that will support the 3200+ processor. Does it look like either one of those in the pictures at the MSI site or better yet, can you read the model of the board? If it's there it will be printed directly on the PCB in white letters & numbers.


  • Dick
    Dick Jan 17, 2009

    FixYa has the manual online

    This site says your system clock is 200 and your multiplier is 11. Your core voltage appears to be correct.

    SW1 in your photo should be set to 1-2, giving you a clock speed of 200MHz

    Do you have the MSI utilities described in the manual? Core Center and Live Monitor? It seems odd your default settings are not correct, this board seems ideal, even for overclocking.


  • Dick
    Dick Jan 18, 2009

    The photo you posted appears to have it set on 1-2 already, those two are surrounded by solid white, indicating contact to me. What about the bios settings under Frequency/Voltage control (page 34 in the online manual)? Does your default settings look just like the manual, the "CPU FSB CLOCK" set at 100? If so, when you changed it to 200, did you also change the CPU RATIO to 11.0 and the VCORE to 1.65 in case the auto settings didn't match? And did you leave the memory timing at the default settings?

    You might also try removing all but one stick of memory to eliminate one potential problem.


×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The AMD xp1500 processor is slow. Its need to be faster than it is. Need to know. Cheers!


If your computer has less than 512MB of RAM, then that is one "bottle-neck" that hurts your computer's overall performance.
Consider adding 512MB or 1024MB of RAM.

Or, your motherboard probably will accept other AMD processors in the "Athlon XP" line. Take your computer to a computer-store, and see if they can sell you a '2600+' or '2800+' AMD CPU that will be compatible with your motherboard. That upgrade will make your CPU almost _twice_ its current speed.

Oct 22, 2010 | AMD Athlon XP 1500+ , 1.33 GHz Processor

1 Answer

My AMD 3200+ 400/333 chip has died, what can I replace it with? The motherboard is an Asus A7N8X.


Anything in AMDs Socket A line of processors should work.

The AMD Athlon XP 3200 was one of the best processors that would work in that board. Good luck finding one though.

Oct 10, 2009 | AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 400MHz FSB CPU...

1 Answer

CPU (processor) speed dropped to 1.09GHZ


Go back into the Bios and change the settings back. If this does not correct the issue you may have another issue. If this is a laptop you can reset the bios by locating the Bios reset switch, usually appears as a pin hole on the bottom of the computer, if this is a desktop then you need to use the Bios Reset jumper on the motherboard. It sounds as thought Windows is not reading the CPU type and speed correctly so you need to undo the change you made to get it back up to speed.

Aug 23, 2009 | AMD Athlon XP 2600+, 2.13 GHz...

2 Answers

Conflict adding RAM memory


you can deselect from BIOS - CAS LATENCY TIMER to value 2, or better (2,5)

Jun 26, 2009 | AMD Athlon XP 2000+, 1.67 GHz Retail...

2 Answers

E2180 Vs Athlon 64 X2 5000+


depends on what you plan to do with the cpu amd are good but a 3200 may only run @ 1.8 to 3.2 ghz depending while a intel 3200 will run 3.2 ghz.
I believe intel are more stable & run cooler than AMD but AMD benchmarks on Games better but run hotter (so get a good cooling fan & heatsink both pentium / celeron d & intel dou / dual core / core 2 dou and amd x2 have 2 cores (but watch your front side bus and cache the higher the better but the more $ also) then You need a good stable mobo that supports the chip you get (I preffer asus & msi for Gamers and biostar / msi for home users)

Sep 18, 2008 | AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+, 2.4 GHz...

1 Answer

How to upgrade


Here is the list of compatible processors for your motherboard:

AMD Athlon 650, 700, 750, 800, 850, 900, 950, 1.0G, 1.1G, 1.2G, 1.3G, 1.33G, 1.4G (Thunderbird)
AMD Athlon MP 1.0G, 1.2G, 1500+, 1600+, 1800+, 1900+, 2000+, 2100+ (Palomino)
AMD Athlon MP 2000+, 2200+, 2400+, 2600+ (Thoroughbred)
AMD Athlon MP 2800+ (Barton)
AMD Athlon XP 1500+, 1600+, 1700+, 1800+, 1900+, 2000+, 2100+ (Palomino)
AMD Athlon XP 1600+, 1700+, 1800+, 1900+, 2000+, 2100+, 2200+, 2400+, 2600+, 2700+, 2800+ (Thoroughbred)
AMD Athlon XP 2500+, 2600+, 2800+, 3000+, 3200+ (Barton)
AMD Athlon XP 2000+, 2200+, 2400+ (Thorton)
AMD Sempron 2200+, 2300+, 2400+, 2500+, 2600+, 2800+ (Thoroughbred)
AMD Sempron 2200+, 2400+, 2500+, 2600+, 2800+ (Thorton)
AMD Sempron 3000+ (Barton)
AMD Duron 600, 650, 700, 750, 800, 850, 900, 950 (Spitfire)
AMD Duron 1.0G, 1.1G, 1.2G, 1.3G (Morgan)
AMD Duron 1.4G, 1.6G, 1.8G (Applebred)
You motherboard uses a "Socket A" CPU and therefore has limits to how high you can go.. I would recommend the XP 2200 or 2400+ as a good choice, but you can make your own choice.

Apr 03, 2008 | AMD Duron , 750 MHz Processor

1 Answer

AMD Athon XP 2600 dropped speed


Some times when a computer shuts down unexspectedly like that it will reset itself back to its defaults in bios thinking there was a problem. Go in there and check your cpu settings. The fsb should be set to 266 mhz. Make sure it didnt default back to 133 mhz.

And FYI the 2600 is acutally a 2.13 gig cpu not a 2.6 gig..

Mar 02, 2008 | AMD Athlon XP 2600+, 2.08 GHz...

1 Answer

Processor


hi, from your reference i could get the info that your pc is running with the mainboard similar to FIC - am37,and with that the below mentioned processors are supported. Recommended Speeds: AMD Athlon? XP 2600+ (266 FSB) AMD Athlon? XP 2400+ (266 FSB) Model 10 w/ 256K Cache AMD Athlon? XP 2400+ (266 FSB) AMD Athlon? XP 2200+ (266 FSB) Model 10 w/ 256K Cache AMD Athlon? XP 2200+ (266 FSB) AMD Athlon? XP 2100+ (266 FSB) Model 8 AMD Athlon? XP 2100+ (266 FSB) Model 6 AMD Athlon? XP 2000+ (266 FSB) Model 8 AMD Athlon? XP 2000+ (266 FSB) Model 6 AMD Athlon? XP 2000+ (266 FSB) Model 10 w/ 256K Cache all the best.. sreejith

Jul 16, 2007 | Compaq Athlon XP 2000+ , 1.67 GHz...

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all AMD ATHLON XP,3200+,512k Cache Questions

Computer Processors Logo

Related Topics:

431 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top AMD Computer Processors Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Sudeep Chatterjee
Sudeep Chatterjee

Level 3 Expert

3267 Answers

Are you an AMD Computer Processor Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...