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Cpu clockspeed i have ecs m848a motherboard with amd 1666mhz processor the options show 1.1 upwards which one is it for correct cpu speed

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1.1 upwards is the same as 1666. 1666 is more than 1.1 with no specific speed based on what you may have running in the background.

Go to this link and download & run the program. It will tell you everything you need to know about your computer. (And More)

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Memory settings for ddr

Since the Processor Front Side Bus (FSB) support is 200 or 266MegaHertz (MHz), the ram memory will be DDR Sdram at either 100Megahertz or 266MHz.

That is PC1600 and PC2100, respectively.

2GB's maximum TOTAL amount for motherboard.
1GB per ram memory slot - Maximum

If you have a Socket A (Socket 462) AMD processor with a 200MHz FSB, I suggest DDR Sdram at 100MHz. (PC1600)

AMD processor with 266MHz Front Side Bus = either PC1600, or PC2100. I would go with PC2100.

Voltage in BIOS Setup is 2.5 Volts. That is is the JEDEC standard voltage, for DDR Sdram.
Ram timings will be dependent upon what the ram memory supports.

IF you have just ONE ram memory module ('Stick'), it goes in Slot 1.
(DIMM 1)
This is the ram memory slot the Processor reads first.

"When it comes to innovative motherboards ECS is not a company that first comes to mind. Not since the days of the K7AMA that offered DDR266 and PC133 memory options for AMD's K7 line of processors has ECS released a motherboard that has filled a gapping hole in the PC hardware market space. Lets just hope that the failure rate of the 945GCD-M is nothing like the failure prone K7AMA."


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Jan 03, 2013 | EliteGroup K7AMA Motherboard

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Compatible processor in K7VMM ecs motherboard

According to the ecs website :

the K7VMM version 1.2A has a cpu socket 462 for AMD Athlon XP/ Athlon / Duron processor

Go to :

and use the ECS search box with your model # K7VMM
then choose your version #, click it

then click on the CPU tab (under the pic of the motherboard). It shows a complete list of compatible cpu's for this motherboard. Did this answer your question?

Dec 25, 2012 | EliteGroup K7VMM Motherboard

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Upgrade the 1.6GHz CPU on L7VMM2 Motherboard

ECS Support > L7VMM2 motherboard > Main Support page,

Click on the CPU tab.

(Features / Specification / Download / Support / FAQ / CPU / etc)

Will support Up To an AMD Athlon XP 2600+,

Maximum Front Side Bus support is 266Megahertz.
(Max FSB = 266MHz)

(Motherboard manual states 133MHz.
Note that AMD processors are 'Double-pumped'.
This = 266MHz )

Supports AMD Athlon, AMD Athlon XP, and AMD Duron, processors.

Note in the CPU Support chart where it states -
Socket 462 > AMD Athlon XP > 2600+ (.13u)
The .13u stands for 130nm core architecture technology.

(nm = NanoMeter.
1 Billionth of a Meter )

For the Socket 462 (Socket A) processors, the AMD Athlon XP models are the top of the line.

'Sempy', or Sempron processors are at the bottom.
Low L2 processor memory cache compared to Athlon XP or Duron models.


Oct 13, 2012 | EliteGroup L7VMM2 Motherboard

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I just did a complete new build of a computer using the Elitegroup ECS A885GM-A2 board. It powers on, shows an LED on the board, but does not beep and there is no display whatsoever. All the fans ar

usually this means that the board is powered on, but that the cpu hasn't been initialized. make sure your cpu pins are clean of thermal grease and that it is properly seated. make sure your board is compatible with the cpu and if you can get a spare (known good) cpu to boot the board with, see if it starts, and see if you can update the bios.

again, basically the issue is CPU related. at some point you may have to just RMA the processor since it is a possibility that it might be DOA. good luck!

Feb 17, 2012 | EliteGroup ECS A885GM-A2 (V1.1) AM3 AMD...

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My amd sempron 2800+ 2ghz working now on 1,20 ghz m848a v5.0

Your Sempron 2800+ is working at 1.20GHz?

Let me state this;
The MAXIMUM operating frequency rate ('Speed') is 2.0GHz
This is when the Processor is operating at a Maximum 'speed'.
If it isn't under a full load, it won't be operating at a maximum 'speed'.

Again, if there is no program/application running that demands the full capability of the Processor, the Processor will be idling along.

[A Processor operates at a Frequency Rate. For folks to understand it better it is stated as 'Speed'
GHz stands for GigaHertz.
Giga is approximately 1 Billion
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second.

The maximum frequency rate for the Sempron 2800+, is 2.0 Billion Cycles per Second ]

An AMD processor is 'Double-Pumped'. (In comparison an Intel processor is 'Quad-Pumped' )

The 333MHz FSB is actually 166Mhz that is 'double-pumped'

I don't know which Sempron 2800+ you have.
Thoroughbred- B Core, or Thorton Core.

{Thoroughbred-B Core model has SDA2800DUT3D part number on the top of the Processor's case.
Thorton Core model has SDC2800DUT3D part number on the top of the Processor's case}

Both models fit in a Socket 462 processor socket. (Socket A is also known as Socket 462)
Both models have a 333MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (333MHz FSB)

Both models have a Multiplier of 10 times.
(Under the heading - Mult 1, is10X )

Voltage is 1.60 volts.

PC Chips Support > M848A(V5.0) motherboard,

Under the Downloads heading to the right, left-click on the Manual tab.
Now click on the country nearest yours, ( Taiwan, USA, Europe, China )

This motherboard manual is a PDF file. At the top of the PDF file is the page number box. It is to the Right of the Down Arrow.
Use the Down Arrow, go to Page 39.

In BIOS Setup I want you to go to the sub-menu -
Advanced Chipset Setup.

[When you start your computer, and before Windows loads, there is a manufacturer logo screen.
Right after the logo screen, and at the bottom of the screen, is stated on how to Enter BIOS Setup.
It will state, Hit if you want to run SETUP.

At this time you are supposed to press the DELete key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
(Full name for BIOS Setup)

The window of opportunity is usually VERY small. If you do not press the Delete key in time, Windows will load.

I suggest, that AS SOON as you press the Power On button to start your computer, start tapping on the Delete key in 2 second intervals.
This way you won't go past the window of opportunity.

(If you hear a beep each time you tap the Delete key, don't sweat it. It is a Stuck Key Error beep)

Go to Page 35 in the motherboard manual. This shows you the Main Menu for the BIOS Setup Utility.
In the list is Advanced Chipset Setup.
You can no longer use your mouse. In the BIOS Setup Utility you have to use the Keyboard to navigate around.

Use the Down Arrow key to highlight Advanced Chipset Setup.
Press the Enter key ]

In Advanced Chipset Setup the top line is - Detect CPU Frequency
To the right should be - Auto

The second line down is CPU Frequency. (Processor frequency)
For your processor it should state 166MHz.

At the Right side is the Available Options, and at the bottom is the navigation key.
(Available options shows you what options are available for what you are looking at.
The Navigation Key tells you how to navigate around, and how to change settings)

[Using CPU-Z from This is good for looking around, but the BIOS Setup Utility can change parameters, unlike CPU-Z ]

1) Is the Detect CPU Frequency set to Auto?
2) Is the CPU Frequency set to 166MHz?

If so everything is working fine.

If not state so in a Comment, and I'll guide you in setting CPU parameters manually.

When you are looking around in BIOS Setup, it is - Just That.
You are looking around, and have made no changes.

IF you make a change, you have to Save Changes.
Otherwise it will be as if you have done NOTHING at all.

IF you make a mistake in making changes, the computer will not work.
People fear this.
ALL you have to do is go back to BIOS Setup, and set everything back to the way it was, then Save Changes.
The computer will be as it was originally, and will work again.

BEFORE you make changes, write down the original settings )

A Sempron processor is a Budget processor. Also known as a Starter processor.
It is the bottom of the line. (Just like an Intel Celeron)

A Sempron processor has half of the Cache that a comparable Athlon processor has.

The first memory area that the Processor accesses.
The Cache operates at the same frequency rate as the processor does.
It is a small memory area for the Processor.
The more cache you have, the faster the Processor will operate.

The Cache is the first memory area that the Processor accesses, then the Ram Memory, then the Harddrive.

{Ram Memory usually operates at HALF of the frequency rate that the Processor does.
A Harddrive is a mechanical device, and operates MUCH slower than Ram Memory.
Even the solid state Harddrive's}

CPU Support for the PC Chips M848A(v5.0) { M848A version 5},

To the top left of the page is a red rectangle with the heading CPU Support Search in white.

1) Left-click on the blue down arrow, on the right side of the box under - Product Category.
In the list click on - Motherboard

2) There is another box underneath. Left-click on the blue down arrow to the right of this box.
Click on - Socket 462 (AMD.....

3) Left-click on the blue down arrow for the box under - Model
Scroll the list down, click on M848A
{V5.0 will pop-up in the box under Version}

4) Left-click on Submit

You are now looking at the AMD processors, that the PC Chips M848A(V5.0) motherboard will support.

{Where it states Status on the right.
This tells you whether the Processor will work with the current BIOS program, and version, that is on the computer now.

Your BIOS program was made by AMI
American Megatrends Incorporated.
It was made in 2001.
The version is 1.54.B1E

Under the Status heading you will see YES listed for all processors that are listed.
If there were a NO to the right of a processor, it means the current BIOS program would not work with it.
You would then need to upgrade the BIOS program.

Just thought you may want to know }

Why do I bring up CPU Support?
Because I would fly that 'Sempy' processor out the door like a Frisbee at the neighborhood cat.
Just sayin'.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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I have an amd athlon x2 3800+ cpu and I can't seem to enable virtualization. My motherboard is an ECS A740GM-M and I can't find the command in the BIOS to enable virtualization. AMD Hypercompatibility...

The CPU itself does not support communication with virtual addresses. the processor wasnt designed to do it. almost everything from 2009 on has the capability minus sempron and celeron processors.

Mar 23, 2011 | AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core Processor...

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My athalon xp2000 processor died. What can I replace it with that is compatible with k7s5a motherboard?

There are several versions of the K78S5A. The following answer applies only to v.3.x.
CPU: AMD Duron 200Mhz FSB CPU - 950 AMD Duron 266Mhz FSB CPU - 1800
AMD Morgan 200Mhz FSB CPU - 1.3G
AMD Athlon 200Mhz FSB CPU - 1.4G AMD Athlon 266Mhz FSB CPU - 1.4G
AMD Palomino 266Mhz FSB CPU - 1.2G
AMD Athlon XP (0.18u) 266Mhz FSB CPU - 2100+ AMD Athlon XP (0.13u) 266Mhz FSB CPU - 2600+

I hope that helps! Good luck.

Mar 06, 2011 | EliteGroup K7S5A Pro Motherboard

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What max speed processor i can use in my elitegroup k7sem motherb

Your manual says:

Accommodates AMD Athlon Duron, Athlon, and Athlon XP processors.

If you would like to see a fulll list, go to this site:

Hope this helps.

Dec 09, 2008 | EliteGroup K7SEM Motherboard

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CPU Upgrade

Athlon XP 3000+ is 400mhz FSB according to the link(,,30_118_1274_3734^11672,00.html), means that in order to display the actual speed of your Athlon XP 3000+ you have to set your board 166mhz to 200mhz jumper setting or in CMOS utility overclocking option. and also just to inform you that your motherboard is in Overclocked condition when set, because it only supports processors up to 333mhz FSB (

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