Question about Biostar M7VIG-400 (M7VIG 400-COMBO4) Motherboard

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CPU model not recognized correctly

I have a Biostar mobo Model M78VIG 400, and I am trying to upgrade the CPU to an AMD Athlon XP 2600. I updated the bios recommended by the vendor, changed the frequency jumper to 133Mhz (it has a thunderbird core), but the bios still only see the CPU as an Athlon XP 667Mhz. What am I missing?

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  • need2breakit Feb 26, 2008

    Sorry, messed up the model. It's a M7VIG 400.

  • need2breakit Mar 12, 2008

    I would check the bios if I could, but it doesn't get that far. Either I get the BSOD or the OS keeps chugging and never fully boots. I didn't see any multiplier settings in the bios, which I thought was strange. But that's what I'm asking, is there some multiplier setting in the bios that perhaps isn't called a multiplier setting, but called somethings else, and that's why I keep missing it?

  • dspear Mar 24, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I have a ECS K7VTA3 V8.0 motherboard. I was running a Duron 1800 with no problems. I bought an AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (266Mhz FSB) CPU and when I start the computer, the CPU is recognized as an Athlon XP 667Mhz. I can get to BIOS and up the clock rate but there are no options for multipliers. Same problem exists with the same CPU on my ECS K7S5a Pro. Maybe I have a bad CPU???

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    cannot boot 2700xp

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I updated the BIOS and just installed an Athlon XP 2200+ in one of these boards. At first, it recognized it as an Athlon 1600. In the frequency control section of the BIOS, it allowed me to set it as high as 132. After changing it to 132, the BIOS showed the CPU as an Athlon 2200. I've benchmarked it and ran stress tests off of the UBCD and it appears fine.

Biostar reports the board as accepting Semprons and other CPUs up to 200mhz FSB speed. Go figure. Your best bet is to upgrade the BIOS and then set the clock to 132.

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Any multiplier settings in bios? try using something like CPUID in your OS to see if it clocks faster then what bios tells you?

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