Question about Soltek SL-75FRV Motherboard
Just upgraded cpu, bought the amd athlon xp 3000+ with front side bus 333mhz. My board is the VIA Apollo KT400 series Socket A which supports the FSB with this processor, my problem is that when the computer starts, the speed is displaying 2800. I altered the jumpers on my board for the cpu clock to 166mhz which is what it's supposed to be and is showing this correct in the CMOS setup utility. Also in CMOS the processor speed is correct, reading 2167 but when computer boots, the speed is displaying 2800+ when it's supposed to be 3000+ I've been told that the motherboard's bios doesn't recognize the processor and that I should upgrade the bios. Is this correct, if so, how do I do this?
Hi, I have to agree "...that the motherboard's bios doesn't recognize the processor and that I should upgrade the bios...". Though I think that this is only a display issue and not necessarily true CPU speed. You can check if the correct CPU is displayed inside Windows by right click on My Computer and details would be shown in the System Properties. To upgrade the BIOS: 1. Determine/log your current BIOS and its date by pressing Pause on initial boot when motherboard details are shown; 2. Continue booting by pressing escape and run your Windows normally. Go to the website of your motherboard manufacturer and verify if they have an updated BIOS (compare date of release). If an updated BIOS is available, download. Likewise download the flashing utility. Further instructions are also available on a step by step procedure. Some newer mb versions/models have a Window based update feature. Check if you have such. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Aug 29, 2007
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