A "slight" problem with 8KRAi's CPU Clock settings

Discussion in 'Epox' started by Sorgemus, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Sorgemus

    Sorgemus Guest


    I try to make this as short as possible :)

    As you can see, I'm using 8KRAi motherboard and AMD Athlon XP 2400+ as
    my processor and I have the following problem with the system setup:

    Earlier today, when I was configuring my system for the very first
    time I noticed that my motherboard recognized my processor as a
    Athlon XP 1500+ (or something like that, can't remember accurately) I
    took a look at the PowerBIOS settings which hold the configuration to
    the FSB and CPU Clock settings, and I noticed that the multiplier was
    configured as "Auto" or similar and the system bus was operating only
    at 100 MHz. So I came into the following conclusion: as the CPU:s
    operating frequency is supposed to be 2.0 GHz I changed the
    multiplier to 10x and the system bus to 200 MHz. (10 x 200 = 2000
    aight?) After that my system wasn't bootable. The manual stated that
    if a problem occurred due false overclocking configuration (which
    mine apparently was?) the screen goes blank and can be returned to a
    initial configuration by instantly pressing Insert. Unfortunately I
    didn't have that part of the manual open at that moment and when the
    screen just went blank I rebooted. The question is that should I have
    pressed Insert at the very moment that the screen went blank? Is
    there anything to do to revive my system back to life?

    Thanks in advance :)

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    Sorgemus, Jul 27, 2004
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  2. Sorgemus

    Steven K Guest

    Set the FSB to 133(266) and leave multiplier to Auto - then it should work!

    The manual stated that
    Keep Insert pressed while switching the system on - you are not returning to
    the initial config but kinda Safe bios settings as far as I know. In other
    words you have to config the whole bios back to Normal settings. In case the
    Insert key does not work as expected u can remove or "short" the batterie
    (see manual) which has the same effect (resetting the bios).


    Steven K, Jul 28, 2004
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  3. Sorgemus

    EPoX Tech Guest


    Power off.
    Press and hold insert then apply power. Keep INSERT held until you get a
    screen then enter the BIOS and reset the CPU settings.

    Assuming your AMD XP2400+ is a Model 8 then you should use...

    133Mhz FSB for CPU (266) and set ratio to autio.


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    EPoX Tech, Aug 11, 2004
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