Asus P4P800-VM, upgraded Bios from 1004 to 1006, now P4 2.8GHz is 2.9Ghz..?!?!

Discussion in 'Asus' started by exsanguination, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. subject says it all, just upgraded the bios on my Asus m-ATX P4P800-VM
    from bios version 1004 to 1006, and after reboot the P4 2.8c processor
    is now registering as 2.9 at boot! Windows XP system information
    claims the CPU is now a "P4 2.88", wtf..!?
    exsanguination, Jun 29, 2003
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    John Smith Guest

    Sounds as if the BIOS is reading the CPU speed in more detail. Windows XP
    normally gets a pretty detailed idea of the CPU speed but it sounds like the
    BIOS is now doing the same.

    1008 is out on the Asus website. Haven't heard of anyone installing it yet

    John Smith, Jun 29, 2003
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  3. Thank you John... ok, so this may actually be normal then? I have
    never seen anything like this before, at boot my CPU is reading as "P4
    2.9" on the POST screen, and within the BIOS itself I see my CPU
    listed as any one of the following (changes a bit at every reboot!):
    2899MHz, 2901MHz, 2902MHz, etc... also, after updating the BIOS my
    Windows XP install became unstable, and will reboot without warning at
    times now.

    I have been trying for over an hour to "downgrade" to the 1005 bios
    version, but cannot as the 'AsusUpdate' program will not allow you to
    install a previous (older) Bios version over a newer one. Trying to do
    a floppy Bios install has proven impossible, as the new "AFUDOS.EXE"
    program only generates errors ("File creation error", Unable to create
    output file", etc.)...

    Lastly, I do notice that in the 1006 Bios the "MPS version" setting
    default has changed from 1.4 to 1.1, haven't seen that in years..!
    exsanguination, Jun 29, 2003
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    John Smith Guest

    Give me a no-spam email and I will email you the BIOS file for 1005

    John Smith, Jun 29, 2003
  5. Ok John, I appreciate your help! Is this a different .rom file than
    the one I downloaded from the ASUS website though? You can email me at

    Thanks a bunch, I have been starting to despair over this..!
    exsanguination, Jun 29, 2003
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    Bill Beam Guest

    I'm using 1008 - no problems.

    Bill Beam, Jun 30, 2003
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