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Athlon that thinks its a Duron

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Jamie_Manic, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. Jamie_Manic

    Jamie_Manic Guest

    Help!! I have an Athlon XP 2400+ on an Elite Systems K7S5A mobo. All was
    working fine til earlier today. The CPU has been installed for months and
    working perfectly, it has not been overclocked and no recent BIOS changes
    have been made. Can someone please shed some light onto the fact that when I
    booted u my PC today, the DOS screen tells me I have a 1100Mhz Duron CPU! I
    checked the settings and saw my FSB was down to 100mhz, so I knocked it up
    to the 133Mhz it should be at only to find it telling me I have a 1467Mhz
    Duron CPU!

    Can someone please, please offer a course of action! Is a BIOS problem
    likely? Would flashing it be recommended?


    Jamie_Manic, Jul 21, 2003
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  2. Sounds like a BIOS problem.
    Ransack The Elder, Jul 21, 2003
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  3. Jamie_Manic

    Jamie_Manic Guest

    Damn. I re-flashed the BIOS and it still says I have a Duron. Anyone, any
    advice or stuff to try please!
    Jamie_Manic, Jul 21, 2003
  4. Jamie_Manic

    Blaedmon Guest

    You absolutely sure u got a xp in there? Perhaps a ninja stole into your
    place in the dark of night and replaced it with a duron?
    Be sure and see wtf it is by getting a cpu-identifying program. Theres
    hundreds out there - check it out. Perhaps the bios has detected
    overheating, and adopted a failsure clock?
    Blaedmon, Jul 21, 2003
  5. Jamie_Manic

    Jamie_Manic Guest

    Yes lol, it is an XP 2400+, its been running as one for months.

    Oddly enough though I just restarted again and the BIOS has recognised it as
    an XP 2400+ so all is well again.

    I hate PCs.
    Jamie_Manic, Jul 21, 2003
  6. Jamie_Manic

    Bob M Guest

    There have been a large number of those boards shipping with bad
    batteries. The lastest that affected me was the system I built for my
    Dad. Once we changed the battery and reset the Bios settings, all is
    well. It's a known problem in the ECS Forums. Good luck.

    Bob M, Jul 22, 2003
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