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Help on new AMD Athlon XP 2800 CPU...


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#1 Spikedadragon

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:20 PM

Got tired of the numerous issues I had with the old, and decided to finally upgrade my AMD Athlon XP1800, to a Athlon XP 2800. Hence my reason for this post.

Does anybody know the settings I need to do in bios? The bios didn't auto set anything, so i had to mess with the over clocking stuff, though I had no intention on overclocking.

I'm currently set like this.
Clock Multiplier: 12.5
FSB: 166mhz
VCore: 1.65

And that's really all i messed with, going by the AMD website.
Thanks to anyone that can help.. Also I'm using a Albatron KX18D Pro Motherboard.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 06:02 PM

Please, if anyone can provide some assistance, it would be greatly apprechiated.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 12:20 AM

Hey, Spikedadragon

Albatron KX18D Pro Motherboard.

going on this, I find that there are lottsa links to reviews.

a few of 'em

http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/albanf2/

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1457

http://www.amdboard.com/albatron_kx18d_pro_II.html

bottomline seems to be: basically fast, and good, also a good board for a non-expert it seems.
good choice, nice price.

so, what does it all mean?
well, I dunno it all.

The manufacturer has a lot to say about it, also:

http://www.albatron.com.tw/english/it/mb/s...n.asp?pro_id=72

BIOS, in particular starts here:

R1.03 2003/8/12 Initial Release Version
It was last updated this year, (so far) so that's good.
The reviews mention it has two BIOS, one is a backup if you flash it and fail.
That's nice to know.
So I decided to download the Manual.

My manual has a step-by-step BIOS setup and explanation with screenshots that help answer questions.
I thought I might benefit from having the manual to refer to,
since I don't know the answers exactly.
I refer to my own as I learn,
but that information might not apply to yours.

http://www.albatron.com.tw/english/it/mb/m...l.asp?pro_id=72

Opening the .pdf document was everything I hoped for.
All of it.
BIOS setup, the whole shootin' match is there in illustrated professional manner.

So, you should download that, and while we wait for someone who knows
The answer, we can refer to the exact instructions and try to figure it out ourselves.

I think there are ways to use kinda default settings, various places that you can let it choose what it's comfortable with.

See, I am not "an over-clocker" myself, but I think I might learn something about anyway. Probably do me good to know. So, let's figure it out. :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 21 April 2005 - 12:24 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:32 AM

Quite helpful man. Actaully my Motherboard was the Pro without the extra Bios, the extra on board video, and other things... lol. I haven't been able to locate a bios update/flash for the board, and given that my videocard is rather new, and released after the last bios I believe.... Well yeah.

Thanks for all the links and stuff. Gonna go by them one by one. Maybe something helpful is in there :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:55 AM

Well most of that stuff didn't help, lol. I'm just wanting the default settings for the new AMD processor, lol. No intention of overclocking it, just looking for the default :)P

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:26 PM

I'd think that sorta thing would be mentioned, lol.
I'm not sure where the line is crossed between "under-clocked"
and "over-clocked" myself, that's what I meant by figuring it out.

Another way might be to download either of these two apps:

http://www.lavalys.com/ Everest Home, a system report utility which has a section on "benchmarking" that will indicate where your
system stands in comparison to what others of your type are doing & also where it is regarding other types
(and I think it might have details that provide clues)

or this one:

http://www.futuremark.com/ which is a standards reporting program. Look for the free version on the lower left.
I beleive by running the program it will sorta lend itself to indicating whether your present settings are good or could be better.

Hopefully someone who has that quick answer will see this indecision/question mark
and help us out further. :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 23 April 2005 - 12:27 PM.

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