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Bad Multiplier settings with A7V Rev 1.02

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TechnoFile

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Has anyone else experienced this?

I was playing around with my newly unlocked D-700(my conductive pen and arctic silver both got in today...goodie goodie), and found out that my board will not let me use the following multiplier settings: 9.0, 9.5, 10.0, 10.5. I also persume(for reasons stated below) that I'm unable to use 6.0 and 6.5. I checked the manual, and found that my problem seems to be related to dip switch #3. In all the above multipliers, the switch is set to "off." The problem is that it seems to still be working in the "on" position. This causes the board to see 9.0 as 7.0, 9.5 as 7.5, 10.0 as 8.0, 10.5 as 8.5. Appearently the switch is damaged or broken in some way. Which sucks, cause I was gonna try for a gig tonight. I'll have to be happy with 850 for a while.

My question is, can anyone thing of a possible fix for this? maybe a workaround that can be attached to the baco of the board? I really DON'T wanna try to de-solder the thing and put a new switch block on. I am, naturally, contacting the reseller to see If they can replace the board for me. I'd just love to hear your comments
 

MiracleMan

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You should check two things before messing with your soldering iron. First, and it were I think the problem are, try unlocking it again, re-doing the L1 bridges connections. Well, if already done a good job (like any 5 years old boy could :) ) check if you are setting the dips right. The A7V are a bit confusing at first. Look if you are not setting it inverted. Well, if none of this could help ya, maybe you have a defective mobo or a bad wild card Duron... :-(
 
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TechnoFile

TechnoFile

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I'm gonna play with it a bit after classes today. I'm gonna see if I can get my old cpu(factory unlocked D650 w/ a cracked core) to post at 900 or above. I suppose I could set the FSB to 90, since I know the chip can handle 800(yes, even with the core cracked). If that does work, then I'll definately examine the connections I drew last night, and try to re-do them. Thanks for the suggestions.