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malosi

New Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2002
Location
San Pedro CA
Hello,
I have been doing a little research on my A7V266E and have found that there are some errors with the manual and the actual setting of the board.
1. CPU Type Freq Setting - manual says default on athlon/duron
but it is set on the Palamino. I have changed it.
2. I/O Voltage Setting - did not match default. I had to change
to run stable with all the ram.
3. Clear RTC RAM - I guess the proceedure was printed backward.

My question has to do with the CPU: System Frequency Multiple.
The manual says that this field can only be accessed if your CPU is unlocked. I have not touched my chip, other than installing it, but I am able to change the settings here in manual mode. I was wondering if the manual is correct in stating that only unlocked CPU's can access this setting.
I did not pay attention to the chip when I installed it because I really had no idea about OC at the time. I have since learned more than what is good for me, lol.
If anyone knows how I could verify if my CPU is truly unlocked I would appreciate it. Otherwise off with the HS.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Sincerely,
Malosi


*A7V266-E Rev 1.07 (Bios ver 1006 and VIA 4-in-1
Update 4.37V from ASUS site)
*AMD Athlon XP 1900+ (Cool master HS and Fan)
*3 DDR 512 PC2100 (Mushkin w/ heat sinks)
*ATX 500 Watt power supply
*IBM 7200 40 gig HD (Primary IDE)
*Creative 52X CDROM (Secondary IDE)
*HP CDWriter (Slave from CDROM)
*Server Tower (fans: 2 front intake, 2 rear exhaust, 1
side, tunneled to PCU)
*AGP ATI All in Wonder 128 Pro (32meg)
*Creative Soundblaster Audigy
*PCI SIS 300/305 Graphics Card
*2 19" Sony Multiscan GS420 Monitors

PCI Sots:

AGP All inwonder
PCI 1 SMC Fast Ethernet Card
PCI 2 Blank (I read it’s supposed to be problematic)
PCI 3 SIS - PCI Graphic card
PCI 4 Soundblaster
PCI 5 Modem - LTWin

BIOS:

CPU SPD - 1600mhz
" System Freq. - 12.0
Sys/PCI - 133/33
Sys/SDRam Freq - Auto
Load Performance - Optimal
CPU Vcore - 1.750

CHIP CONFIG:

SDRAM Config - User Defined
" Cas Lat - 2T
" Ras Percent Time - 2T
" Ras to Cas delay - 2T
" Active to Percharge Time - 6T
Bank Inter - Auto
DRam 4K/8K Page - Enabled
 

fade2black

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Joined
Mar 7, 2002
Location
NE Ohio
It's not unheard of for processors to come unlocked from the factory. My 1.2 TBird was unlocked when I got it. Makes it that much easier to overclock ;)
 
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malosi

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Joined
Mar 20, 2002
Location
San Pedro CA
Thank you for the reply. I'm sure the factory lets out quite a few unlocked CPU's, but my question is how to verify if indeed my CPU is already unlocked without having to remove the HS and do a visual on the chip.
Thanks again
 

LutaWicasa

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Dec 22, 2000
Location
Huntsville, AL
malosi said:
Thank you for the reply. I'm sure the factory lets out quite a few unlocked CPU's, but my question is how to verify if indeed my CPU is already unlocked without having to remove the HS and do a visual on the chip.
Thanks again

Easy as pie :)

Alter the mult in bios to whatever it is you want, crank'er up and run WCPUID which you can download here. The file name is wcpu30f.exe :D