I got my NF7 ( no S ) and my barton. I am not sure if this post goes in here or overclocking or bios thread ? But here it is.
Processor from Newegg the stepping is IQYFA 0343 MPMW
AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2500+, 266 FSB, 512K Cache - OEM
(limit 5 per customer)
Operating Frequency: 1.83GHz
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
Socket: Socket A
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
I installed the CPU heatsink and fan on the mobo and put in two sticks of OCZ EL 3200 ( 256's ) Set it all on the bench no case and fired it up and went into the Bios. Board is rev 2.0 and bios is 20.
After reading the manual a couple of times I was expecting the Bios to recognize my new CPU as a 2500+ it did not' It said "unknown CPU Type " and had the FSB @ 100 and the multi at 6x. So I shut it off and cleared the CMOS and tried again. Still unrecognized. So I started playing with settings.
In soft menu III
CPU Name is Unknown
and my only option for "CPU Operating Speed" is "user defined"
I have multi's up to 22
the first one I tried was 133 x 18 it ran prime 95 for about 10 min before I got an error. Then I tried 166 x 14 and I had an error right away. Voltage was at 1.5 so I bumped it to 1.6 and it ran prime for a couple hours with no errors.
anyway.... now I have it at 200 x 12 with voltage at 1.625 memory in sync and it ran prime95 for 8 hours before I shut it off and turned FAH on and it has been working on a Tinker for the last 8 hours. Temp is at 42C But again it is just sitting on the bench.
There is a newer Bios available 21 I think, but should I even mess with it ? I was really puzzled why it was not recognized. But it runs good
Is this common or weird?