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Old 08-28-2005, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently discovered that my processor speed is only half what it should be. I have an AMD Athlon XP 3200 which usually runs at 2.2 GHz. Im not sure what caused this to happen. I did try to install new memory (which did'nt agree). I thought that may be it but somebody told me I may need to update my BIOS. Here are my specs:

AMD Athlon XP 3200
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Board: ECS M848A 1.0
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01
768 PC3200 Memory

Ive heard of this happening to other people, but Im not sure what exactly caused it or how to fix it. Does anyone know? Thanks!


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Old 08-28-2005, 04:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This can happen.

You should make sure your FSB is set at the right speed for the processor. I am not 100% sure what the right FSB is however.

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Old 08-28-2005, 04:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The XP 3200 uses 400Mhz FSB.
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The XP 3200 uses 400Mhz FSB.
Which translates into you need to go into your BIOS and set the FSB to 200 and your CPU will be back to normal.
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if 200Mhz isnt an option, you may need to set some jumpers on your motherboard.
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You can take the CMOS battery out for a few minutes to let the BIOS reset itself.

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Old 08-28-2005, 08:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The XP 3200 uses 400Mhz FSB.
That is limited to the 3000+ and 3200+ Bartons

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