I just got a new system and put it together today, but I checked the BIOS screen and it doesn't look like the system is running at full capacity. I have an Athlon XP 2500+, Asus A7N8X-X mobo, and 1 stick of 512 MB Corsair XMS PC3200 RAM. BIOS looks like this:
Advanced Chipset Features
CPU External Freq. (MHz) [100 MHz]
Memory Frequency [ By SPD]
Resulting Frequency [200 MHz]
Memory Timings [Optimal]
SD RAM Active Precharge Delay 
SD RAM RAS to CAS Delay 
SD RAM RAS Precharge Delay 
SD CAS Latency [3T]
FSB Spread Spectrum [0.50%]
Graphics Aperture Size [64 MB]
There are of course other readins, but these struck me as odd. Here's what is confusing me:
The FSB on the processor is 333 MHz, but here the CPU External Freq. comes out to 200 MHz (100 MHz x 2). Why so low?
Also, the Resulting Frequency on the memory is 200 MHz, where my RAM supports up to 400 MHz. The timings on the RAM are also much lower than advertised. Again, why so low?
Finally, the Graphics Aperture Size is 64 MB, and I have a 128 MB PNY GeForce FX 5200 card. Could I change the Graphics Aperture Size up to 128 MB, or is that something entirely different?
Am I missing something, or is my computer not operating at full capacity. I'm not trying to overclock or anything like that, I just want all of the parts to work as expected. Can anyone help me not be overclock or underclocked, just "clocked"?