Originally posted by ThomwkIV
*On startup, the system information reports a CPU of unknown type1250 mhz. The control panel in winXP reports a CPU of unknown type1.24 ghz. Any ideas on how to make my Bios and winXP know that this machine has an AMD Athlon XP 2.8 ghz cpu?
Can fix that one for you. But your FSB unoverclocked
should be at 333mhz (or may be recognized as 166, because ddr is 166*2 = 333). So unless you are OCing, keep your FSB at that, the memory you have is able to run 400 stable, but the cpu is not set to do that (although it probably could do it). Just keep it @ 333mhz until you get everything how you want it, and then you decide you want to OC.
Open up the bios with whatever key you use. For the XP's most bios's have a default speed set for all of them, until you specify (or let it auto specify) the speed and brand of the chip. You should look for a option names 'Load Optimized Defaults' or something similar to that. Execute the option, save and exit, it should solve the problem for both the POST screen and XP. GL
For the last problem you posted. Depending on how many versions you are behind with the bois, consider it. It isn't that hard at all, I'm sure asus has indepth instructions on how to do it like the other brands.
But about the no-signal setting, maybe your bios is set to look at Onboard
, or PCI
, or even PCI/Onboard Device
for the Video output, look into that, it should look to the AGP slot First and only.
Updating the BOIS could solve the issue you are having with the bios not saving information. Look up on the Asus forums for another answer if this doesn't help.