System thinks AMD 2400 CPU is an 1800+ when i change BIOS Settings
Posted on 2003-03-23
I've recently put together a system which includes an ASUS A7N8X motherboard, an AMD 2400+ XP CPU at ~2000mhz, 512 MB DDR 2700 Micron RAM, an ASUS ti4200 V9820TD vid card. When I installed the sytem, the BIOS, Windows XP, directx 8.1, and system information, all saw the processor as an 1800+ at ~1492mhz. I've posted this question on this site and was told to flash my BIOS with the newst BIOS updates. I did and it seemed to fix the problem, everything recognized the 2400+ CPU.
But as soon as I make any changes in the BIOS setup utility, and save any of the cahnges I make, the system starts thinking it has an 1800+ cpu again, like it reverts back to the original settings. I flashed the BIOS again, it goes back to a 2400, but I can't make changes to the BIOS settings. In fact even change any of the settings in the BIOS, but still choose to save the current settings, it still reverts back to an 1800+. But if i don't click save changes it doesn't revert.
I have no clue what's going on, or even if this is a problem worth worrying about. Is it just saying that is the processor, is that the actuall performance that i'm getting. One individual also mentioned i should chance my front side bus speed to 166mhz, not 100 or 133, in order to fix the problem. But I can't find this in the BIOS utility, might it be caused by soemthing else?