XP Barton 2900 - Locked? Won't overclock?
Posted on 2006-04-24
I’ve installed an new AMD Barton XP 2900 (made for OEM use) which is recognized OK and runs very cool at 2ghz as per CPUID’s readings. It is default set at 200 FSB at 10X. I would like to tweak it a bit but every time I reset the multiplier to say, 10.5 or 11, it seems to be reset at the bios when exiting the bios. A red screen comes up telling me to not turnoff the machine – the bios is functioning. CPUID still reads it at 2000, but inside the bios still says it has been reset to 10.5 or 11.0 as I set it. The Mboard is Epox 8RDA6+PRO which I successfully used to bump up a different processor. Does this mean this processor is “locked”?