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Old 07-30-01, 09:15 PM
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Anyone have the ASUS A7M266 AND AMD 1.33 Ghz 266???

Well, if you do, can you get your MB to recognize the proper chip? Mine keeps telling me that I've got a 1Ghz chip instead, and so I'm not getting the full potential of my system. The ASUS website is no help, AMD says they are compliant, and the manual only goes up to 1.1Ghz...so I'm stuck. I don't know if I should just play with the settings on the board, get a new bios, or what. ANYONE that can help me is my savior!

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Old 07-31-01, 12:53 AM
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i have been having this problem with a7v133 and see if you can solve this using my experience.

although a7v133 is using soft menu, meaning you set the cpu speed in the bios, it can not regnize 266 bus t-bird by itself. i have to do the switch on the board and set the bus 133mhz and set the multiplier.

for a7a266, i didnt see this problem. but i am not sure about a7m266.

try to set the bus to 133 on the board manually and the multiplier to 10 (1330/133=10)

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Old 07-31-01, 01:03 AM
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Re: Anyone have the ASUS A7M266 AND AMD 1.33 Ghz 266???

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Well, if you do, can you get your MB to recognize the proper chip? Mine keeps telling me that I've got a 1Ghz chip instead, and so I'm not getting the full potential of my system. The ASUS website is no help, AMD says they are compliant, and the manual only goes up to 1.1Ghz...so I'm stuck. I don't know if I should just play with the settings on the board, get a new bios, or what. ANYONE that can help me is my savior!

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your motherbaord has the same type of soft menu that my A7V133 has- it automatically boots at FSB 100 the first time and any time it detects the system did not complete bootup to the OS. go into the bios and change the FSB to 133- leave the Multiplier at 10 even if you can change it since you do not want to adjust it until all drivers and hardware is installed.

if you ever have a problem booting to the OS it will do this again and you will need to reset the FSB to 133.
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Old 07-31-01, 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by shadows01
i have been having this problem with a7v133 and see if you can solve this using my experience.

although a7v133 is using soft menu, meaning you set the cpu speed in the bios, it can not regnize 266 bus t-bird by itself. i have to do the switch on the board and set the bus 133mhz and set the multiplier.

for a7a266, i didnt see this problem. but i am not sure about a7m266.

try to set the bus to 133 on the board manually and the multiplier to 10 (1330/133=10)

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actually it can detect a 266 cpu. it just automatically steps down to FSB 100 when the system is first turned on and whenever it fails to boot into the bios. I never changed the jumpers out of software mode and my 1.2 Ghz 266 tbird is booting everytime at 1.33 Ghz and 266(133 FSB times multiplier of 10)
personally I would change you motherboard back to software mode and use the soft menu to make FSB changes. that way if you overclock and it fails you do not have to open the case and change jumpers- you just reboot the FSB drops to 100 and you change it to what you want
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Thanks all for the advice! I'll try to fiddle with it and see what works when I get home. Thanks again.

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