Athlon 1700+ and ECS K755A


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Tavish Muldoon

Hello,

I have an Athlon 1700+ and ECS K755A motherboard.

When it boots up the black screen and Sisoft Sandra say the chip is an
1100 Mhz cpu. Shouldn't it be 1700 or at least higher than 1100?


SiSoftware Sandra Bios info

General Information
Manufacturer : American Megatrends Inc.
Version : 07.00T
Date : 04/02/01
Plug & Play Version : 1.00
SMBIOS/DMI Version : 2.30
(EE)PROM Size : 256kB (2Mbit)

SiSoftware Sandra CPU

Processor(s)
Model : AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
Co-Processor (FPU) : Built-in
Speed : 1.10GHz
Model Number : 1178 (estimated)
Performance Rating : PR1588 (estimated)
Type : Standard
Packaging : Socket A PGA
Multiplier : 11x
Generation : 7th (7x86)
Model Information : Duron Athlon 4/MP/XP (Thoroughbred) 1.5-2.5G+
1.5-1.65V


SiSoftware Sandra

Computer System
Manufacturer : ECS
Model : K7S5A

System Chassis
Manufacturer : ECS
Case Type : Desktop
Can be locked : No
Version : Version 1.00
Serial Number : 123456890
Asset Tag : 0123ABC

System Mainboard
Manufacturer : ECS
MP Support : No
Model : K7S5A
BIOS ID : 62-0120-001131-00101111-040201-SiS735





Any suggestions as to why this happening? How can I get the speed to
increase properly?

Thanks,

Tmuld.
 
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Robert Redelmeier

Tavish Muldoon said:
I have an Athlon 1700+ and ECS K755A motherboard.

When it boots up the black screen and Sisoft Sandra say the chip is an
1100 Mhz cpu. Shouldn't it be 1700 or at least higher than 1100?

Check the motherboard manual. You may need to move jumpers or
change a BIOS setting to get the system bus speed increased
from 100 to 133 MHz. Then 11x will give you 1453 MHz which
may be what AMD calls 1700+.

-- Robert
 
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Robert Inkol

You need to set the bus speed to 133 MHz in the bios. The default is
100. These boards seems to have some issues with the bios losing this
setting. A new battery might help.

Robert
 
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Anonymous Joe

Tavish Muldoon said:
Hello,

I have an Athlon 1700+ and ECS K755A motherboard.

When it boots up the black screen and Sisoft Sandra say the chip is an
1100 Mhz cpu. Shouldn't it be 1700 or at least higher than 1100?


SiSoftware Sandra Bios info

General Information
Manufacturer : American Megatrends Inc.
Version : 07.00T
Date : 04/02/01
Plug & Play Version : 1.00
SMBIOS/DMI Version : 2.30
(EE)PROM Size : 256kB (2Mbit)

SiSoftware Sandra CPU

Processor(s)
Model : AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
Co-Processor (FPU) : Built-in
Speed : 1.10GHz
Model Number : 1178 (estimated)
Performance Rating : PR1588 (estimated)
Type : Standard
Packaging : Socket A PGA
Multiplier : 11x
Generation : 7th (7x86)
Model Information : Duron Athlon 4/MP/XP (Thoroughbred) 1.5-2.5G+
1.5-1.65V


SiSoftware Sandra

Computer System
Manufacturer : ECS
Model : K7S5A

System Chassis
Manufacturer : ECS
Case Type : Desktop
Can be locked : No
Version : Version 1.00
Serial Number : 123456890
Asset Tag : 0123ABC

System Mainboard
Manufacturer : ECS
MP Support : No
Model : K7S5A
BIOS ID : 62-0120-001131-00101111-040201-SiS735





Any suggestions as to why this happening? How can I get the speed to
increase properly?

Thanks,

Tmuld.

Well, it's not supposed to be 1700MHz, it is supposed to be 1466MHz. Which
is 11x133.33. I believe somebody said a 133MHz bus would give you a
1453MHz. What they didn't realize is that by 133MHz it is actually 133
1/3MHz, which when multiplied by 11, that extra 1/3 is responsible for the
difference between 1466 and 1463. Actually, if it were 133Mhz (like
133.0000), it would be 1463, not 1453, probably just a typo, but whatever.

Yes, so use a 133Mhz bus setting, either in BIOS or a jumper on-board.
 
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Tavish Muldoon

Thanks!

I checked the bios - it said Amibios Setup 2000

I went to the CPU PnP setup

There they had CPU and could adjust it to 100/100 mhz 133/133 mhz or 166/166 Mhz

Is there where I make the change? And too 133/133 or 133/166? What combinations?

Thanks,

Tmuld.
 
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Tavish Muldoon

Oh crap!

I set it to 166/133 saved the setting and restarted....

Now I get now screen at all - no post sounds and cannot boot up.

I tried rebooting about 10 x - powering off then powering on - nothing
shows up on my screen


Did I just screw up by cpu and mobo?

Any idea how to get this back to normal...or is it toast?


Thanks,

Tmuld.
 
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Robert Redelmeier

Tavish Muldoon said:
Oh crap!
I set it to 166/133 saved the setting and restarted....
Now I get now screen at all - no post sounds and cannot boot up.

I don't think you should be using 166. 133/133 should work.

You should clear the BIOS by moving the mobo jumper
to the "short" setting briefly, then back to normal.

-- Robert
 
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Robert Inkol

Probably no damage has been done. Evidently your memory doesn't work
at 166. You should disconnect the power and reset the bios. This
involves manipulating a jumper on the motherboard. Refer to your
manual if you are not sure of how to do this.

Robert
 
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Tavish Muldoon

Thanks to everybody's help...I am back up...but for how long...?

My jackassery caused this problem and I will be more careful. Yup, I
looked at the mobo manual. Did the jumper thing...hope it stays
well..

But I want to update my BIOS...what do you think?

Thanks all!

Tmuld.
 

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