CPU frequency up ?


O

Osiris

I have a ASUS mobo A7v600-X with an AMD XP 2500+ running at 1467 MHz.
The BIOS says the CPU frequency multiple = 11.0x
CPU external freq. is 133/33
BIOS is Award ACPI BIOS revision 1009

Would it be a good idea to use the processor at a higher frequency, to
utilize it more effectively ? In a standard cooling situation, it
should be able to do 2 GHz, would it not ?

I do not want to do kinky cooling things (It has a regular CPU fan and
heatsink. The reported temperature seems real reasonable. The air
coming from the heatsing is 40 Celsius, I measured with a thermometer,
even with ambient near 35 C.

Below is a report by Sandra 2007 about my computer (some of the 0.5 Mb
txt file, anyway)

==============================================
< Processor >
Model: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2500+
Speed: 1.46GHz
Model Number: 2500 (estimated)
Performance Rating: PR2116 (estimated)
Cores per Processor: 1 Unit(s)
Threads per Core: 1 Unit(s)
Internal Data Cache: 64kB Synchronous, Write-Back, 2-way
set, 64
byte line size
L2 On-board Cache: 512kB ECC Synchronous, Write-Back,
16-way set,
64 byte line size

< Mainboard >
Bus(es): AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support: No
MP APIC: Yes
System BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS A7V600-X
ACPI BIOS
Revision 1009
System: System Manufacturer System Name
Mainboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7V600-X
Total Memory: 512MB DDR-SDRAM

< Chipset 1 >
Model: ASUSTeK Computer Inc VT8377 Apollo
KT400/A/
600 CPU to PCI Bridge
Front Side Bus Speed: 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
Total Memory: 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Bus Speed: 2x 199MHz (398MHz data rate)

< Video System >
Monitor/Panel: Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200


< Power Management >
AC Line Status: On-Line



< Performance Tips >
Warning 100: Large memory sizes should be made
of
Registered/Buffered memory.
Tip 2546: Large memory modules should be
ECC/Parity.
Notice 5901: CD 1x= 150kB/s; Exercise caution
when
comparing measured versus published
ratings.
Notice 5902: DVD 1x= 11.08Mbps Exercise caution
when
comparing measured versus published
ratings.
Tip 2: Double-click tip or press Enter
while a tip
is selected for more information
about the
tip.

<<< Mainboard >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

< Mainboard >
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
MP Support: No
Model: A7V600-X
Version: REV 1.xx
Serial Number: xxxxxxxxxxx
System BIOS: 06/28/2005-VT8377/VT8237-A7V600-X

< System Memory Controller >
Location: Mainboard
Error Correction Capability: None
Number of Memory Slots: 3
Maximum Installable Memory: 3GB
Bank 1 - DDR 1: DIMM Synchronous DRAM 512MB/64
Bank 2 - DDR 2: Empty
Bank 3 - DDR 3: Empty

< Chipset 1 >
Model: ASUSTeK Computer Inc VT8377 Apollo
KT400/A/
600 CPU to PCI Bridge
Bus(es): AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
Front Side Bus Speed: 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
Maximum FSB Speed / Max Memory:2x 200MHz / 2x 200MHz
Width: 64-bit
IO Queue Depth: 4 request(s)

< Chipset 1 Hub Interface >
Type: V-Link
In/Out Width: 4-bit / 4-bit
Multiplier: 2/1x
Speed: 8x 66MHz (528MHz data rate)
IO Queue Depth: 9 request(s)

< Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks >
Bank 0: 256MB DDR-SDRAM 2.5-3-2-7 2CMD
Bank 1: 256MB DDR-SDRAM 2.5-3-2-7 2CMD
Bank Interleave: 4-way
Speed: 2x 199MHz (398MHz data rate)
Multiplier: 3/2x
Width: 64-bit
Memory Controller in Processor:No
Power Save Mode: No
Fixed Hole Present: No

< APIC 1 >
Version: 0.03
Speed: 16MHz
Multiplier: 1/2x
Maximum Interrupts: 24
IRQ Handler Engaged: Yes
Enhanced Support: Yes

< Memory Module 1 >
Manufacturer: Kingston
Model: K
Serial Number: 8A03873C
Type: 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Technology: 16x(32Mx8)
Speed: PC2700U 2.5-3-3-7
Date of Manufacture: Thursday, 24 June, 2004
Set Timing @ 167MHz: 2.5-3-3-7
Set Timing @ 133MHz: 2.0-2-2-6

< Memory Module 2 >
Manufacturer: Kingston
Model: K
Serial Number: 8A03873C
Type: 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Technology: 16x(32Mx8)
Speed: PC2700U 2.5-3-3-7
Date of Manufacture: Thursday, 24 June, 2004
Set Timing @ 167MHz: 2.5-3-3-7
Set Timing @ 133MHz: 2.0-2-2-6

< Memory Module 3 >
Manufacturer: Kingston
Model: K
Serial Number: 8A03873C
Type: 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Technology: 16x(32Mx8)
Speed: PC2700U 2.5-3-3-7
Date of Manufacture: Thursday, 24 June, 2004
Set Timing @ 167MHz: 2.5-3-3-7
Set Timing @ 133MHz: 2.0-2-2-6

< Memory Module 4 >
Manufacturer: Kingston
Model: K
Serial Number: 8A03873C
Type: 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Technology: 16x(32Mx8)
Speed: PC2700U 2.5-3-3-7
Date of Manufacture: Thursday, 24 June, 2004
Set Timing @ 167MHz: 2.5-3-3-7
Set Timing @ 133MHz: 2.0-2-2-6


< Temperature Sensor(s) >
Board Temperature: 42.0°C / 107.6°F
CPU Temperature: 48.0°C / 118.4°F

< Cooling Device(s) >
Auto Fan Speed Control: No
Chassis Fan Speed: 2637rpm




< Performance Tips >
Notice 224: SMBIOS/DMI information may be
inaccurate.
Tip 2511: Some memory slots are free so the
memory can
be easily upgraded.
Warning 100: Large memory sizes should be made
of
Registered/Buffered memory.
Tip 2546: Large memory modules should be
ECC/Parity.
Warning 2523: Memory bus speed exceeds memory
rated speed.
Reduce memory bus speed.
Tip 2: Double-click tip or press Enter
while a tip
is selected for more information
about the
tip.
 
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K

kony

I have a ASUS mobo A7v600-X with an AMD XP 2500+ running at 1467 MHz.
The BIOS says the CPU frequency multiple = 11.0x
CPU external freq. is 133/33
BIOS is Award ACPI BIOS revision 1009

Would it be a good idea to use the processor at a higher frequency, to
utilize it more effectively ? In a standard cooling situation, it
should be able to do 2 GHz, would it not ?

Your system is not configured correctly.
Above it reads "133/33", go into your bios and change that
to "166/33". Your CPU is underclocked, not running at
XP2500 speed right now.

Yes if you had a good heatsink, you could run it at higher
than 2GHz, but for the time being, try running it at the
normal speed it was supposed to be at. 11 x 166.66= 1833
MHz

I do not want to do kinky cooling things (It has a regular CPU fan and
heatsink. The reported temperature seems real reasonable. The air
coming from the heatsing is 40 Celsius, I measured with a thermometer,
even with ambient near 35 C.

Set the CPU FSB to 166

Set the memory bus to 166

Check it with Memtest86+ for a few hours before booting the
OS. If windows OS, check the CPU stability by running
Prime95's Torture Test for another few hours.
 
O

Osiris

Your system is not configured correctly.
Above it reads "133/33", go into your bios and change that
to "166/33". Your CPU is underclocked, not running at
XP2500 speed right now.

Yes if you had a good heatsink, you could run it at higher
than 2GHz, but for the time being, try running it at the
normal speed it was supposed to be at. 11 x 166.66= 1833
MHz



Set the CPU FSB to 166

Set the memory bus to 166

Check it with Memtest86+ for a few hours before booting the
OS. If windows OS, check the CPU stability by running
Prime95's Torture Test for another few hours.


did it and it seems to work ok. temp may be 3 celsius higher... but
that's ok...
 
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