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First post, by kolderman

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I though I would try out an Athlon XP-M cpu I have had lying around for a while. The main interest in how slow it can go using setmul.

However, when I try and use setmul to change the multiplier, the system locks up. Setmul detects it as a K7 at the correct current mult/freq.

Is it supposed to work?

Reply 1 of 12, by BitWrangler

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What motherboard/chipset/bios version ??

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Reply 2 of 12, by luk1999

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What motherboard do you use? Have you tried another apps to set multiplier (eg wcpuid)?

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Reply 4 of 12, by BitWrangler

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According to a page on fab51, which I can only get at with googles cache at the moment, (horrendous url alert) ...
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search? … n&ct=clnk&gl=ca
That board has been confirmed to work but boots at maximum mobile multiplier. A genuine mobile chip has it's max multi pegged at it's rated speed and it locked from going higher, whereas a mobile modded desktop chip may have it floating at 24x so this board might have problems booting one unless it had it's mobile multi capped.

So the question is, were you trying to set a higher multi? (unpossible) or a lower one? (shoulda oughta worked)

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Reply 6 of 12, by BitWrangler

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Hmm I don't know if I've seen ppl set them lower than 5 or 6, but not sure if that's a hard limit on the CPU or just because motherboards/chipsets never expected to see any athlon or duron slower than 550 or 600 Mhz.

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Reply 7 of 12, by kolderman

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The mobo is revision 2, the bios is W6378MS V1.8 121801. There are not rev2 bios updates on the MSI website, just pbi 3.1.

I tried going to 5x, same problem. This is where it locks up (image). I will try wcpuid. Are there other tools besides?

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Reply 9 of 12, by BitWrangler

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There's another oldie that might work on windows, https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/gcpuid.html

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Reply 11 of 12, by luk1999

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BIOS probably doesn't support Mobile Athlons.
If you have another motherboard (preferably something with VIA KT400/600 or SiS 746/748, ASRock is a good choice for playing with mobile CPUs) then you can test your XP-M on it.

Pentium 4 2400 + ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe + 2 GB RAM + GF FX5700 128 MB AGP + SB Audigy + Tagan TG330-U01 + Win XP SP2
Duron 1000 + Soltek SL-75DRV4 + 256 MB RAM + Voodoo 3 2000 16 MB AGP + FM801 + FSP 400-60PFN + Win 98SE