Solved AMD XP 3000 only running at 1733 MHz

December 14, 2011 at 09:39:52
Specs: Windows 7
Asus A7V8X-X motherboard with AMD Athlon XP 3000+ processor. In computer properties, it shows up as a 3000+ but in BIOS if I set it to 2167MHz it hangs and won't boot. I've played around with the multiplier, trying 10.5 x 200 and 13.5 x 166. No luck. I have 3 1Gb memory cards rated at 400.

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December 15, 2011 at 09:03:31
There are no jumpers related to the FSB, mulitpliers, etc on that board. Everything is configured thru the BIOS. Are you sure you have the heatsink installed correctly (not backwards) & used the proper amount of thermal paste on the CPU core?

http://www.targetpcinc.com/dhtml/im...

http://www.arcticsilver.com/PDF/app...



#1
December 14, 2011 at 10:21:05
More than likely the CPU multiplier is locked, so changing the setting will either have no effect or make the system unbootable. The proper clock settings for your CPU are 13 x 166MHz (333MHz FSB). Make sure you're running the latest BIOS version - either 1013 or 1014.002 Beta. And you should clock your RAM to match the CPU (aka 1:1 ratio). So even though you have DDR400, you should be running it as DDR333.

Here's the motherboard manual:

http://dlsvr04.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb...


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#2
December 14, 2011 at 12:23:56
Thank you very much for your quick answer. I downloaded 1014.002 BIOS and flashed from a floppy. I set the cpu speed at 2167 (now a 2600MHz appeared in the menu (must be for the 3200+?) and multiplier at 13x 166MHz. It was the first time that it booted into the OS with the 2167 setting! Then I clicked the start button, right-clicked on computer properties...and the pc went out. I tried also bringing the core from 1.65 OV to 1.75, but that didn't help. I also tried forcing memory to 333 (DANE-ELEC D1D400-064283NG PC3200U-3033-B 1GB MEMORY x 3 ) but that was worse - then it went out before booting could proceed. I put that back to auto and it at least makes it to the Windows XP screen and the cursor arrow before going out. Are there other settings that might be a factor?

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#3
December 14, 2011 at 12:38:31
I made an AIDA64 summary report:
--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702 (IE 8.0)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name
User Name
Logon Domain
Date / Time 2002-01-01 / 00:26

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1725 MHz (13 x 133)
Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-X (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT400
System Memory 3072 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
DIMM1: Dane-Elec D1D400-064283N 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM2: Dane-Elec D1D400-064283N 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM3: Dane-Elec D1D400-064283N 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
BIOS Type Award Modular (06/23/05)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON X1600 Series Secondary (256 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON X1600 Series (256 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X1600 Pro (RV530)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1980 @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-Fi XtremeMusic/Platinum Sound Card

Storage:
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Multi Flash Reader USB Device (1886 MB, USB)
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SP2514N (250 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S222A (DVD+R9:16x, DVD-R9:12x, DVD+RW:22x/8x, DVD-RW:22x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 232.9 GB (215.8 GB free)
Total Size 232.9 GB (215.8 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Port Mouse (IntelliPoint)

Network:
Primary IP Address 192.168.0.3
Primary MAC Address Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.0.3)

Peripherals:
Printer Adobe PDF
Printer EPSON SX125 Series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Infrared Controller Infrared Port
USB1 Controller VIA Vectro VT6202 PCI-USB Universal Host Controller
USB1 Controller VIA Vectro VT6202 PCI-USB Universal Host Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT8235 USB Universal Host Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT8235 USB Universal Host Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT8235 USB Universal Host Controller
USB2 Controller VIA Vectro VT6202 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB2 Controller VIA VT8235 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Award Software, Inc.
DMI BIOS Version ASUS A7V8X-X ACPI BIOS Revision 1014 Beta 002
DMI System Manufacturer System Manufacturer
DMI System Product System Name
DMI System Version System Version
DMI System Serial Number SYS-1234567890
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
DMI Motherboard Product A7V8X-X
DMI Motherboard Version REV 1.xx
DMI Motherboard Serial Number xxxxxxxxxxx
DMI Chassis Manufacturer Chassis Manufacture
DMI Chassis Version Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number Chassis Serial Number
DMI Chassis Asset Tag Asset-1234567890
DMI Chassis Type Tower
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 3 / 0


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#4
December 14, 2011 at 17:18:48
Are you sure you don't have a Sempron 3000+? See the link below.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K7/AM...


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#5
December 14, 2011 at 21:49:51
I'm sure. It's AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2,2GHz 512KB FSB 333 BARTON AXDA3000DKV4D Sockel A / 462'

I have a photo but I don't see anywhere here to upload.


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#6
December 15, 2011 at 04:47:46
No need to upload. If the number above is on the processor is thee correct part number Athlon XP 3000+.

What is the history of that processor? Did you ever have it running at the correct speed?

Did you try auto after flashing the BIOS?


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#7
December 15, 2011 at 08:53:00
A friend gave me the processor - he said it was working when he last used it.
I did have it, as I said, operating at the right speed for maybe 45 seconds when it booted into the OS with the 2126MHz settings, but as soon as I clicked, the os first hung, then the machine powered down. Yes I did try auto after flashing. That in itself would rule out jumper problems, if I'm not mistaken.

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#8
December 15, 2011 at 09:03:31
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There are no jumpers related to the FSB, mulitpliers, etc on that board. Everything is configured thru the BIOS. Are you sure you have the heatsink installed correctly (not backwards) & used the proper amount of thermal paste on the CPU core?

http://www.targetpcinc.com/dhtml/im...

http://www.arcticsilver.com/PDF/app...


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#9
December 15, 2011 at 09:31:51
Hmmm, I used a Coolermaster Sockel AMD A 462 370 CPU Lüfter bis 3200XP fan Kühler http://www.ebay.com/itm/36040629183...

There is no step in that one as you can see from the photo in the link and I used loads of thermal paste (an entire tiny tube - the kind that's often packed with processors).
...but I didn't go through all the steps described in your links, so I will try cleaning, tinting, repasting and remounting to see if that changes anything.


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#10
December 15, 2011 at 09:48:30
"an entire tiny tube"

YIKES! There's your problem! All you needed was a tiny dab about the size of a grain of rice, spread thinly & evenly over the CPU core ONLY. The core is the small rectangle in the center of the CPU substrate.

http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuim...


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#11
December 15, 2011 at 12:00:28
So it seems I dissapated too much heat? No matter what I think I know, I'm always forgetting something important. Thanks for pointing out what should have been obvious, except I'm one neuron short of a synapse! One taco short of a fiesta so to speak. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks again.

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#12
December 15, 2011 at 12:19:20
"So it seems I dissapated too much heat?"

No. By using too much paste, it's acting as an insulator & it's preventing the heat from the CPU to pass into the heatsink. The CPU is getting too hot & the motherboard's thermal protection feature is kicking in. Luckily your board has that feature & it's enabled - if it wasn't, the CPU would have fried.


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#13
December 17, 2011 at 06:59:58
Well, I cleaned it all with alcohol, applied the paste correctly and voila!!!
It runs now at 2167MHz and shows as AMD XP3000+

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2154 MHz (13 x 166)
Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-X (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT400
System Memory 3072 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
DIMM1: Dane-Elec D1D400-064283N 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM2: Dane-Elec D1D400-064283N 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM3: Dane-Elec D1D400-064283N 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133

I did have to set the DDR RAM manually to 333MHz or the machine wouldn't boot.
...and, btw, for the sake of others who might find themselves with the same problem...I did find that I had mounted the heatsink backwards.

Thank you so very much for your help riider!


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#14
December 17, 2011 at 08:33:39
You're most welcome. Glad you got it sorted out.

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#15
December 18, 2011 at 03:51:55
I don't believe this, but after everything yesterday worked perfectly, today I started the machine to find hard drive/boot failure. I tried so far 2 other drives with the same result. Can this be anything other than a defect in the motherboard? And should I start a new thread to ask about this?

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#16
December 18, 2011 at 09:02:35
A new thread would be appropriate.

Boot failure does not mean your motherboard has failed. It simply means the target drive is not bootable. If you tried two other drives that were not configured to boot on your existing system it is understandable they won't boot.

Verify you have not changed the hard drive order in the BIOS settings and the you did not change the selection for AHCI, IDE mode, etc.

If all appears to be OK and you still can't boot then I suggest you perform a Windows 7 repair.

See the link below for more on repair.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...


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