|good evening. here's the thing people. I got my very first help here on an older machine, older than the old ones i usually work on lol :) |
recapping : it's a p5mvp3 mobo, with a lucky tech bios chip. i had made this pc (using a amd k6-2 350AFR about a month and some ago) for the coolest little 7yr old boy on my block. he's always looking out for my 5 yr old and .. he's just the kind of kid that people like.
his dad called me today all happy, telling me he has a much faster cpu and that he'd want me to do the swap. i agreed, and i've been messing with this thing for three hours. it's a AMD K6-2+/500 ACZ, and i thought i'd just pop it in instead of the old one and i'd be done. not the case.
-boots fine, but shows me the craziest values on post, for the mhz. anywhere from 40mhz to 60mhz :)) what the hell ? am i missing the best multiplier/fsb setting? i've raised the voltage to 2.2, afraid to go any higher just yet, and don't see a reason to. these run on 2V. is this a bios issue ?
this is from the manual : "Specification
VIA Apllo VP3/MVP3 dual Design AGP/PCIset chipset
Intel Pentium Processor , Pentium Processor with MMX
technology , AMD K5/K6 , Cyrix 6x86L/6x86MX & idt C6
operating at 120~500MHZ with 321 ZIF socket 7 provides
scalability to accept faster Processors in the future .
help, i'm attaching the manual again :)
I always say it's best to doublecheck.