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CPU Setting??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by elli5on, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. elli5on

    elli5on Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi all, just wondered... If using an Athlon 3700+ san diego single core processor, what multiplier setting would i need to set in the BIOS?? would it not state this on the box provided(or manual) supplied with the CPU??

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  2. Nelix
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    Do you know the speed of your Front Side Bus

    Fsb x Multiplier = CPU Speed

    Have a look at this link as it shows the multiplier as 11

    http://www.bleedinedge.com/reviews/processor_reviews/3700sd/3700_San-Diego_02.html
     
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  3. elli5on

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    I have no idea what the speed of the front side bus, Im trying to find a website with the details on at the moment.
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    Most modern motherboards will set the multiplier automaticaly.

    Harry.
     
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  5. elli5on

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    I take it when you say that, when i first boot the system from a fresh build i would go into the BIOS setting and load optimised defaults?? Does this option automatically detect the basic settings required to run the system smoothly? Will it pick up the hard disk and DVD+RW automatically too??

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  6. hbroomhall

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    It may.

    Basicaly most BIOSes - out of the box - are set to do the multiplier automaticaly, get the info on drives automaticaly and many other things. Only go into the BIOS if :
    1) The machine seems to be flakey
    2) Some of the defaults don't suit (e.g. drive boot order)
    3) You need to because of known issues with things like memory CAS timings.

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  7. elli5on

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    It is a fresh build, never been started before. Im going to put it all together this evening, and wouldnt want to make a pigs ear of it all.... I know how to put all the bits together, what jumper settings i require on the MOBO etc etc, Its just the BIOS that seems to puzzle me slightly.

    So let me get this right, First boot- go into BIOS- Load optimised defaults save and EXIT.

    2nd Boot, allow load up etc etc, and install windows onto the hard drive as usual with the start up from cd rom drive option. INstall windows, use Driver cd supplied with motherboard to install appropriate drivers.

    One thing with the drivers, i have been told not to install Nvidia firewall as this causes some kind of conflict when using the internet.
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

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    These should already be set, hence the term default :D .
     
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  9. hbroomhall

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    No - just boot. Only use the optimised defaults if you know it won't cause problems.
    I always use Zonealarm. Not heard of any probs with Nvidia firewall - but then I'd not heard of it at all.

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  10. elli5on

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    Ive downloaded zonealarm from a seperate computer but not installed it, and then put the installation of it onto a disk. Same with AVG free edition anti virus as well.

    So just boot from normal, do not use the BIOS.... Sounds good to me.

    As for the timings for the RAM, i have no idea what these timings would need to be. Although the motherboard im going to be using is very good for overclocking utilities.
     
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  11. hbroomhall

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    Hm - something about this has just rung an alarm.

    What motherboard? And what type drives? And what OS?

    If SATA and XP, and you are booting from SATA then you will need the driver floppy for the SATA controller, and add that *during* the initial setup when it asks for extra drivers.

    This is because XP out of the box does not support SATA booting.

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  12. Baba O'Riley

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    Which drivers do you mean? Is not the whole point of a firewall to cause conflicts when using the Internet? Or do you mean resource conflicts?
     
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  13. elli5on

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    To be honest, i couldnt really tell you the exact problems with the conflict. I read it on www.dfi-street.com whilst browsing through the threads.

    Anyone used a DFI lanparty ultra-d motherboard before?? Its the first one i have ever bought, heard there meant to be pretty good
     
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  14. Baba O'Riley

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    True, but some motherboards (like mine) with integrated SATA contollers present the drives as plain vanilla IDE drives so this isn't a problem.
     
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    NO sata's are being used over here, all IDE components.

    So i should not have any problems with this then?
     
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    Operating system is Windows XP PRO
     
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  17. hbroomhall

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    I seem to remember an extended thread revolving round one of those on this forum a month or so back....

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    Ah - found it - and it was you! :biggrin

    Did you manage to get a readable motherboard CD then?

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    Yeh the CD that i had originally was perfectly fine. To open it up and have a look at the driver i right clicked on the Disk in my computer and went into properties, this bought all the information up that was on the CD
     
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