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Can anyone help me with this? I have searched tirelessly online to find a solution to no avail. I have an Asus A7V400-MX motherboard with an AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (333fsb) Thouroughbred core and PC2700 ddr ram. According to Asus I should set the dipswitches to be set at 166.67 in order to work. When I do it tells me I have a 1916mhz Sempron. So I played and found when they are set at 133.33 it tells me a have an Athlon XP 2000+. I have tried all sorts of dipswitch configurations, but with no luck. I have come up with it recognizing it as several different processors except the one I have. I did check the CPU and make sure on AMD's website that it was in fact a 2600+ 333fsb and it was. I have also checked and my motherboards BIOS came with the latest BIOS version available. Anyone know of anything else I can do here? Am I missing something? I have built several computers over the years and never had this much trouble... it is driving me nuts!!!
 

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did you try bumping up your ram voltage a touch ?????

example / instead of 2.75 try 2.85


how does it fly with auto config jumper activated ?????



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Tried adjusting voltage etc... no success

Still telling me I have a 1916mhz Sempron installed instead of an XP 2600+.... I ran into a couple of threads around the net yesterday where a few people had similar problems trying to get this motherboard to recognize their CPU correctly. One guy even went and exchanged it twice considering it may be the motherboard but had the same result each time. Any other ideas before I have to go out and buy another motherboard? That may be a while since I am about flat broke at the moment. LOL
 

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hello TX:

did you try clearing your cmos ????????

unplug your computer from electical wall socket (very important step)
remove the cmos battery (shiny watch like looking battry on the mobo)
let sit for 30 minutes then reverse the process)
after reboot /set bios to restore defaults / then save and exit
reboot

you may need to reestablish your bios settings if you using sata drives or raid as the restore defaults will change them ???????

let u sknow how you progress


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Reset BIOS, removed all non critical parts

Went down to bare basics using onboard video etc... disconnected anything else not needed and reset BIOS. No cards, nada and the same damn thing again. Will only recognize it as a Sempron 1916mhz with 333... sigh... I just think this motherboard has some issues. I found some other people who were unable to make it work even after returning for another one. Even though it is supposed to have full support for all XP processors 1ghz and up, I do believe there is a glitch in recognition of some processors. I also noticed AMD did not have this board listed anywhere on there site for any of their processors. Basically I am out... may just try to install another processor (maybe a Sempron 1916mhz processor! LOL) and sell the damn thing to a friend or something... I am at a loss. I have tried all the crap my little brain could dream up to solve this issue short of a sledgehammer. :4-dontkno Thanks for trying.
 
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