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CPU problems / what CPU do I have?

By DjKraid
May 26, 2010
  1. Hi!

    So I just began to use my other computer, and at the same time I upgraded it a bit.
    I changed the CPU from a "AMD Duron @1.2GHz (DHD1600LV1C)" to a "AMD Athlon AXDA2400DKV3C" so I googled it and all the sites that I can find says that the "new" athlon should be at 2GHz (133, x15) but its speed is 1.5GHz (by default/auto). But that's not all, all the sites says that it's a "2400+" but the BIOS says it's a "1800+".

    If I try to change the FSB and the multipler it won't boot...

    So what is the speed, or what should it be? -how much can i OC it (I don't have stock cooling)? -or is there something that I should change on the mobo? -the old Duron CPU was OC:ed to 1.6GHz

    Other System Specs:
    MoBo: MSI MS-6712 Ver:10A, KT4AV
    CPU: AXDA2400DKV3C
    RAM: 2x 1Gb & 1x 256Mb, Kingston, 333MHz
    Grapchics: ATI Radeon 7000, AGB, 32Mb
    HDD: 30Gb IDE, more coming soon
    Other cards:
    IDE-controller card (2xIDE, PCI)
    GB LAN (TP-Link, PCI)
    USB PCI (5xUSB 2,0)
    1394 PCI (3x 1394)
     

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  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Install CPU-Z. It should be able to give you the required information.
     
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 537   +21

    Yeah....it says 1800+ but why does every web site that and review say its a 2400+?

    (attached a screen shot to the original post)
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Is this model number (AXDA2400DKV3C) stamped on the processor itself?
     
  5. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 537   +21

    yep, thats where i got it from, and when I google that all the results say "...2400+..." and/or 2GHz or 1.93GHz
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    The number 2400 is in part of the model number itself so that's seems reasonable. I wonder if the CPU is mislabeled. Maybe you can write to AMD and inquire about it.
     
  7. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 537   +21

    Yes it could be mislabeled, this wouldn't be the first time... :/
    anyway...how much do you think I could Oc it..? :)
     
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    That's difficult to say. Read some of the guides online. Increase FSB in small steps till you start having problems. Keep an eye on the temperatures and don't put in too much volts.
     
  9. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 537   +21

    #Ritwik7 - Yep but when I even change the multipler from Auto to x15 it won't boot...so I'm stuck...

    #Mcain310 - ....well good for you...
     
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157





    another brilliant post by ' im trying to sell my computer on Techspot!
     
  11. paulgr8guy

    paulgr8guy TS Rookie

    Processor switch?

    I am having a dilemna. I had an AMD 965 Black in an old motherboard and it was registering on Windows as such, running at 3.6, which is the stock speed. I just installed it in a new motherboard and now Windows registers it as an AMD 940 running at 3.0. I don't get this???

    Any help?
     
  12. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 537   +21

    try to update bios? -is the cpu fully supported by the modo?

    I had the same problem once with a Pentium D @2.66GHz but the mobo said it was a Celeron D...but anyway...I took the Pentium D CPU and tested it on my friends computer and it worked just fine so I googled for a CPU support list and the Pentium was not supported by my mobo...
     
  13. paulgr8guy

    paulgr8guy TS Rookie

    Will have to check. Was building the new system for a friend at 1:30 a.m., so will have to test it today after work.
     
  14. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 537   +21

    :)
    ...and if you can't find anything wrong you could just "oc" it to 3.6GHz
     
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