New Build Bios Questions

By EchoSavior
Feb 17, 2010
  1. Hello I'm new to the forums so forgive me if I've posted in the wrong area or done anything wrong for now.

    I recently built a new computer and definitely need help with the bios and stuff.
    my techie level isnt great but i learn quick and know alot.

    build is:

    Biostar MCP6p M2+
    AMD Athlon II x2 255
    160gb hard drive with Windows Xp media center edition
    EVGA Geforce 210 512mb DDR2
    kingston DDR2 ram sticks x2 both are 1 gb
    and HP dvd 1270i

    to begin, *rubs tired face* the bios says when I start up warning! now in safe mode please re-setting cpu frequency in CMOS setup. also I have 1066 speed ram and the processor is duo core and is 3.1ghz 2mb cache
    The CD that came with the motherboard that had drivers and utilities, wouldnt run normally, so I had to go into "explore" cd that was in my cd drive and find the files that would make this run on Windowss xp 32bit so far I have done this. But I feel as the settings in bios could be alot better, no idea what alot of it means. also the graphics card doesnt always boot up and I just switched to onboard graphics again. The card is good and the slot is good. if you need any additional info let me know
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    download this Biostar MCP6p M2+ manual or look at the manual that came with your motherboard

    now under Performance Booster Zone do this
    CPU VID Control - Default
    CHIP VID Control - Default
    HT Voltage Control - Default
    NPT Vid control - Auto
    Memory Voltage - leave as is
    NPT Fid control - Auto
    CPU Frequency - 200
    PCIE Clock - 100mgz
    K8<->NB HT Speed - Auto
    K8<->NB HT Width - Auto

    now under DRAM Configuration do this
    Timing Mode - Auto
    Memory Clock value or Limit - DDR1066, if this doesnt work then DDR 800
    the rest leave as is

    also what kind of power supply do you have
  3. EchoSavior

    EchoSavior TS Rookie Topic Starter


    that seemed to do the trick runs great now, also it's a raidmax case, model name: smilodon. it has a 500w power supply
  4. khorne105

    khorne105 TS Rookie

    Conter Strike Source

    I installed the game on my computer, verified my email but I am unable to start the game. It seems as if it is not registered that I have purchased and installed the game - the Steam store wants me to by the game! Any tips?
  5. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    sign into steam and at the bottem you will see "add game" or something like that. here enter your key code that came with Conter Strike Source box. it should be on the back side of the manual
  6. khorne105

    khorne105 TS Rookie

    I can only see: News, Friends, Support, Settings and Servers.
  7. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    on first you have to be on the game tab at the top, im using the new steam UI beta
  8. khorne105

    khorne105 TS Rookie

    I cant find out.
    I should contact the support.
  9. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    1. Load Steam and go to the My games tab.
    2. Click the Activate a product on Steam... button located in the lower left of the games menu and follow the onscreen instructions.
  10. khorne105

    khorne105 TS Rookie

    wich key code should I use?
  11. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    # Valve CD Keys in this format: ####-#####-####
    # Valve CD Keys in this format: 1AB2C-D3FGH-456I7-JK8LM-NOP9Q
  12. khorne105

    khorne105 TS Rookie

    it sais that it is not valid
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