Updating CPU in WinXP

By oddjob ยท 6 replies
Jul 1, 2003
  1. I updated mp cpu on a giga-byte 7DRX F10a MB from AMD tunderbird 1.4ghz to an AMD atlon xp 2200+. After correcting the dip switches i rebooted. Its a duel boot system with XP and Win98. Win98 works fine. WinXp crashes after the first logo page and reboots the system. I booted up XP in safe mode and found the driver for the CPU was still the old one for the tunderbird. So I updated only to find the K7 driver available. So I using 98 untill the situtation is resolved.

    save me from 98 please help
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Driver? there's no driver for CPU. You might try resetting your CMOS and setting up your BIOS again, or doing a XP install repair off the CD.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Let me get this straight - you upgrading your CPU but kept the same motherboard? And now it crashes every boot?
  5. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Microsoft Processor Driver Version 5.1.2600.1152
    To obtain the latest Processor driver, use the Scan for Updates feature in Windows Update. The Processor driver is listed in the Drivers Updates section after the scan is completed.

    PS: I too was rather surprised that the CPU requires a driver, but it seems that the driver is responsible for providing CPU feature support (e.g. AMD PowerNow!) in Windows XP.
  6. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    good job nic

    i too was thinking of staying with my same motherboard, but, upgrading my processor...........nice to know, when the time comes:grinthumb
  7. oddjob

    oddjob TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry all I figured out the prob. Basically I did no the correct muiltyplyer of voltage for the chip, The MB has a pile of Dip switches. So through trial and error I found one that worked given me an Athlon XP 2200+ on the bios readout. But Xp was not working than found out the setting was ment to be 133Mhz and the muilty set on auto which also gave me a reading of XP 2200+ on the bios but also no probs with winXp

    Thanks again everybody for your help

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