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ASUS A7V Motherboard settings?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cthrash, May 21, 2001.

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  1. cthrash

    cthrash Thread Starter

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    Recently I upgraded to an ASUS A7V MB with an Athlon 850 chip. I selected "Jumper free" settings, and recently on bootup I have been getting a message sending me to the BIOS saying that my CPU Frequency settings are wrong. It has been set to "USer Define," CPU frequency 100 (It gives the option of setting it as high as 133, but I leave it at 100), and DRAM Freqency 133 (I have 256 MB of PC133).
    The motherboard tech people only (wearily) say that this board "often does that." But it does it about every 3d or 4th boot.
    I don't understand the multipliers, etc. Should the settings be changed? (I would have to change a jumper to "Jumper mode" to make any further changes.)
    Thanks.
     
  2. brianF

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    It must be a motherboard bug they can't work out.
    I would think if you went with jumpers the settings would hold rather than depending on the softmenu settings, but that's just an opinion. At least with the jumpers it is a hardware type setting rather than software.
     
  3. CopperWhat?

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    Have you checked the Asus site for bios updates or bug fixes? I agree with brianF on this one. Go with the manual jumpers.
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    Here's a download site for ASUS. <a href="http://www.asus.com/products/software1.html">http://www.asus.com/products/software1.html</a>
     
  5. cthrash

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    Thanks, guys. I flashed the BIOS for the latest one for my motherboard. It went o.k., but my USB external modem wouldn't work, and there were other glitches (it didn't want to close down). So I re-flashed the old BIOS. I could try changing to the jumper mode, but I don't really understand all the settings--for instance, the CPU "external frequency" (what's that?), the CPU Core:Bus Frequency Multiple (what's that?). The manual doesn't really explain all that...
    Thanks,
    Calvin
     
  6. brianF

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    Brian, Your references in your last post was a treasure trove for the ASUS A7V. I upgraded the drivers for the VIA chipset as the suggested, and have had no further trouble, even though I have the same BIOS as originally.
    Thanks again for digging that out for me.
    Calvin Thrash
     
  8. Whypick1

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    Well, if you're gonna go Jumpered mode, i can decipher that jargon.

    CPU: External Frequency = It's Front Side Bus, in your case, it'd be 100mhz, unless your overclocking.

    CPU Core: Bus Frequency Multiple = How much the CPU's FSB will be multiplied for your total mhz rating. In your case, it should be set at 8.5 (8.5*100mhz=850mhz)

    Also, if you come across something for DRAM:CPU ratio, it should be set to 4:3 since your RAM can run at 133mhz (if the wor order is flipped, then flip the ratio as well)

    [Edited by Whypick1 on 05-25-2001 at 08:33 PM]
     
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