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Old December 14th 03, 02:17 PM
RickB
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Default How to run a Mobile Athlon in a desktop - and have a quiet system

I have seen many questions about running mobile Athlons on desktop systems.
I had to solve the same problem because I accidentally bought an Athlon
Mobile 2500 XP. So I could either return it, or figure out how to run it in
a desktop system. Here is what I discovered:



Most desktop BIOSes won't recognize the processor, although they run just
fine. However, the clock multiplier on the Mobile version runs differently.
My MSI motherboard was running this processor at 800mhz, using a multiplier
of 6 (133x6). This processor is made to run at 1.86ghz (14x133) with a
vcore of 1.4v. If your BIOS has a built in frequency adjuster, you're all
set. Just set the multiplier and you're good to go. I have 3 Athlon MBs in
house (MSI, DFI, and BioStar). Only the DFI had a multiplier adjustment
using a dip switch, but it only goes to 12.5.



I found a utility written by a Japanese student that works wonderfully. It
will let you change the multiplier and the vcore (if you can't via a
jumper). After making the adjustment, it allows you to create a shortcut on
the desktop with the adjustment. This just runs the utility in command line
mode. I verified the change using SiSoft Sandra, and it works to
perfection. I am now running the Mobile Athlon XP at 1.86Ghz with a vcore
of 1.4v. I have the processor fan turned down to about 1800rpm, so it is
almost silent. After running Sandra's processor benchmarks, the CPU never
got over 104F. That's very cool.



The utility is CrystalCPUID at http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en.



Hope this helps others.



RickB


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Old December 14th 03, 05:57 PM
HamMan
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"RickB" wrote in message
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I have seen many questions about running mobile Athlons on desktop

systems.
I had to solve the same problem because I accidentally bought an Athlon
Mobile 2500 XP. So I could either return it, or figure out how to run it

in
a desktop system. Here is what I discovered:



Most desktop BIOSes won't recognize the processor, although they run just
fine. However, the clock multiplier on the Mobile version runs

differently.
My MSI motherboard was running this processor at 800mhz, using a

multiplier
of 6 (133x6). This processor is made to run at 1.86ghz (14x133) with a
vcore of 1.4v. If your BIOS has a built in frequency adjuster, you're all
set. Just set the multiplier and you're good to go. I have 3 Athlon MBs

in
house (MSI, DFI, and BioStar). Only the DFI had a multiplier adjustment
using a dip switch, but it only goes to 12.5.



I found a utility written by a Japanese student that works wonderfully.

It
will let you change the multiplier and the vcore (if you can't via a
jumper). After making the adjustment, it allows you to create a shortcut

on
the desktop with the adjustment. This just runs the utility in command

line
mode. I verified the change using SiSoft Sandra, and it works to
perfection. I am now running the Mobile Athlon XP at 1.86Ghz with a vcore
of 1.4v. I have the processor fan turned down to about 1800rpm, so it is
almost silent. After running Sandra's processor benchmarks, the CPU never
got over 104F. That's very cool.



The utility is CrystalCPUID at http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en.



Hope this helps others.



RickB



The thing is, mobile CPU's require advanced voltage regualtors to stop the
thing from frying when it clocks down.
Another thing is, the way the AMD powernow! features work are to change the
FSB, and according to various CPU info apps, my 2500+ AthXP-M has a FSB of
about 800MHZ with a multiplier from about 1-3x


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Old December 17th 03, 01:02 AM
Markoff.tk
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"RickB" píše v diskusním příspěvku
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The utility is CrystalCPUID at http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en.

There is another utility too on address
http://www.cpuheat.wz.cz/

look for CPUMSR
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