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MoBo speed settings in BIOS

Q: MoBo speed settings in BIOS

Have an Elite MoBo K7S5A and the BIOS settings in CPU Pnp CPU speed show 2 settings i.e. 100Mhz/100Mhz, which can be changed to 100Mhz/133Mhz or 133Mhz/133Mhz.
I have an Athlon XP2000 cpu.with 512k SDRAM (2x256)
Q1. What does each setting relate to; Mem speed FSB speed Proc speed?
Q2. I have set the speed to 100/100 (the default form best perf)and it works fine but when I look in my sys Info it says my proc is 1.2 Mhz, when I set the speed to 133/133 it shows my proc as correctly as an XP2k cpu running at 1.6Mhz. But it hangs. What should it be set to.
Q3. The manual says that the MoBo is 200 or 266 FSB does this mean I can only use multiples. I ask as I am just putting together another machine with the same MoBo.

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let it take care of itself, it should find the speed alright
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A:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.
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A:Ami Bios or MOBO? Not even reaching Bios screen

Consider the PSU may have failed.
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A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

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A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

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A:BIOS settings grayed out, Login To BIOS as Administrator?

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A:Mobo not controlling fan speed?

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A:BIOS? HDD? Mobo? I know not...

It could be a number of things; the first thing I would try is checking all of the connections on your Hard Drive! That's one of the most common problems, they call it the three C's. Connections, connections, connections. Seeing as it is an ancient machine, how long has it been since you cleaned it out. (dust, gunk, etc....)

Second thing, you know the capacitors on the motherboard? Check to make sure that they aren't bulging, per the image attached.!.jpg

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As far as killing svchost.exe--as you found that doesn't have anything to do with your problem. From the mouth of wikipedia:

"In software Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) within the Microsoft Windows operating system. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services part of the registry to construct a list of services that it must load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services. Therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services permits better control and easier debugging, but it also causes some difficulty for end users wishing to see the memory usage or vendor legitimacy of individual services and processes. End users in Windows XP Professional (and derivatives, such as Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Media Center Edition) can run the following command at the system prompt to get a breakdown:

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Hopefully that helps for future reference.

As far as your hard drive goes, have you changed any of your hardware configuration? i.e. added a CD-ROM Drive or changed your slave/master configuration?

Your Hard Drive could simply be going bad as well! Do you have a spare Hard Drive that you could install Windows on and see if that one boots just fine?

You've done a good job of trying things to narrow it down--maybe we can narrow it down more and solve your (and now my) curiousity bug! :) Keep me posted!
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You need to do the "barebones" startup. Just the RAM, CPU with heat sink etc, and the monitor hooked up. If it works add components until you have a problem. It it doesn't work try the same thing with the MB out of the case on a non conductive surface. If it still doesn't work then you are left with trying to troubleshoot RAM, power supply, overheating or the motherboard.
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A:Help with Mobo Bios Update

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A:BIOS, HHD, or MoBo Issue????

I found this.

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A:Bios/ Mobo messed up, need help please

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A:Mobo BIOS problem

This IS a generalized guess, but more info from you may clarify?

First, what is the BIOS setting that you are changing, and FROM what value TO what value?

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A:I cant update my bios for my mobo!

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A:Power on MoBo & drives, nothing happens in BIOS

Possible a failed monitor or failed video graphics card. Replace with another to test.
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Its not a driver problem, yet.

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A:Renaming mobo BIOS files?

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I seem to remember some Asus mobo`s were faked, although I can`t remember when this was or what models were affected. whether this is the source of your problem I don`t know.

Run the free Everest programme from HERE and see what details it gives you for your mobo. Then, check the results with the Asus site.

The only other thing I can suggest is you RMA the board.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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