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OK guys help me out here. i picked up a cheap ($69) AMD Sempron 2500+ w/ mobo (ECS/Elite K7VTA3) combo from fry's the other day. now it's the family computer and doesn't need to be overclocked. today i threw in a 512 chip of ram, installed MM5 & cpuz. i realized that the processor is only running at 1.4GHz even though it's suppose to be @ 1.75GHz. in the bios i can't find/change the multiplier but i can change the FSB. it comes stock at 133 and maxes out at 165. now i need to go 166 to get to 1.75GHz. but when i put in 165 the computer won't boot, any suggestions? i got it up to 150 FSB (1575 MHz) so far and my temps are low... 37 C on the cpu and 21 C on the case at idle on the low cpu fan setting. so i got plenty of room to play with right? what's the point at which the temps are getting a little on the hot side?

the computer has AMD Sempron 2500+ cpu, ECS K7VTA3 mobo, 512mb pc2700 ram, volcano 7 fan, 32mb gfx card. please help me out guys. THANKS!!!!
 

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I think it dpends on which version he has! Ver 6 and below no go!

Elite K7VTA3 Ver 7

Special Features
  • Suspend to RAM (STR)
  • USB 2.0
  • PROMISE IDE RAID Controller (optional)
  • IEEE 1394 (optional)
  • Supports DDR333
  • Supports UltraDMA 133/100/66
Processor
  • AMD® Athlon XP / Athlon / Duron CPU
  • Socket A
  • 333 / 266 / 200MHz
Chipset
  • VIA® Apollo KT333 CF North Bridge
  • VIA® VT8235 South Bridge
Opps ver 8 also!
 

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Most boards will need a BIOS flash to correctly identify and run Sempron processors
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

Most boards will need a BIOS flash to correctly identify and run Sempron processors

this look like the right page?

edit: oops i meant this page:
http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/k7vta3_8x.html

btw on the price tag it says "ecs k7vta3 v.8c/6 mb"

...meaning version 8? so DL that new bios?
 

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damn i gotta go through all that boot disk crap? ah man this'll take a while. i got 6 boot disks. but WAIT.. the HD is partitioned, one side has windows 98 so should i just use the 98 boot disk to get the DOS prompt instead?
 

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once you have saved it once you dont need to again, just flash it straight out.
 

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Originally Posted by Denmor

when it gives you the option to save say no.

yeah i do then it just gives me the dos prompt ---> A:\\>

edit: btw when i get a prompt i type in

a:\\awd822a vxadv12f.bin
then i get into the flash utility window and it ask to save y/n?
if i hit "n" at the bottom of the screen it says "message: source file not found!"

so...?
 
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