Why you can't upgraded


I upgraded my processor from amd xp 2000, to amd xp 2600. And when i checked my system properties it said i was clocked at 1.25 Ghs and the 2600 is a 2.13 Ghz processor.... Then i went into bios and changed my fsb from 100 Mhz to 280 Mhz, because amd 2600+ processor is 333Mhz fsb..(my bios only gave me the option of going to 280Mhz). I thought this might make my processor clock at a higher rate, but when i rebooted i got nothing. My cd-rom, fans, and cd-roms would turn on but my monitor wouldn't.. I mean no beeps, no message screens, nothing....

So my question is how do i fix this , What did i do wrong, And how do i get back into bios?!

Is there a way of reseting bios on the mother board.

And if this helps my ram is 384 MB of 2100 ddr Memory(266Mhz Clock speed). But i dont know how that would prevent me from booting up.

Also my mother board supports up to 3200+ amd processor.

Please Help!


This question was answered on November 12, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

DDR Ram is double data rate.

266 MHz rating needs a clock speed of 133.

Highly unlikely to run with 280 (=560 DDR)...

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 12, 2004