Re: phoenix bios upgrade

Re: phoenix bios upgrade


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Posted by Henry on June 10, 2001 at 15:00:30:

In Reply to: phoenix bios upgrade posted by buck on June 10, 2001 at 09:22:34:

: Hi
: I currently have an HP 6535 Pavilion with 810 chipset, Phoenix bios core version 4.06, bios revision 1.04 9/04/99. I would like to change my cpu from a 466MHz @66MHz celeron to a 700MHz @66MHz celeron. HP tech says the fastest I can go is 500MHz and won't say any more than that because they consider it overclocking.
: Is there an upgrade that would allow me to do this.
: thanks for any replies
: buck

Sounds like HP wasn't very helpful. Do you know or can you find out WHO made your mainboard (possibly Intel) and look there for clues and maybe even a BIOS update that will work. Unicore can make a custom BIOS for you (expensive). Do you have a mainboard manual? Get one if you don't. The BIOS may provide all the support yoou need except possibly would display the CPU speed wrong (use a CPU speed checker, don't believe the BIOS). Does the BIOS autoconfigure the CPU? If so, you may be stuck at 500 even with a 700 CPU. If you can set FSB frequency and clock multiplier with jumpers or BIOS override you may be able to get some more speed.

I assumed you were planning to get a faster CPU, if so did the HP guy understand that or did he think you intended to speed things up? Try another HP Tech.

If planning to speed up your C466 I suggest that you search for overclock (and variations) on the internet. Some folks are doing some interesting work - and Celeron is fairly easily overclocked I hear.

Good Luck,
Henry




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