Re: phoenix bios upgrade

Re: phoenix bios upgrade


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Posted by buck on June 10, 2001 at 20:41:10:

In Reply to: Re: phoenix bios upgrade posted by Henry on June 10, 2001 at 19:22:19:

: : : : 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

: : Thanks Henry

: : Belarc says the motherboard is Trigem/cognac 19990723 mat no. 109931 No manual I have tried many links but have not found a manual yet. I do have a C700 already. I have installed it but it's not recognized ( Turn power on and the fan runs but no power light or hard drive light). In the bios currently there is no way to change the cpu setting. I think HP understood that I was going to change cpu's not overclock the 466. I got the impression that the motherboard would auto detect up to a C500MHz. No jumpers on the board.
: : On a lighter note I do no work with this computer.It is strictly for fun and or aggrevation:) I'm realy just playing around.The small computer shop where I purchased the C700 will take it back for store credit so maybe I'll get a new motherboard and build a PIII machine :) if I don't figure this out.

: : thanks again for your thoughts
: : buck
:
: I think your mainboard is also used in e-machines 566. e-machines overclockers at:
: http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/emachineupgraders

: Have Fun,
: Henry

Thanks again Henry
I followed that link and I think your right about the mobo.One of the links confirms what HP told me. As it is cofigured that mobo will auto detect up to C500MHz.Not sure I will bother with overclocking as this machine run nicely as it is. I also just ran across a nice little registry tweak for 98x/ME that speeds things up quite a bit.
thanks again for your effort

buck



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