That is some good detailed info. Thanks. The problem is when I set the multiplier for anything higher than 11X it simply does not start up. Instead I get the two CDROM lights to intermittenly change but no boot up. Here's the exact setup procedure that gets me where I am today. Using the Asus handbook for the A7S333 MB for guidance, I set the JEN switch to jumper 2-3 which allows me to be in the "Jumper Free" Mode. I ensure that ALL my Dipswitches are set to "OFF", I then go to my BIOS, which is updated to latest BIOS version of 1006, and set my CPU to Manual. Then I set my FSB speed to 166/42(the highest available selection) and my multiplier to 11.0x (will not work in any other multiplier) and leave my RAM setttings at normal speed for latency and so on..... But this only produces a speed of about 1,825Mhz..
So obviously, I'm doing something wrong.
and by the way, I know for a fact now my CPU is an Athlon 2800+. Thanks for the info and maybe someone out there can help.. LOL I'm an IT person and right now I'm feeling pretty much like I'm out of my element here....
Edited by chrisban35, 25 August 2005 - 11:18 AM.