More MHz to the rescue

Man am I a doofus. I bought this new system a couple months ago, and tonight I just got it running at the right speed. It was one of those package deals from Tiger Direct, including an Athlon XP 3000+. I was lazy during assembly and didn’t notice the default motherboard settings. With the advent of the jumperless configuration, I’ve grown accustomed to setting speeds within the BIOS. The speed the computer displayed seemed somewhat slow for the processor, but since it was still faster and better than the last machine I never bothered to take care of it. Tonight I finally decided to check and whaddya know? I’ve been running with the default 133 bus instead of 166. We’ll see how much faster that takes me once the 13x multiplier is done with it.

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