Originally Posted by Stampede
I have two questions about this processor:
1. I have read the post about max temps, and it seems that this thing can handle up to 90C. However is it normal to be running at 63C idle and 71C while at playing Guild wars?
2. My bios swear that my processor is a AMD 1800+, but both windows and linux tell me it's a AMD duron 1.2Ghz. The processor fan I have that was with the board says 1800+ perhaps the processor has been changed on me? But wouldn't the bios know?
Thanks in advance
Right, as for the temperatures, there fine. They could do to be a bit lower, but it's well within it's limits.
To answer your second point, this is simply because your "Duron" could actually be a Throughbred Athlon XP, but with half the cache disabled. These were released known as Applebread cores. Simply, AMD had loads of throughbred cores left over on the switch to Barton and had to fill the gap in the low-end market - so turned them into Applebreds and released them as Durons. I'm not sure if they made a 1.2GHz verson but I'm guessing perhaps you have your FSB speed set wrongly at 200MHz instead of 266MHz, which would give you a CPU clock of 1.6GHz which would be a speed of a Applebred Duron.
If your CPU voltage is 1.75V, then it's a "Morgan" core Duron so leave the FSB at 200MHz. If the core voltage is 1.5V, then it definately is a Applebred so upp the FSB to 266MHz and enjoy the real CPU speed of 1.6GHz. Note, there is a very siginifiant performance difference between the Applebred Durons and other Durons. Basically it's a calmed down Athlon XP, but with all the bells and whistles including the "XP" series enhancements and instruction sets.