Don't ask how to over-clock.
#32001 by epb205
Tue May 24, 2005 2:01 am
I have an old socket A Matsonic board: MS8127C+. Here is the BIOS information:

BIOS Date: 01/18/02
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 01/18/2002-8363-686-MS8127CC-00
OEM Sign-On: MS8127C series 01/18/2002
Chipset: VIA 82C305 rev 3
Superio: VIA 686 rev 64 found at port 7h
CPU Type: Unknown CPU Type
CPU Speed: 1800 Mhz
CPU Max: 500 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 128 MB
Memory Maximum: 512 MB

I found a BIOS update on the Matsonic web site and ran BIOS Agent again. It now says:

BIOS Date: 09/04/02
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 09/04/2002-8363-686-K7VZAC-00
OEM Sign-On: MS8127C+ Series 09/04/2002
Chipset: VIA 82C305 rev 3
Superio: VIA 686 rev 64 found at port 7h
CPU Type: AMD Athlon(tm) XP
CPU Speed: 1800 Mhz
CPU Max: 500 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 128 MB
Memory Maximum: 512 MB

The new BIOS recognizes that I have an Athlon XP 2200+ in there, but it is very unstable and crashes often. Is there any way to get this CPU working with this motherboard? There are no underclocking options in the BIOS settings.

Thanks.