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    I am not aware of any desktop mobos that correctly identify a mobile processor. I hace an nforce2 microATX (Biostar M7NCG 400) and it WILL identify the my Athlon-M 2600+ as a mobile processor, but only as 800mhz. If I manually set the processor multipliers etc in the BIOS I got it to 2ghz but it is listed in the post as an unknown processor.

    EDIT: Considering how popular putting AthlonM processors in desktop mobos is nowadays you'd think there would be BIOS revisions to correctly identify them.

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    If it is an nForce chipset, you won't get it to work. I returned mine and got the 2500+ Barton. I really wanted it to work, and it wasn't just reporting that speed. I tried installing the speed step software, and all the utilities from AMD, and nothing worked. it was way faster with the 2500 Barton than with the 2600 mobile processor. I wanted it for the low heat, and I wish it would work. I didn't want to change motherboards because I wanted the GForce4 MX 440 built in graphics with VGA and SVHS out, and I can't find anything comparable in other chipset motherboards.

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    so its a lost cause? damn. not even new boises would make it work?
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    I'd give tech support a call before you give up.

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    I want this mobo for the all-in-one features (on-board Video card support Lilliput resulution), size, Ac-power resume and 2 serial ports. With this board and a AMD XP-M processor, it's a great combination for CarPC or HTPC. I hope that Asus will release a new bios that you can change the FSB speed. I don't need to overlock this CPU. I just want it to run at its intended speed or a little slower.
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    If you manually set the multiplier in the BIOS you can get the required speed. It isn't essential to have the POSt recognize the processor. The AthlonM will run a lot cooler than an AthlonXP at the same speed. It runs at a lower voltage.

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    There are no options in the BIOS for that. Just have to wait it out till new bios is released. Matrix i chose this mobo for those exact reasons, nice to see others think th same as me lol
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    I just hang-up with Asus tech support, nice dude.
    I didn't mention to him that the CPU is the "Mobile". I just told him that the mobo recoginze the CPU as a 800MHz CPU instead of 2500+ Barton.
    After 20 minutes, the solution is still ZERO. I have 2 options.
    - Wait for the BIOS release to see if the FSB option is in the BIOS.
    - Return the mobo. This is the number (510)739-3777 ext 3
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    Did you ask about future BOISes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC
    I just hang-up with Asus tech support, nice dude.
    I didn't mention to him that the CPU is the "Mobile". I just told him that the mobo recoginze the CPU as a 800MHz CPU instead of 2500+ Barton.
    After 20 minutes, the solution is still ZERO. I have 2 options.
    - Wait for the BIOS release to see if the FSB option is in the BIOS.
    - Return the mobo. This is the number (510)739-3777 ext 3
    The Biostar BIOS has the FSB speed and multiplier options, though the multiplier only goes up to 16.5. I'd like to see more, and no dual selections with lower multipliers. Confusing, but I got it to work. Strange the Asus doesn't have it, I usually buy Asus as they are usually overclocker friendly.
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