Re: Dual athlon XP 1800 problems

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 12:48:15 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: Andreas Bombe <>
In newsgroup:
> The identification string is written by the BIOS. Yours didn't know
> about XPs so it misidentified them as MPs. Upgrade your BIOS if this
> bugs you.
> If ID string contradicts what you think you bought, don't trust the ID
> string.

This seems very odd. I thought in Athlon processors the ID string
came from the *CPU* (via CPUID), not the BIOS...


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