Re: Dual athlon XP 1800 problems

From: Andreas Bombe (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 21:15:53 EST

On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 09:48:15AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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...

It comes from there, but it is written there by the BIOS for Athlon (and
I guess Duron, too). (in German)

I searched a bit with Google but couldn't find an English page with that
info right now.

Andreas Bombe <>    DSA key 0x04880A44
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