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I have my IBM 300PL and I got a Powerleap CPU upgrade (I think it's a socket Pentium III 1.4 GHz on an adapter/riser card/cartridge that fits into slot 1 ...
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- 04-29-2009 #1
IBM 300PL Powerleap
When I boot the PC I get the error "A processor BIOS update cannot be found" and the BIOS says I have a 877 MHz processor installed. The XP system properties reports a 1400 MHz CPU as does CPU-Z (well 1390, but close enough).
Does this mean that Windows can bypass the BIOS limitation, even though the BIOS can't use all the MHz of the CPU, Windows can? (Cuz it's never than the BIOS, well actualy this BIOS is dated 2002 and XP is 2001, funny even the oldest Ubuntu is newer than XP).
How do I know if Ubuntu is utilizing the full potential of this CPU? I have a newer BIOS than the one on the Powerleap site, but the message won't go away.
- 04-29-2009 #2
To find out what is going on with hardware in my boxes I open Terminal and type in
- 04-29-2009 #3*-cpu
product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU family 1400MHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse up
- 04-29-2009 #4product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU family 1400MHz
How do I know if Ubuntu is utilizing the full potential of this CPU
You can install Htop from Synaptic Package manager for more info. You look ok to me. Happy Trails
- 04-29-2009 #5
Forgot to mention, I also use Conky in 2 of my Linux distros for monitering. You can install it also through synaptic package manager. To enable in Ubuntu after you install it is open Terminal and type inCode:
- 04-29-2009 #6
Man, I am tired and spaced out. Also forgot to mention that after you install htop you might have to log out and back in again for it to show up in the applications menu. If its not there, just open terminal and type inhtop