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glObalist 20th January, 2006 08:07 AM

Why is my Venice not recognized?
I just replaced my 3200+ Winchester with a 3200+ Venice, flashed to the latest 1.B BIOS for my mobo, but I can't get any diagnostic utilities to recognize the CPU model and revision. What gives? Is it because I didn't reinstall Windoze after the exchange?

CPU-Z, Sandra, Rightmark Memory Analyzer and Everest are all up to date. Any ideas?

MONKEYMAN 20th January, 2006 08:44 AM

SSE 3 is showing so it is reading as a venice

chrisbard 20th January, 2006 09:03 AM

I will give it a try when I get home and I will let you know, since I have the same config.

glObalist 20th January, 2006 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by chrisbard
I will give it a try when I get home and I will let you know, since I have the same config.

Mutlumesc! But you have a slightly different mobo, perhaps using a different BIOS too.

chrisbard 20th January, 2006 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by glObalist
Multumesc! But you have a slightly different mobo, perhaps using a different BIOS too.

Cu placere!:thumbsup: If I remember right CPU-Z shows in my case Venice. The mobo is different only in regards of less S-ata ports. If your system is running with no problems with the last bios update I say you have no reason to worry ! By the way how is your CPU set? Any OC yet?

glObalist 20th January, 2006 12:28 PM

Yeah, no other problems so far, no overclock either, and the CPU is at the default 200x10 (HTTx5) = 2000Mhz.

BTW, which BIOS are you using, and what is your 3dMark05 score at default clocks? My score of 4192 3dmarks seems a bit low to me, but you never know with a GPU at 300/700Mhz :P

chrisbard 20th January, 2006 10:25 PM

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3dmark05 is around 4000 points, I blame it on my vcard 325/800.

glObalist 23rd January, 2006 03:27 PM

I think I may have found something through a DOS-level checking utility (called HWinfo or something like that).

The CPU revision reported by that utility is BH-E4, which for single-core AMD CPUs translates to something CPU-Z might not be able to recognize yet - the new Manchester CPUs with one core disbled.

I found some info on these new CPUs here:

See also:

That's the CPU I think I got. From what I've heard, it's basically a 3800+ X2 (Manchester) with one core disabled.

Note that some people will think they are buying a Venice with this CPU whereas they are not. Not that it really matters, as these Manchesters should overclock even better from what I hear.

Anyway, at best it looks like I should wait for a newer version of CPU-Z.

chrisbard 23rd January, 2006 03:34 PM

Think of enabling the second core by using AMDtuner ! That would make a difference huh?

aghastpumpkin 23rd January, 2006 07:57 PM

If only you could unlock the other core! I suspect these are chips where one core is corrupt.

Razorfish 23rd January, 2006 08:58 PM

I has been done, Cadaveca mentioned that these chips are usually X2s that found themselfs on the edge of the waffer or had cores that were badly exposed. I think he said that one guy got his to unlock using a DFI mobo but the core would only function at 1.5GHz and even then it wasnt stable :( .

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