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Gigabyte fans..............

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by baabaa, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    Just purchased a GA-8655FX-L motherboard and 3.2GHz P4 Northwood 800 FSB CPU.

    No major issues with it at all, except I get a message appearing ONLY from cold boot during POST.

    <CPUID:0F29 PATCH ID:0021>

    Anyone know what this pertains to?
    It all works fine.............

    I have emailed Gigabyte, but no response as of yet......
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    it is your cpu id# that you might be able to disable in your bios
     
  3. ianski7

    ianski7 Guest

    Hey!
    CPU-ID is an identification program that reveals the particulars of your cpu. It is common on all Intel and I believe AMD based boards. The patch part is the latest revision. If you have a Pentium 3 and it is identified as a Celleron the patch is out of date and can't recognize a P3.
    It also tells stuff like L1 and L2 cach. I believe when you use cpu information utilities the utility reads the CPUID program and lists it in gui form.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. ianski7

    ianski7 Guest

    Hey ddp! Why would you want to disable CPUID?
     
  5. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    Thanks for your responses, but a little confused.....

    This code is displayed on the 1st line of the POST right after it displays the motherboard part number.

    The CPU is identified correctly as (200x16) 3.2GHz

    Is this code embedded in the CPU or is it produced by the BIOS or Motherboard in order to detect the correct CPU?

    I have had a response for Gigabyte, and I have to be honest, they REALLY annoyed me, see what you think:

    I ask you what sort of a fob off is that.............
     
  6. ddp

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    it is embedded in the cpu that the bios reads, the supposed original purpose for the cpid was for tracking purposes(big brother any buddy).gigabyte explanation sounds like a politician talking thru the side of their mouth
     
  7. ianski7

    ianski7 Guest

    Hey!

    CPUID is basically a four character instruction that as ddp says the bios or other such utilities read from the cpu. The utility then deciphers the code and you get info on the cpu.

    Go here and get version 1.24 and you will better understand--compare your code 0F29 to the utility.

    http://www.cpuid.com/
     
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  8. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    Excellent instructions as ever you 2, thanks very much.

    I had a feeling that it is CPU related and not the motherboard, pity I didn't realise that before I sent my reply to Gigabyte:

    LOL, we'll see what kind of response I get from it.........heehee........
     

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