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30-09-2002, 08:33 PM
I run a PC with a MSI K7N420 Pro (MS-6373) motherboard, an AMD Athlon 1900XP CPU, and 512 MB RAM.
On start-up, the system temperature is normally 15-17 degrees, which is below the PCAlert4 parameter minimum of 25 degrees. This results in an alarm running for the initial 10-15 minutes until the system temperature gets up to within the PCAlert 4 parameters.
Two questions:
-is it possible to alter the PCAlert4 minimum settings so as to negate the unnecessary alarm on system start-up.
-how do I set the BIOS/CMOS Setup to ensure the chip works at the 1900 level (currently MSI InfoView indicates the chip is running at 1200.

Harry Cockburn

30-09-2002, 09:36 PM
At a rough guess I would say the FSB is set at 100 Mhz with a multiplier of 12, 12 x 100 = 1200.
Its meant to be 1600 Mhz (not 1900, which is an "equivalent based figure") so that would mean 12 x 133 = 1600.

Read your motherboard manual (or download one from MSI) to see how to set the FSB at 133 Mhz.

Hopefully Tweak'e will see this and sanity check my toughts...

30-09-2002, 10:02 PM
hi godfather. i'm inclinded to agree.....read the MANUAL! ;-)

Babe Ruth
30-09-2002, 10:17 PM
harry, And if you don't have the manual it is available on-line MS-6373 (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/manual/mnu/spt_mnu_detail.php?UID=10&NAME=MS-6373)


01-10-2002, 03:37 PM
If I remember correctly there is a setting in the Bios to set the FSB to 133 which will have it running at it's proper 1600.

02-10-2002, 10:25 AM
I also have PC Alert 4, and had the same problem, but found the little blue boxes to the left and right above each of the settings are sliders, the one on the left is the lower limit, and the one on the right is the upper limit. Just slide the one on the left down to the level you desire.

05-10-2002, 08:25 AM
Thanks..that fixes the annoyiing siren BUT...how do you 'save' or ensure that the new setting is maintained?...I find that it keeps reverting to the old setting which requires reset each start up