Re: seeing slower processor speed

Re: seeing slower processor speed


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Posted by Henry on August 22, 2001 at 22:21:26:

In Reply to: seeing slower processor speed posted by lee alleman on August 21, 2001 at 09:31:38:

: anyone know why my cpu only sees my processor as 166 instead of the 500 that it is, if so how could i fix.

: help
: thanks


I don't think there is anything wrong with your CPU or the mainboard - I think it is a matter of getting the settings right. There are several possibilities:
1. Your CPU may be running 500 but the BIOS doesn't recognize your CPU correctly. A BIOS update might correct this, but probably neither necessary nor desirable if your PC is working OK - it's just a little ignorant. Check actual CPU speed with a free James' CPU Tester from:
http://www.jamesdot.org

2. You may need to check your FSB and multiplier jumper settings (if your board uses jumpers) - heck, verify that all of the jumpers are right, core voltage, too. If your FSB is 100 MHz your multiplier should be 5x, if 66 MHz your multiplier would be 7.5x. The jumper settings should be in your mainboard manual (maybe even in tiny print on your mainboard) - if no manual download one from the mainboard maker's web site.

3. If your BIOS is supposed to autodetect your CPU and set core voltage, FSB and multiplier it may not be doing it right; you may need to make these settings manually. I have a board that sets my PII 450 at 350 if I let it. No harm running slow, just slow.

Hope this helps,
Henry





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