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Incorrect HD Speed

by Bal41572 / October 28, 2004 9:11 PM PDT

My computer, which I built approx 1 year ago, is suddenly displaying the speed of my AMD Athlon 1.2GHZ as 900MHZ. How can this be corrected ??

Thanks,
Bob

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Re: Incorrect HD Speed
by Willy / October 28, 2004 9:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Incorrect HD Speed

Verify in your bios setting, the proper cpu setting. usually the multipler is off and thus reflects a lower cpu rating, look at the FSB, etc. save it upon exit. You may have to reboot to be 100% it kept the new setting. This is the 1st area to look into.

good luck -----Willy Happy

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On all CPU's that this writer is aware of
by Ray Harinec / October 28, 2004 11:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Incorrect HD Speed

the multiplier is fixed and even if the mobo offers settings the CPU will simply ignore them.

What has likely happened is that you had a "bad" shutdown as interpreted by your mobo logic so it reset the memory bus speed to the lowest setting as a protective measure. You should be able to simply go into the BIOS and set the memory bus speed back to the desired setting.

Various BIOS's have different ways of referring to this setting. Some call it FSB, for DDR memory they may memtion the basic speed or the doubled speed [example 133 or 266, for PC 2700 memory].

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