Cure? Put in the right CPU.
i have an older computer its a gateway with an intel D845hv mainboard pentium 4 2.40 ghz processor but its only running at 1.70 i believe this is due to the bios. when i try to enter the bios menu it will not allow me to step up the clockspeed and all attemps to upgrade the bios fails does anyone have any ideas on how to remedy these issues
Yup, it'd have to be the hyperthread P-4 (800mhz fsb) in which case you'd likely have to also upgrade the Ram but is it really worth it? I guess if you are a hobbyist and like to play with older gear that would be OK. The 2.4 533mhz variant wouldn't make enough difference to sneeze at, the Hp th variants, 2.8GHz and up would/will kick it harder but again, uhhhh is it worth it?
Yeah Bob I knew that, I guess what I was trying to say was that the only way to go about it would be a fairly major hardware changeout, should have stated MB changeout as well, if using the HYPERTHREAD set up, which was 800mhz frontside, etc. My bad, I have worked with those systems over the years though it has been a while.