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processor speed

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

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Which P4 2.4GHz CPU do you have?
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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?

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800MHz FSB P4 is the wrong one as well.

You can't change the FSB on that model board and I'm guessing you are new to how that system worked.

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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.

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So it is no longer the D845hv board?

I can't find what the new board is.

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Geez, it has been so long I would take me some research to figure that out, that goes back quite a ways, Gateway did have at least one unit that used the hyperthread technology back in the P-4 days but I am not sure what the board designation was.

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It looks as if one of the boards Gateway used (Hyperthread P-4) was designated E41OO against 2.8Ghz processor.

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Did you mean the Gateway E1400?
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Yeah Bob I am sure you are correct, E4100 is series #. The unit he is working with w/845 MB limited potential, best to stay where it is.

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