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RE: Wrong CPU speed. BIOS help needed

Q: RE: Wrong CPU speed. BIOS help needed

So I got this new computer right, and the processor's supposed to be an AMD Athlon XP2600+ CPU. The motherboard's got DDR333 slots, and I'm told the RAM I have is DDR400.

When I start up the computer, it says AMD 1150 Mhz, and that the memory frequency is DDR200. Surely thats not right, so is there somewhere in BIOS I can go to fix this problem?

Any advice would be most appreciated.

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Hello,
Firstly I should state that I've never overclocked before and know almost nothing about it.
I'd being having problems with my PC so I decided to update my Bios to the latest version (I'm using an MSI motherboard if thats important??). This seemed to work fine, It didn't solve my initial problem but thats solved now. I've noticed though that my AMD XP processor is now running at 1250mhz when it should be running at 2000mhz. I have no idea how to fix this and would greatly appreciate any help/advice anyone can offer.

Thanks in advance.
Rick.
 

A:Flashed Bios now cpu is at wrong speed, Please help

Well I'm not familar with the XP BIOS settings, but you should have two things, an FSB clock setting, usually 200MHz and a CPU multiplier setting, usually X9 to X11. So that 200X10=2000MHz.
But it seems to me that you might have installed the wrong BIOS, very odd that default settings for your mobo would have changed to that degree.
Did you try setting BIOS to fail safe defaults?
 

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A:Speed immediately reduced after installing all needed programs+another speed question

What firewall do you have? what security programs do you have installed

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A:bios error 1283, wrong bios installed... i think.

It would either need to boot far enough to load the new BIOS via floppy/USB, or the BIOS chip would need to be removed and flashed.
 

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A:Wrong AGP speed?

Some things you might try.
1 Do you have fast writes enabled in the bios? If so, try disabling them. If they are disabled, try enabling them.

2 Chipset drivers should be installed before the video driver. I would uninstall your video driver with the ati uninstall app. Now reinstall your chipset driver and then install the CAT driver and control panel. Are you using the new cat control center by chance? If so, that is somewhat buggy. I like the driver with the older version of control panel; it is still available from ati.
 

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A:CPU speed wrong

It would seem the FSB has been reset to 100MHz & simply need to be set back to 166MHz. In order to do so, it's better to look for the manual that came with your motherboard or if you've lost it, download it in PDF format off the manufacturer's website.
 

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A:wrong processor speed

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A:Wrong Processor Speed

Well we need some more details here.

AM USING MERCURY MOTHERBORD OF WHICH ITS SPECIFICATIONS ARE THAT IT IS 2000+ PRO PROCESSOR.
What model is the motherboard, and what do you mean specifications are that it is a 2000+ pro processor. Is it campatiable with that model processor or does it actually contain it? Check some of your BIOS settings.

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When it comes to these style AMD's their naming structure is not relavent to it's speed, sure it says 2000Mhz but really its only 1667Mhz max.
 

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A:Processor speed wrong

You need to change the multiplier/frequency settings in the BIOS for the processor.

Go up one step at a time, until you get to where you need to be.

If all of a sudden your computer wont boot, reset the CMOS.

**NOTE EDIT**
Reformatting should have nothing to do with it, the only thing that changes is the hard drive. What's wrong is in your BIOS. However, I'm not too familiar with that low speed processor but I'm more than certain it is a BIOS problem.
 

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A:Hi-speed ports - going wrong.

Update your drivers, if that doesn't work it's possible you have a faltering mobo.

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A:Wrong clock speed!

check this thread Cpu Speed

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A:Wrong Memory speed

Download and run CPU-Z and go to the "memory" tab. (this is a handy app to have anyway)

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A:processor wrong speed after xp sp2 upgrade...

Still what you did is illegal.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/processor-wrong-speed-after-xp-sp2-upgrade.323936/
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I have seen Windows do this before. It's so close, Windows is not a precision tool. Trust the BIOS and CPUZ when it comes to CPU frequency.

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A:Windows XP reading CPU speed WRONG!

Where are you getting the info in XP that says XP thinks that its a 433? Could you post it here please?

All versions of Windows should pick up the speed of the PC from the BIOS settings. If the BIOS is still showing it as a 733 at startup then XP should also be showing it as a 733.

Causes of faulty speed pickup range from bad PSU or flaky external power supply, to faulty mobo or incorrect multiplier jumper settings.

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A:Solved: cpu clock speed wrong?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cpu-clock-speed-wrong.790133/
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A:system properties showing wrong GHz speed

Hi, CPU uses a technology called SpeedStep technology. It won't run its full speed if NOT required and it can bump up its normal speed when required. More information:          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpeedStep Regards.

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Do you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard?

BTW, Welcome to Techspot!!
 

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Laptops usually scale back the processor speed to save heat and power consumption, when full speed is not required.

You do not have a problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-shows-wrong-processor-speed.348784/
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One thing isn't clear to me. Isn't the 3 pin connector supposed to be plugged into the motherboard. Some, though not all, motherboard fan power feeds have a sensor for the 3 pin connector that comes with the fan. The molex is an alternate power feed for the fan, although as you said always full speed.

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A:Slow start up, wrong speed, cant put the PC to sleep mode, Java

1. in the bios, setup the hard-drives and take off autodetection.

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A:PowerColor Radeon X1800XT 512mb GDDR 3 wrong clock speed

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Board model: FC51PVG
Motherboard ID 12/28/2006-nF-C51PVG-6A61HFK7C-00

BIOS vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS version: 6.00 PG, Release date: 12/28/2006
Chipset: nVidia C51G

windows XP homeED SMBIOS Version 2.4

everest shows Award BIOS Message This BIOS is exclusively for Acer only <R02-A3>

when i look at the bios utility before it boots using the (delete) key shows;
system bios ID r02-a3

this system is a desktop not a powerbook or laptop.
acers website suggests It will either be
ASL100-R01-B1.bin for systems that have R01-?? BIOS ID
or
ASL100-R03-A4.bin for systems that have R03-?? BIOS ID.

yes many times i've acessed my bios its been showing weird tempatures and unable to view simple bios/cmos summary screens?

any help? ty b4 hand
 

A:wrong bios installed?

It's very unlikely that the machine would work at all with an incorrect BIOS. Everest tries to access BIOS features from a Windows environment and has varying success with it. I wouldn't worry about anything that it tells you, or necessarily believe it.

If your machine has no problems, you are in dangerous territory trying to make changes to BIOS.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wrong-bios-installed.765754/
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A:Wrong BIOS installed.

If you messed up the Bios it needs to be flashed to the right revision

are you even able to get a post screen ? if not then Im not sure if clearing cmos would help

I would call Toshiba tech support they might be able to give you a bios to install


Question though why would you update the bios ? especially on a Lappy most of the time when you buy a Lappy pretty much leave as is unless the update is super important

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A:bios update gone wrong

 You could try a BIOS rollback to previous version.  1-Immediately after powering on start tapping the Esc key.2-When the menu appears, tap F2 for System Diagnostics.3-In the list of items will be BIOS or Firmware Management.Use the arrow key to move down & highlight it.Press Enter key.4-You should now have a Rollback BIOS option.Use arrow key again to highlight and press Enter key.  

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/bios-update-gone-wrong/td-p/5764764
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A:Please help me, Bios flash went wrong

I think I've fixed it, turns out I didnt reconfigure my RAID SATA controller properly in setup, oops.

This can be deleted then, thx.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/please-help-me-bios-flash-went-wrong.31940/
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A:BIOS update went wrong, need help please

Unfortunately there is little you can do if the flashing has failed. If the motherboard does not POST, you are most-likely looking at a paperweight. There may be a bit of hope if your mainboard has a chip socket (meaning you can physically pull the BIOS chip) but most are soldered right to the PCB. If you can remove the BIOS chip, you can send it to BIOSMAN where they will replace it and reflash the corrupt chip. I've used them before, it's a very good service.

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A:Flashed wrong bios

I forgot to say i can turn on my pc perfectly and do everything but im lacking the extras the Pro version has
 

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A:Bios update gone wrong

Flashing your BIOS is what you where doing. Depending on your system you may be able to use the Boot CD to restore the BIOS to it's factory default. If your PC is older then you will need to contact the manufacture (or a local non big box repair shop) and get a new BIOS ROM chip.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-update-gone-wrong.907157/
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A:wrong bios update

if the flasher let you revert to a previous version, yes, try it.(not always the best thing to do, reverting to a previous BIOS version) if not and your system is stable, i would leave it as it is.

http://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire-Desktops/wrong-bios-update/td-p/396542/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:updated to wrong bios :/

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A:wrong bios update

if the flasher let you revert to a previous version, yes, try it.(not always the best thing to do, reverting to a previous BIOS version) if not and your system is stable, i would leave it as it is.

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A:Bios flash gone wrong

I have removed the hard disk and dvd-rom to factor out any boot problems, still to no avail.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-flash-gone-wrong.100251/
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are you on wireless connection? and if so is it a secure connection with password? if not others could be using the signal and cutting your internet speeds.

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A:Updated the wrong revision/Bios

You should be able to flash (it's not an update, the old BIOS gets completely erased first, and the new one is written in its place) the BIOS just fine after a CMOS clear.
I got to say, I'm pretty amazed the Rev 2.0's BIOS even worked, as long as you're running stable, you'll be fine after re-flashing the BIOS, as long as anything doesn't catastropihcally fail completely disregardless of your little oopsie.

Clearing the CMOS: some boards (not yours) have a button/other thingy that you can simply use for the operation, but with old/low-end boards, you can just unplug your computer from wall, empty the capacitors by pressing the power button for ~5 secs (fans will nudge and lights will blink, most probably), then remove the CMOS cell battery from the motherboard, and wait a while. A minute or two should do, but if you have some other chores you can take care of in the meanwhile, it doesn't hurt to wait half an hour or more. The CMOS should drain almost instantly, but... *shrug* If you don't instantly need the system, why not "play safe" (and a bit silly I guess, but it's just how I see it fit somehow. If it can't hurt you, why not. Sorry, /ramble off)
Rather than clearing the CMOS, it should also be sufficient to load the failsafe or default settings from within BIOS.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updated-the-wrong-revision-bios.848966/
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A:BIOS Updated But.... (Sorry If In Wrong Place)

I can't say without seeing the release notes on the bios update, Generally they will only fix one problem at a time. Often it's compatibility for hardware that you may not even have. Meaning you will be unaffected by the update at all.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/180590-bios-updated-but-sorry-if-wrong-place.html
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A:BIOS display on the wrong screen

It's how the computer display adapters are listed out. And yes it's correct having 4 outputs.

The computer is spitting out the display adapter of the hdmi as #1, and will always display that output first if connected. Even though it's not on, so as long as you have the hdmi plugged in, the computer sense its an active connection.

If you give me somemore system info, I can get more specific.

http://www.vistax64.com/graphic-cards/298643-bios-display-wrong-screen.html
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what should i do?
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thanks
 

A:Bios displays wrong HD size

Did you put the correct 80-prong ATA-100/133 cable on?
As far as I know, a BIOS only recognizes the combined size of the first 4 partitions of any HD, so if your 5th partition is about 15GB that explains dhe difference.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-displays-wrong-hd-size.8400/
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A:bios update gone disastrously wrong

Sorry to hear about this. I don't usually recommend services, but this site is representative of a service you should/could check out (Google 'replacement bios chip');

http://www.biosman.com/about_biosman.html

Of course, you could contact Gateway for a new chip.



 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-update-gone-disastrously-wrong.75407/
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I have a computer (PIII) that uses Windows XP as it OS.
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A:BIOS setup wrong on Boot up

Sounds like a dead battery to me. Have you tried replacing it?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-setup-wrong-on-boot-up.102454/
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A:HP fan speed after BIOS update

'Does anyone know anything?.'

Not a lot, really.

BUT, most Bios settings that affect temps/fan speeds are obvious and can be targetted as either AMD or Intel processor management related to heat and cpu activity accompanied with motherboard manufacturer fan control options.

Get the manual - read it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hp-fan-speed-after-bios-update.114800/
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http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

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A:Memory speed in the bios

  
Quote: Originally Posted by baccini


Hi I just bought a new pc and asked for Corsair 16GB pc3 1200 1600MHz 4x4 GB DDR3 to be installed but when I checked the bios it lists
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/s-m-a-r-t-fail-bios-detect-wrong-hd-model.369594/
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A:Satellite Pro U400 - BIOS update went wrong

Hi mate

Unfortunately? if something went wrong during the BIOS update, then you will not be able to solve this without an help from an ASP technician?

Hopefully the BIOS ROM module is not damage?
In worst case the mobo is damage but maybe it?s not damaged?

However?. You have to get in contact with an local ASP and should ask for further handling!

Good luck!

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?50061-Satellite-Pro-U400-BIOS-update-went-wrong
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A:Win XP/2k reads HD size wrong. BIOS OK in Vaio

Obviously, the BIOS is not OK in the machine in question.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-xp-2k-reads-hd-size-wrong-bios-ok-in-vaio.260433/
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