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MoBo speed settings in BIOS

Q: MoBo speed settings in BIOS

Have an Elite MoBo K7S5A and the BIOS settings in CPU Pnp CPU speed show 2 settings i.e. 100Mhz/100Mhz, which can be changed to 100Mhz/133Mhz or 133Mhz/133Mhz.
I have an Athlon XP2000 cpu.with 512k SDRAM (2x256)
Q1. What does each setting relate to; Mem speed FSB speed Proc speed?
Q2. I have set the speed to 100/100 (the default form best perf)and it works fine but when I look in my sys Info it says my proc is 1.2 Mhz, when I set the speed to 133/133 it shows my proc as correctly as an XP2k cpu running at 1.6Mhz. But it hangs. What should it be set to.
Q3. The manual says that the MoBo is 200 or 266 FSB does this mean I can only use multiples. I ask as I am just putting together another machine with the same MoBo.

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A:KV7-V MOBO-CPU Operating Speed Setup in the Bios

let it take care of itself, it should find the speed alright
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/kv7-v-mobo-cpu-operating-speed-setup-in-the-bios.26604/
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A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/replaced-mobo-on-dell-5510-bios-sticker-on-mobo-says-a05-system-in-still-has-bios-of-a07.206391/
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A:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/165700-gpu-bios-showing-up-before-mobo-bios-slowing-boot-up-time.html
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A:Ami Bios or MOBO? Not even reaching Bios screen

Consider the PSU may have failed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ami-bios-or-mobo-not-even-reaching-bios-screen.711089/
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A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/343868-i-cant-access-bios-settings-because-bios-assumes-windows-resuming.html
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A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/250502-bios-can-access-bios-utility-but-cannot-change-settings.html
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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If you would like to show you appreciation for my efforts today, please take a second to click the Thumbs Up button below. I am glad that you joined in!  Have a great day! 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Downgrade-a-BIOS-update-or-Optimising-BIOS-settings/td-p/5692324
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A:BIOS settings grayed out, Login To BIOS as Administrator?

leonardlin wrote:I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards What I have found is that this situation arose for me when I logged in to the BIOS as a regular user after installing HP ProtectTools and enabling Pre-boot authentication.  I needed to log in as an admin user. However, in my case, I had yet to set up an administrative password for the BIOS prior to setting up HP ProtectTools.  What I needed to do was the following set of steps: 1.  When the system reboots, it SHOULD give you the option to log in to the BIOS as a guest or registered user.  Log in as GUEST into the BIOS instead of a registered user (wierd, but it works).2.  Go to BIOS Security settings and create a BIOS admin password.3.  You should then be able to edit additional settings, although you may need to log out and then log in as guest and type your new BIOS admin password. Hope this helps! Best Regards,Eric 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/BIOS-settings-grayed-out-Login-To-BIOS-as-Administrator/td-p/1060073
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A:Different ram speed modules in the same MOBO... OK?

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A:Mobo not controlling fan speed?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/213811-mobo-not-controlling-fan-speed.html
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A:Advanced BIOS Settings and/or Unlocked BIOS? (VN7-...

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A:can the mobo limit cd burn speed?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-the-mobo-limit-cd-burn-speed.82249/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cpu-test-on-mobo-rated-for-lower-speed.179716/
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A:Solved: Opinions on this mobo Mach Speed Viper MK8-939A

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-opinions-on-this-mobo-mach-speed-viper-mk8-939a.510879/
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A:Asrock mobo settings for OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 RAM

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/asrock-mobo-settings-for-ocz-ddr2-pc2-6400-ram.86398/
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A:Mobo bios does not see all of my ram.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/mobo-bios-does-not-see-all-of-my-ram.33068/
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A:Bad MOBO, CPU, BIOS or ?

Probably the board. When a processor goes bad you usually get beeps or no activity.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bad-mobo-cpu-bios-or.35765/
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A:Mobo or just BIOS

Ok quick update, i think this is the HD now.
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A:BIOS? HDD? Mobo? I know not...

It could be a number of things; the first thing I would try is checking all of the connections on your Hard Drive! That's one of the most common problems, they call it the three C's. Connections, connections, connections. Seeing as it is an ancient machine, how long has it been since you cleaned it out. (dust, gunk, etc....)

Second thing, you know the capacitors on the motherboard? Check to make sure that they aren't bulging, per the image attached.
http://www.intermountaincomputer.com...pacitors-!.jpg

Next, I wouldn't suggest flashing your BIOS so much. That should only be done on extreme occasions and usually only when doing major upgrades to your workstation where your motherboard isn't 100% compatible with the old BIOS. That doesn't really sound like the situation here though.

As far as killing svchost.exe--as you found that doesn't have anything to do with your problem. From the mouth of wikipedia:

"In software Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) within the Microsoft Windows operating system. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services part of the registry to construct a list of services that it must load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services. Therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services permits better control and easier debugging, but it also causes some difficulty for end users wishing to see the memory usage or vendor legitimacy of individual services and processes. End users in Windows XP Professional (and derivatives, such as Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Media Center Edition) can run the following command at the system prompt to get a breakdown:

tasklist /svc /fi "imagename eq svchost.exe"

Hopefully that helps for future reference.

As far as your hard drive goes, have you changed any of your hardware configuration? i.e. added a CD-ROM Drive or changed your slave/master configuration?

Your Hard Drive could simply be going bad as well! Do you have a spare Hard Drive that you could install Windows on and see if that one boots just fine?

You've done a good job of trying things to narrow it down--maybe we can narrow it down more and solve your (and now my) curiousity bug! :) Keep me posted!

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A:Is it my BIOS, or my MOBO?

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A:Do any of these PCI cards work with my mobo and will it run Skyrim on lower settings?

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A:mobo isn't booting into bios

You need to do the "barebones" startup. Just the RAM, CPU with heat sink etc, and the monitor hooked up. If it works add components until you have a problem. It it doesn't work try the same thing with the MB out of the case on a non conductive surface. If it still doesn't work then you are left with trying to troubleshoot RAM, power supply, overheating or the motherboard.
 

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A:HP mobo BIOS and drivers

If your Computer was manufactured in the Model run that you quote as "2003 era" then this is your BIOS driver. The difference between the two MoBo might not be that significant but if you really want check get a magnifying glass and check all the stripes on all the DIODES. One different colored line or different combination of the all the same colors but in a different sequence is an actual difference in manufacturing technique. Maybe you should use a microscope just in-case the difference is only that big.
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A:Help with Mobo Bios Update

what did you update? If you did not complete updating your BIOS, you will need to send the motherboard into the manufactuer for a physical hardware reprogram. BIOS updating is one area where you need to be exact, precise, and patient. It is not an amateur task.

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A:MOBO BIOS update

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A:BIOS, HHD, or MoBo Issue????

I found this.

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A:Bios/ Mobo messed up, need help please

hmmm... you should get SOMETHING with just the CPU plugged in... even with the memory pulled out.

Your system might have died, and sticking in RAM into it might have damaged your "old" memory... speculating. I or anyone else wasn't there... and don't know anything about your hardware.

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A:New MOBO and Need New Bios & Drivers

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A:Bios/Mobo Issue

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A:Mobo BIOS problem

This IS a generalized guess, but more info from you may clarify?

First, what is the BIOS setting that you are changing, and FROM what value TO what value?

Second, what is the specification of the Memory that you are using?

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A:I cant update my bios for my mobo!

Ok calm down. There are a few ways of doing this. I had the same problem with another HP I worked on.

Downloaded the bios folder that I have uploaded )This is the one from HP I just extraced it). The application named "Flash" in the folder I uploaded with this post right click and go to "properties" then go to "Compatablity" and change to windows vista. Then click ok and just run the application named "Flash." Post if this works or not.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/136677-i-cant-update-my-bios-my-mobo.html
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A:8800GT Fan speed settings?

it is better for the life of the card if the fan speeds vary. I can tell you from experience the 8800gt fan is quite loud you would not want it constantly spinning at high rpms even when you are not playing games.

Also i am currently using default fan speeds with no problems, it is a little bit hot but nothing risky so far. Although my case does have great airflow
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/8800gt-fan-speed-settings.94670/
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A:Download speed settings?

Here are some free download managers
Internet Download Manager
Download Accelerator Plus

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/169949-download-speed-settings.html
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Z560-Ram-Speed-Settings/td-p/3349861
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A:5870 No boot, fan full speed - kinda works on other mobo - faulty card?

Welcome to the world of custom building lol, my computer has similar problems that if i have had it turned off for more than 5 minutes it will not boot and keeps bluescreen until i do a clean boot with a power drain, my solution to that is do just set the bios on the MB to use a 1W standby and leave it in sleep mode always (reboot it every so often)
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/5870-no-boot-fan-full-speed-kinda-works-on-other-mobo-faulty-card.173944/
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A:Power on MoBo & drives, nothing happens in BIOS

Possible a failed monitor or failed video graphics card. Replace with another to test.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/power-on-mobo-drives-nothing-happens-in-bios.94348/
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[Note:
Feature:
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after win98 system restart]
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pls let me know.
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A:Old CHAINTECH mobo - bios needed!

Can't vouch for the Web site or the file.
Use at your own risk.

http://www.mydrivers.com/dir25/d10073.htm

http://file2.mydrivers.com/bios/6oiv0828.exe
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/old-chaintech-mobo-bios-needed.38688/
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A:Enabling BIOS with Intel Mobo

It might as well be insert or F2 key that you have to press. The manual will help.

I really doubt th switch on the mobo thing. It would be ridiculous to force people to open up their computers (voiding the warranty) to change a BIOS setting.

A neat trick is to boot the computer without the keyboard to make the BIOS display an error message and tell you what key to press to get into setup.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/enabling-bios-with-intel-mobo.29230/
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A:BIOS Update on a GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 MOBO

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/255725-bios-update-ga-z68x-ud5-b3-mobo.html
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A:Problem with updated BIOS/ RMA mobo

You are doing the right thing by contacting Biostar. Great that your rig is working now. Good thinking to revert the BIOS. Way to go.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problem-with-updated-bios-rma-mobo.88662/
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A:MSI Mobo BIOS Updating Through Windows...

If you reboot, and the BIOS is in fact corrupt, you won't get stuck in a boot loop.

You will get stuck with no-POST, much worse than a boot loop.

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Don't reboot that computer until I find out first, just in case the chip was erased but not flashed, or returns a bad checksum.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/69012-msi-mobo-bios-updating-through-windows.html
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A:Overclocking in BIOS using ASUS mobo

I think that ASUS has an automatic thing that does that automatically if it is not overclocked properly.. it's really annoying.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/overclocking-in-bios-using-asus-mobo.217622/
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A:Asus mobo Bios error?

Clear CMOS And Update Bios
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/asus-mobo-bios-error.195357/
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A:MoBo type and Updating bios

Easiest way to find out the mobo make and model is to look at it.

Usually the data is printed on the mobo between the PCI slots.

Only flash the BIOS if you are correcting a problem that the motherboard maker has identified and issued a bIOS update for. There is a reasonably significant chance that a BIOS flash will fail and leave you with a permanently non-working motherboard.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mobo-type-and-updating-bios.263341/
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Thanks, and have a Happy New Year.
 

A:Help! Bad Bios Flash...Mobo Bricked?

BIOS Auto-Recovery Tool
http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments.aspx?no=191&SLanguage=en-us
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-bad-bios-flash-mobo-bricked.95826/
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A:Need Help Updating my Bios on my EVGA mobo

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-help-updating-my-bios-on-my-evga-mobo.86410/
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A:New Mobo, CPU and GFX - won't boot to enter BIOS

Its not a driver problem, yet.

Did you remember to plug in the auxiliary power connectors to both the motherboard and video card? What brand power supply are you using?

Also, at the top of this forum there's a guide for troubleshooting builds. You should go through those steps and report back.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-mobo-cpu-and-gfx-wont-boot-to-enter-bios.914070/
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A:mobo bios flash screen

Hello Jimbo,

I looked at your mobo's manual below starting at page 36 chapter 2-1, and I don't see an option to turn the "splash screen' or "Quick Boot" on or off either.

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...790x-ds4_e.pdf

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A:Asus mobo bios update

It looks like ACC is a utility for unlocking AMD CPU hidden cores for 'overclocking'.

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http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...re-unlocking/1

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/188609-asus-mobo-bios-update.html
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A:BIOS flash - ASUS MoBo

Have a look Here and see if the info helps

It's relating to creating a boot cd instead of using a floppy


OS

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/119836-bios-flash-asus-mobo.html
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A:Mobo bios flashing problem

If you didn't make a back up copy of the old bios then the only thing to try is clear the cmos by using the jumper or removing the battery for 5 minutes with the power unplugged. If that doesn't fix it you may need to contact them. Some companies will mail you a new bios rom chip, some you have to send the mobo in for reflash.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mobo-bios-flashing-problem.35048/
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A:Renaming mobo BIOS files?

Yes, the BIOS files are raw binary images and it doesn't matter what you call them.

Of course there may be some proprietary solutions that use some weird format of their own. Such a file would result in an immediate error message from the BIOS flashing utility of course.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/renaming-mobo-bios-files.39922/
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A:BIOS hanging with new MSI P35D3 MOBO

That problem is likely VISTA rather than BIOS. Have you considered a clean install of VISTA Ultimate?
 

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I have a ASUS K V mobo with bios problems I ve tried to update it but whenever I start the process it tells problem bios mobo Asus me that the board is NOT an ASUS board I know it is because Asus mobo bios problem I bought it new from CompUSA and installed Asus mobo bios problem it myself The update then fails Right now it s causing problems with sound I ve tried to install the drivers for the sound controller but each time I get a message that tells me quot Access is Denied quot This even happens when I boot into windows quot safe quot mode as administrator Using the flash utility upon startup is no help either The utility just says the file I m trying to update the bios with is not the correct file size and fails I ve tried removing the battery for as long as minutes trying to reset the memory but to no avail It still doesn t work I m running WinXP Pro with a AMD Athlon processor G memory Asus is no help at all I ll never buy another ASUS board as this one is a replacement for the first one I had and now it s failing Can someone help me solve this nbsp

A:Asus mobo bios problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I seem to remember some Asus mobo`s were faked, although I can`t remember when this was or what models were affected. whether this is the source of your problem I don`t know.

Run the free Everest programme from HERE and see what details it gives you for your mobo. Then, check the results with the Asus site.

The only other thing I can suggest is you RMA the board.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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A:Need speed, lower security settings?

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All into the BIOS is on default settings, excluding ram speed.
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Thanks.
 

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A:Help Needed For New Asus K8V-X Se MOBO runs at 800Mhz when default CMOS settings used

It's probably running @ 800MHz because cool'n'quiet is enabled. Disable cool'n'quiet if what you wish is to have the CPU constantly running at full speed (set power management to anything except "minimal power management").
 

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I have tried clearing CMOS by removing battery for 10 mins.
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