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Windows does not read processor speed or RAM amount correctly

Q: Windows does not read processor speed or RAM amount correctly

I have a liquid cooling system hooked up to my machine I haven t been using my PC again until recently and I discovered that other people let the coolant run out The PC had shut itself Windows not amount or RAM speed does correctly processor read down as a precaution due to overheating Ok I have filled the coolant and everything seems fine in the BIOS My processor registers as a ghz Pentium and that I have MB of RAM When I go to Windows does not read processor speed or RAM amount correctly Windows gt Control Panel gt System gt General tab it shows my processor speed Ghz but then has a Ghz under that I m assuming that Windows registers this as running at Ghz Windows also registers my machine as having MB RAM instead of the Now this is far from affecting performance but I m somewhat of a perfectionist and it s an annoyance when my computer isn t running how it should Is it possible that there is damage to some parts even though the BIOS registers everything Or is it just Windows screwing up possible because of the automatic shutdown and is there a way to fix it nbsp

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A: Windows does not read processor speed or RAM amount correctly

Hey my comp does that to :knock: I would not wory about it

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If I do my math right I think it's supposed to say 2gig? Any help on this issue?

Thank you in advance,

Kent
 

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hey
my friend just gave me a 256 mb pc 2100 ram coz he didnt need it. i currently have a 256 mb 333mhz (is that 2700?). if i put it in they'll both have to run at 266 mhz right so do you guys think i should?
 

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A:speed processor windows xp

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/speed-processor-windows-xp.560655/
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A:Maximum speed and amount of RAM for m7664x

Wow, what an old thread! To answer your question and to update this thread, I bit the bullet and bought 8GB of 800 MHz RAM and it's been working for close to a year now.  I seem to remember that I ran MemTest on it and it shows that it's indeed running at 800 MHz but it's been a long while since I would've done it, if I did. I also thought about upgrading the processor but already by the time I installed the RAM (close to a year ago), the compatible processors were hard to find and expensive.  Plus, the machine wasn't used for anything other than general duties and was also hampered by on-board graphics to boot.  In the end, spending extra money on RAM for a pretty old computer was the limit for me. blueeclipse86, you can try and upgrade the RAM on your machine as I did but, of course, I can't guarantee that it'll work for you.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Maximum-speed-and-amount-of-RAM-for-m7664x/td-p/200448
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Many thanks.
 

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A:Windows shows wrong processor speed.

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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A:Is there a way for windows to read a Brother Word Processor floppy?

Looks like good and bad news
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/50632.html
 

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A:Solved: Video capture device speed vs. processor speed

It is not a matter of slow or not at all. It is most likely a matter of dropped frames. If you have a cheaper video capture card [one without hardware decoding] it will probably work however you will not like the result.

Video editing / encoding is cpu intensive. I would hate to think how long it would take to encode the video file after you capture it [with that cpu]

To give you some idea, it takes me about 15 min to encode approx 1hr of video with an intel dual core cpu. With yours it will be hours.
 

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A:Windows doesn't show corrrect Processor Speed

What does it show in Task manager under Performance tab while carrying out some CPU intensive tasks?

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My old Latitude C400 had a power conservation option in the BIOS which would dynamically change the CPU's speed depending on the system load, this would help the battery life somewhat. Check you manual and the BIOS for such an option.

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A:Why am I not getting the advertised amount of upload speed for Verizon Fios?

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A:Slow dvd read speed in windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by januaryabc


My config:
Mainboard: GA-MA69G-S3H
DVD drive : Pioneer DVR 116 (IDE )
Harddisk : Hitachi 2TB (Sata Ahci)

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.
A quick google search suggests there may be a firmware upgrade for your drive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/76301-slow-dvd-read-speed-windows-7-a.html
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A:Processor speed vs hard drive speed

The main point of having a faster processor is that it runs games smoother, compresses audio and video faster, and so on. These tasks are not particularly dependent on hard disk performance. Nearly all applications will benefit from a faster processor regardless of the speed of the hard disk.
 

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A:My 2TB WD Green has fast write speed but slow read speed

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A:Processor not working correctly

It should first be stated that if your cpu wasn't working correctly , your computer wouldn't run at all.


Quote:





Originally Posted by Fillisel


When in Google Chrome my processor is used around 30%. This is with Razer Synapese open (To get the Sensitivity that suits me best while gaming) but it only uses a consistent 77,272 KB while google chrome uses over 300 KB and up.
)




Sounds like you simply have massive software lag somewhere. A browser should basically use about 5% when idle.

The easiest way to fix unwanted software changes is to simply do a system restore to a point when it was working properly.

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A:CD & DVD won't read correctly!

Please do not double post. You should stick with this thread since it looks like hardware issue than a multimedia one.

Requesting closing thread and reply to the link above.
 

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Quote:





Originally Posted by amanda_s


Unfortunately it didn?t work as promised by the Microsoft documentation. More research for me, unless someone else has a clue?




Hello all,

I have a similar problem. In my case xp pro recognizes only 3.5 of the 4 Gigs installed. However, both bios and vista show the correct values.

Could this have something to do with having dual channel memory installed and dual booting xp pro 32 with vista ultimate 64?

My system:
Q6600 quad core, Gigabyte P35C-DS3R, 4 gigs super talent RAM

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:XP doesn’t read ram correctly

Quote:





Originally Posted by nofreewill


Hello all,

I have a similar problem. In my case xp pro recognizes only 3.5 of the 4 Gigs installed. However, both bios and vista show the correct values.

Could this have something to do with having dual channel memory installed and dual booting xp pro 32 with vista ultimate 64?

My system:
Q6600 quad core, Gigabyte P35C-DS3R, 4 gigs super talent RAM

Any help would be greatly appreciated.




Ok, found this comment on another help site:

"Hoopsomuah

Windows XP Pro+SP2 32-bit version can use 4 GB Ram. As it starts it uses 0.5
GB and therefore shows 3.5 GB available. To show more than 3.5 GB you need
to install the 64 bit Windows on your system.

Uncle John
"

Guess I'll have to upgrade to xp 64 to fix it.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-doesn-t-read-ram-correctly-226291.html
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A:CPU-Z doesn't read my CPU frequency correctly!

What does cpu-z say when cpu is under load? Your processor may have some kind of speed control.

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A:XP doesn’t read ram correctly, but BIOS does.

Most memory is not ECC, so I suspect that's what you're seeing.

Exactly what CAD application do you use that requires 4gigabytes of RAM? In almost every case I've ever seen, memory past 1-2 gigabytes is wasted and doesn't add any performance...

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-doesn-t-read-ram-correctly-but-bios-does-11806.html
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A:Is my HD in the right place and configured/being read correctly?

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Hi

check the mouse settings. try lowering or raising the speeds in their.

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A:Processor speed

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You can't simply compare mhz anymore. You have to compare the architectures. Are they both the same processor type, or are they two different kinds?

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A:Help on Processor Speed

I'll cut the geeky crap and get right down to the point.

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A:WIN NT Processor Speed?

Start , run , then type "dxdiag" without the quotes and it is under the system tab .
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-nt-processor-speed.194555/
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A:amd processor speed

Your FSB is likely set incorrectly. It is likey set at 100, instead of 166Mhz. You should find this setting in the CMOS setting or on the motherboard via jumper settings.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/amd-processor-speed.164766/
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A:Processor Speed is Way Down

At first glance you have a hdd with a total capacity of 112 GB with 1.025 GB of free space.

You have less than ten percent of free space, you need more free space for swap space. This will most certainly slow your computer.

I would suggest defragmenting your hdd and do the disk cleanup.

I would also suggest either deleting files and programs which you don't need, or add an external hdd to transfer your data to.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/483282/processor-speed-is-way-down/
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A:Intel PII MMX Processor Speed?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slot_1

It's a slot 1 PII - if you can't read the info on the side of the CPU then you are probably SOL

You might find one on eBay for a buck so I'd get a couple that were different MHZ - try one until it works.
Start on the low side - 250 or 333mhz
Also I believe you can adjust the MB to different speed CPU's with jumpers on the MB
Google is your best bet...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/intel-pii-mmx-processor-speed.670947/
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Hello all, I'm hoping you can help me out.
My setup is:
AMD 1.1 proc
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My problem is that I did a reformat last week, and now my computer reads the processor as an 850 instead of 1.1
Anyone know of a way to correct this? Hopefully without reformatting again.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

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:Processor and speed issues

I would suggest starting here.

http://www.techspot.com/community/t...lware-preliminary-removal-instructions.58138/

Sounds like malware or something to me.

Ensure your antivirus, firewall and windows are up to date and run a full scan.
 

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Anybody got a clue about that? I've never even looked into overclocking (underclocking ? ) and have not changed anything in BIOS relative to the processor. This is on my Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop machine with and AMD Turion 64 X 2 processor running XP Home.

See the attached thumbnail

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A:Solved: Processor Speed

This is completely normal .

Modern CPUs (especially mobile ones - like yours) will lower their clocks to preserve energy and emit less heat while they just sit idle or when under low load.

If you launch a heavy program then the clocks will speed up until they reach full speed.

Try launching a heavy application, ALT+TAB and check your clocks again.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-processor-speed.856910/
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A:Processor speed reduced

Or its the power saving kicking in or it has a really dirty heatsink causing throttle down to reduce heat.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/246354-processor-speed-reduced.html
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A:Processor Speed Reduced.

You might like to start with steps as listed here: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Also, with all due respect, the G31 motherboards are rather cheap and I'd be a little skeptical as to the reliability and performance of those motherboards. I had a couple, and had several problems. I have since learned to spend a few extra dollars on the motherboard, and spend less on repairs and and stress medication

You may have a fairly messed up system, trying to install Windows x86 over x64, and then using an XP disk. Perhaps a clean install would be a good place to start?

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Installed Memory = 4.0GB
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A:Change Processor Speed

A pentium 4 3.0Ghz CPU has a front side bus speed 133Mhz. And quad pumped 133x4 is 533Mhz.

Now, your RAM is DDR2 ram, so you take the FSB speed of 133Mhz and double it to 266Mhz (DDR part). Then you take the x2 part and take 266 x 2 = 533Mhz.

Thus, your RAM is going to run at 533Mhz. The way to increase the RAM speed is to overclock the CPU and increase it's FSB speed. You could then take the FSB to 200 and then that would run your ram at 800Mhz. However, the Dell is not likely going to let you make these changes.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/192557-change-processor-speed.html
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Could anyome shed any light or has anyone experianced this before?

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Windows ME
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A:how do I find out the processor speed?

Without downloading anhything you can go to Start -> Run -> type DXIDIAG and press ENTER. It should tell you the speed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-find-out-the-processor-speed.511543/
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A:Processor speed lower than it should be

If you know what model your motherboard is, please post it here.

Otherwise, download CPU-Z from here.

Click on the Mainboard tab.

Post here whatever it says in that section.

Regards
 

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A:Getting up to speed: 1.33ghz processor will only run at 1 ghz

what sort of ram/dimm do you have in it? because if it is generic, or not the specified ram, then it may cause your cpu to run at a lower frequency, ie 1ghz..
 

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A:Cache vs. Processor speed

I guess the best way would be to find a web site that showed the performance of all the cpus. I saw one the other day that have every single intel cpu for the last 5 years or so in a giant lineup of benchmarks. Of course I can't find it now

In my general experience though, if the CPU technology is the same or very similar than clock speed rules and memory and cache are of little real world consequence.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/87895-cache-vs-processor-speed.html
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A:processor running at 1/3 speed WTF

If you look a little closer you will see that the FSB speed is the same but your multiplier has dropped to x4 in Windows 7, which is most likely to to save power and prolong the life of your components, if you start doing something that is more intensive and requires more power you should see the multiplier rise to the default again.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/8812-processor-running-1-3-speed-wtf.html
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A:Help With New Computer Ram Vs. Processor Speed!

It to me sounds like you use a dial up connection?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/51997/help-with-new-computer-ram-vs-processor-speed/
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