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Bios Setting Wrong Ram Speed After Upgrade

Q: Bios Setting Wrong Ram Speed After Upgrade

I have recently upgraded the ram on my HP ProDesk G i - S computer from x GB to x GB using GSkill Sniper nbsp memory sticks part number nbsp F - C D- Ram Speed Bios Setting Wrong Upgrade After GSR The new nbsp memory nbsp sticks nbsp were nbsp tested on nbsp another computer and known to be working OK nbsp My HP ProDesk recognises the correct amount of ram nbsp and boots successfully However after nbsp running nbsp cpu-z to check the ram Bios Setting Wrong Ram Speed After Upgrade settings it appears the bios has underclocked the ram from mhz to mhz The original x gb of HP ram were running correctly at mhz I have checked the bios setting and confirmed it is now set at mhz There are no bios settings that nbsp I can find that allow me to manually nbsp adjust the nbsp memory setting nbsp I have checked the HP manual which states memory must be nbsp - industry-standard -pin nbsp - unbuffered non-ECC PC - DDR - MHz-compliant nbsp - volt or volt DDR DDR L-SDRAM DIMMs nbsp - support CAS latency DDR MHz - - timing nbsp - nbsp contain the mandatory JEDEC SPD information nbsp From what I can nbsp tell the GSkill Sniper memory sticks meet these requirements nbsp On checking the nbsp Newegg website I found the following statement listed under the specifications for this memory - to reach rated memory speed enabling Intel XMP profile or manual BIOS tuning is required nbsp Is there an issue with my HP computer nbsp reading the ram settings If so is there something else nbsp in the ram specifications that I should be looking for when selecting new ram for my computer
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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.
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Did you try setting BIOS to fail safe defaults?
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Enter you BIOS, select Exit, and choose Load Default Settings.
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What does these options do?? DO THEY EVEN AFFECT THE RAMS' SPEED? :suspiciou
Is it even knowticeable? ive played around, and nothing really happend. What is the shadowing options?? any optium options for my P3 850Mhz, 32mb tnt2, 451mb ramed, comp??

my dial up is 31.2kbs
why isnt it 56kb? thats what i sposly bought.. :haha:

A:BIOS RAM speed setting, maximizing efficency..

Yasmeen said:

I've just bought new sdram, 256.
my ram is 256+128+64 in the bios, i can change it from :
sdram 10ns, sdram 8ns, normal, fast, turbo.
What does these options do?? DO THEY EVEN AFFECT THE RAMS' SPEED?Click to expand...

can under or overclock the speed of the memory stick ,but not much here,to,see real change need to change the mhz make sure all ram is 133mhz if motherboard can handle it.if one stick is slower they will all clock to that one

Is it even noticeable?Click to expand...

not just that change ,good for a real memory draining app.

What is the shadowing options??Click to expand...

shadow video ROM,if running nt this should be disabled OS will run better

my dial up is 31.2kbs
why isnt it 56kb?Click to expand...

you will never see 56kbs through put,I don't know where you got those speeds from ??settings or actual internet clocked speeds??
if this is a setting could be your isp has you set here
can be changed ,may increase connection speeds
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Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
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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:Help setting RAM speed

Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla

So I just bought a new Mobo/RAM combo.


RAM: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 4GB (2x2) 1600MHz kit.

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Well we need some more details here.

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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Could anyone help me?

Thank you.
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A:Windows 7 showing wrong CPU speed.

Don't forget to turn off both C1E halt state and also "speed step", unless the bios settings were messed with that should work. But in most cases and if you aren't overclocking those settings can save power and are very useful.

Make sure you aren't using one of those lame Windows overclock utilities because they will mess with your bios settings big time.
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control panel > system and maintenance > system

Proccessor: Intel(r) Core(TM)2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66Ghz 1.00Ghz
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is it my cpu on the way out?
or is that my FSB?
or something else entirely?


A:Solved: cpu clock speed wrong?

Do you have CPU throttling enabled.
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because it's not being used at this time.
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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.

If XP definitely says its the wrong speed, please post back some more details of your system and its specs, particularly mobo.
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A:Windows 7 reports wrong cpu speed?

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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can you get to system settings in bios?
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A:AMD A10-6800K Motherboard Setting Wrong Voltages and Clock Speeds

Go into the BIOS and change the DRAM voltage to 1.60 or 1.65V and set the timing as u see XMP-2132
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Do you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard?

BTW, Welcome to Techspot!!
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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.
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A:optiplex 240 front side bus speed is wrong

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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: Regards.
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A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.
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A:help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00


Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)

I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).

You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.

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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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Way to vague to give any useful answer, details and exact wording are critical.
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Hi, Shut down the notebook by holding down the left Shift key as you click on Shutdown to temporarily prevent a hybrid boot. Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to see if this will launch the Start-up Menu.  If it does, select f10 to enter the bios menu. Regards, DP-K
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IBM is where you would get a BIOS:

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