CPU Speed Error

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jfactor01, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. jfactor01

    jfactor01 Guest

    I noticed after booting my computer today that my CPU is now registering as a "1600+ Unkown CPU" and i'm now only getting 1.40Ghz. The CPU is a Athlon XP 2000+ , it's always been fine but for some reason its changed, I haven't made any system changes what so ever so i'm not sure what the problem is.
     
  2. Smelly-Finger

    Smelly-Finger OSNN Junior Addict

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    Happened to me as well, sort of.

    My CMOS battery died and when I powered down it lost the settings in the bios so I had to change the FSB freq and the mulitplier each time I booted until I changed the battery.

    Have a look just to check your settings
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    what does is your fsb in the bios...

    it should report as 133... if it isn't than there lies your answer..
     
  4. jfactor01

    jfactor01 Guest

    My mobo isn't very good, it wont let me see the FSB through BIOS I don't think.
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    there should be some software that allows you to see the fsb...

    actually just go to control panel > system and report what speed it is showing over there :)
     
  6. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    What motherboard do you have? As mentioned, I'd say your CMOS battery is dying, thats the only explanation if you haven't changed any settings.
     
  7. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Use this and you will get the info needed just unpack and click the exe :)