Motherboard - CPU speed wrong?????

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jay300zx, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Jay300zx

    Jay300zx OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi - I have a Gigabyte GA-8IRXP Mobo with an Intel P4 2.6Ghz Proc.

    On boot up it reports it running at 1.31 Ghz even though its recongnized by Windows as a 2.6 running at 1.3.

    In the manual the bios shows there should be a cpu clock ratio multiplier option (its set to x13)
    on my bios (the latest one) (f9) this option isnt there.

    Anyone help?

    Thanks
     
  2. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Well, can you get into the Bios? When you find the section for CPU settings, is there a manual / Auto setting you need to change that you overlooked?
     
  3. EuroTrash

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    Did you put this cpu and mb together? You may have to move a jumper on your board. I had this problem a few years back. The jumper limited the speed on the processor to almost half.
     
  4. Jay300zx

    Jay300zx OSNN One Post Wonder

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    cheers, yes I can get into biuos, but cannot find the multiplier anywhere. can find everything but that.

    as for the jumper - had a look around mbd - is there one on the GA-8IRXP board that does that?

    Will get manual and re-read later - cheers.
     
  5. ShepsCrook

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    If you can, take some pictures of your bios screens that you do have so we can see maybe where the option could be.
     
  6. Jay300zx

    Jay300zx OSNN One Post Wonder

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    cheers -
    no jumpers - so its not that.

    The Bios rev F2 (shown as an example in the user manual) - shows clearly a clock multiplier on the FREQ Setup Screen

    My Bios (F9) has had it removed. Its not anywhere - Ive been through every page 10 times over.
    Ive tried recovering or booting to second bios (its a DUAL Bios).

    Ive been on the Giga-byte site and can only get Bios Rev F7, F8 and F9.
     
  7. ming

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    You might be running the cpu underclocked as default, but using Gigabyte's overclocking software in windows to push up the speed.