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Old 09-06-2005, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased a pentium 4 2.8 HT cpu. For some reason my system, using 2 different MBs only shows it as a 1.87 ghz and my computer is acting extremely odd, any ideas?

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Old 09-07-2005, 06:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably you could find here something useful:

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Old 09-07-2005, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm sure you need to set your BIOS to the correct CPU speed.

But since you didn't give too many details on your CPU besides it's overall clock speed I can't really help you.

It always has it's multiplier and it's base frequency...as an example

200MHz x 14 = 2.8GHz

if yours was set to 133 instead of 200 that'd result in

133MHz x 14 = 1.8GHz

not saying those are the exact numbers, but I'm just pointing out chances are it's a setting within the BIOS that needs changing
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Old 09-08-2005, 01:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well you were correct, I found the option in the bios to change the speed up and I did, but it also ups the mhz of my ram. And causes my computer to just reboot because my memory is running too hot.
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then you need PC3200 or better RAM
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