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350 Mhz Processor being seen as 175 Mhz

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ShockFu, Jan 22, 2005.

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  1. ShockFu

    ShockFu Thread Starter

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    I've been using my old AMD 350 MHz back-up machine lately, out of necessity. Several diagnostic apps, such as Belarc Adviser are reporting it to be 175 MHz. The boot menu is saying 350.
    Why is this happening, and what can I do to get my 350 MHz. chip to be seen for what it actually is?
    It's bad enough that I'm forced to use the old boy right now, but I'd be a lot happier if the diagnostic apps were seeing it for what it is.
    Any ideas folks??
     
  2. Dan O

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    What does Windows report.

    Right click My Computer select Properties to view it.

    If it correct I would not worry about some third party utility is reporting.
     
  3. ShockFu

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    I'm running Win 2K Pro. Properties only tells me that it'a an authentic AMD Processor. There is no mention of it's speed. Thanx for the reply.
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    Go to Programs/accessories/system tools/system information
    see what it says.
     
  5. ShockFu

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    Here's the whole report:
    System Information report written at: 01/22/2005 07:32:37 PM
    [System Summary]

    Item Value
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name FUMACHINE
    System Manufacturer System Manufacturer
    System Model System Name
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 5 Model 8 Stepping 12 AuthenticAMD ~175 Mhz
    BIOS Version DMI Ver-2.0, Aug 24, 1995
    Windows Directory C:\WINNT
    System Directory C:\WINNT\system32
    Boot Device \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
    Locale United States
    User Name FUMACHINE\Administrator
    Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 261,616 KB
    Available Physical Memory 142,980 KB
    Total Virtual Memory 1,013,216 KB
    Available Virtual Memory 663,184 KB
    Page File Space 751,600 KB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    I don't get it!
     
  6. DaveBurnett

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    Bios setting????? or a jumper on the mobo (can't see how that would change). What motherboard is it?
     
  7. ShockFu

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    You're probably right. My daughter and son-in- law were trying to get a 500 MHz chip to work in it a couple years back. Wouldn't work in this unit. Mobo is MS-5169 ATX AL9 MB. They probably changed some jumpers during that attempt. Guess I'll have to open her up and compare the board settings to the manual. Hopefully it'll be there. I'll post the results, probably tomorrow. Little tired now! Thank you.
     
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