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Bios restricting cpu frequency

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rory34, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. rory34

    rory34 Thread Starter

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    hi,

    i have recently upgrade my processor from a intel pentium d 950 to a intel core 2 duo e8400.

    i have a ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard which the E8400 is compatible with and seems to restrict the frequency of the processor from 3.0ghz which it should be running to 2.0ghz, has anyone got any advice on this matter?
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    You might need a BIOS update. Have you checked with Asus?
     
  3. rory34

    rory34 Thread Starter

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    ye i have updated teh bios from v1001 to v1201 which supports my cpu and it stills restricts teh cpu frequency?
     
  4. eddebaby

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    I'd say check in the bios that the multiplier is correct (9x) and that it is using the correct Frontside Bus frequency (should be listed as 233MHz in the BIOS). Is it showing exactly 2Ghz? Or is it 1.8GHz? If it is 1.8Ghz then I reckon it is still using the FSB setting from the Pentium D you had in there.

    Sorry if this is complete rubbish - I only got my first Core2Duo on Friday so I'm still warming up. Before that I've been stuck in the Athlon XP family.:eek:
     
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