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CPU speed wrong, can't change BIOS

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cornfused, Sep 10, 2008.

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  1. Cornfused

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    My old CPU was 2.40GHz and I replaced it with a 2.53GHz. System information and BIOS still show it as 2.40GHz. One thread said go into BIOS and change the CPU setting but I can't do that in my BIOS, it just states what the CPU is and the speed, it doesn't give the option to change anything. Is there anything I can do, or is this enough information? I have XP SP2 and an ASUS P4G800-V motherboard. Will clearing the RTC RAM do anything for me? I'm looking at the manual for my board and it mentions that. I know just enough about computers to mess things up really bad, that's why I'm here asking for help first.
     
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    Look in the bios and see if there is a selection to
    enable advanced settings.
    It should give you CPU control.
     
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    The only option I have is disable or enable Hyper-Threading technology. The manual says the CPU Configuration menu shows CPU info auto-detected by BIOS. I don't understand why it is still auto-detecting a 240GHz CPU.
     
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    the bus speed for 2.53cpu may be different to the speed for the 2.4 cpu it may be necessary to access the mother board to reset the bus speed.check the mother board manual..
     
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    My BIOS is v02.54. edit on the BIOS. It was dated 2003 and I found some updated BIOS at their site but nothing mentions being able to change CPU speed/type.

    edit: That can't be the BIOS version, the newest version doesn't even go that high. The balck screen that shows the BIOS version flashes so quickly I can't read the BIOS version. Is there a way to freeze that screen so I can see it?

    http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

    For some reason the above link doesn't go to the page with my BIOS on it, it goes to the download support home page.:confused:

    If you put Motherboard/Socket478/P4G800-V in the pulldowns and hit search it'll take you there after selecting WinXP for an OS.

    I haven't pulled the CPU out to look at it, it has to be this one, based on the specs:

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium_4/Intel-Pentium%204%202.53%20GHz%20-%20RK80532PE061512%20(BX80532PE2533D).html

    The description from the packing list says:
    Intel Pentium 4 2530 512K 533MHZ BUS 478 P4 OEM 2.53GHZ
     
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    You can press the pause key to try to stop it,
    then press enter to continue.
     
  8. Antimath

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    Cornfused,

    Have you changed the switches on your motherboard? It might be that you can't go beyond 2.40Ghz without doing this.

    If you have then, yes, as others have said, check your BIOS version, and that this gives support for your new CPU.

    The BIOS version for my old IBM PC looked more or less something like this: PDKT22A. The executable file to flash EPROM the selfsame 'code'. I know on entering the Config/Setup at boot up it read with a few extra characters. This is an IBM BIOS, how yours might appear I don't know, but it is perhaps less apparent than v02.54 is my point.
     
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