Proccesor GHz decrease

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Tackaka

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Not too long ago my house had a power failure, the computer was pluged in than. After the power went back on, I swiched the comp on. But than I noticed that the GHz of the CPU decreased. I tried to download new drivers, changed the little round battery thingie inside the computer, even set all BIOS features to default. Any suggestions on how I could get my CPU speed back up?

Here are my comuters characteristics:

1023.5 MB of Ram
nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400
Video card: nVidia GeForce FX 5500 (128.0 Mb)
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) - X86 Family 6 Model 10 - Before power failure 1.95 GHz. After failure 1.15 Ghz.
Windows XP
 
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Do a full reset of the BIOS settings. Unplug the machine from the wall socket (IMPORTANT), remove the BIOS battery and go and have a coffee. Come back, reinstall the battery and test.
 
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It sounds like the FSB speed has dropped to 100MHz, you need to find this setting and set it back to 166MHz. It's often controlled by a set of jumpers on the motherboard, but in your case it sounds like a setting in the BIOS.
 

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Socket A boards that support a duron cpu will default to a fsb of 100 [so the duron will boot] It is a simple matter to reset the fsb. In your case [from the specs you posted] you have a multi of 11.5 and need a fsb of 166. If you post exact specs on the system I can be sure, however I would bet that is what you have.
 

Tackaka

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It sounds like the FSB speed has dropped to 100MHz, you need to find this setting and set it back to 166MHz. It's often controlled by a set of jumpers on the motherboard, but in your case it sounds like a setting in the BIOS.
Thanks a lot! This suggestion worked out well. The speed is back on!
 
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