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Proccesor GHz decrease

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tackaka, Apr 11, 2008.

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  1. Tackaka

    Tackaka Thread Starter

    Jan 11, 2008
    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
  2. kev1952


    Jul 10, 2007
    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.
  3. Arcadion


    Sep 1, 2004
    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.
  4. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    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.
  5. Tackaka

    Tackaka Thread Starter

    Jan 11, 2008
    Thanks a lot! This suggestion worked out well. The speed is back on!
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