Solved: Why is the clock speed of my cpu off?

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Do you know what make and model your motherboard is. It may be just something to do with uping the multiplier to the one that is correct for the CPU. Also do you know what model CPU was in there before?
 
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You have to set the FSB in the bios to 166MHz (this may be displayed as 333Mhz) and the multiplier to 13 this will mean that it runs at 166x13=2158Mhz
 

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You have to set the FSB in the bios to 166MHz (this may be displayed as 333Mhz) and the multiplier to 13 this will mean that it runs at 166x13=2158Mhz
Okay, so if I want the correct speed to show up what do I have to set the multiplier too?
 
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That is something that AMD did to advertise. As far as I know that was what intel cpu they could compete with. Like the 3200 (2.2Ghz) was designed to compete with the Pentium 4 3.2Ghz. That is what I have been told.
 

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Wow, thanks for telling me. I guess I should have stayed with what I had. I would have been better off. Live and learn. Thanks.:)
 

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Well the 3000 CPU you bought should still be a little faster but not by much.

Okay so if it says it has a clock speed of 2.1 and it only has a clock speed of 1.75, but it is still faster than my 2600 it is because of .....what?
 
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no, if you set the FSB and the multiplier to the correct values in the bios it will run faster than your old one. You need to change the multiplier to 13x.
 
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