System running at 1.1Ghz instead of 3GHz HELP!!

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Damonc

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Firstly let me start off with the specs of the system they are

Mainboard - MSI K6Delta - Model number MS-6590 Ver2
CPU - AMD Althon XP 3200+
RAM - 1GB PC3200 (2x512MB)
Video - Siluro FX5200 128MB
OS - WinXP Pro

The problem that we are having with the system is when the BIOS is set to "auto" it runs at 1.1GHz. After a bit of fiddling around in the BIOS we might be lucky to get it to 2.21GHz (with some instability).

Can anyone tell us how to get the system running at its proper speed? And what is the proper speed of the CPU - is it possible to get 3GHz with the above hardware?
 
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My guess is with the early settings the FSB was set to 266, as I have seen many BIOSs default to it. The factory clock of the XP3200+ is 2.167GHz, if memory serves. The only way you would get 3 GHz is to overclock, which I would not recommend.
 

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gethedge said:
My guess is with the early settings the FSB was set to 266, as I have seen many BIOSs default to it. The factory clock of the XP3200+ is 2.167GHz, if memory serves. The only way you would get 3 GHz is to overclock, which I would not recommend.
that doesn't sound right.. as the XP2200+ CPU runs at 2GHz...
 

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amd will run equivlant to an intel processor but it does not have the same gigs on the processor... like 2500 will run close to a 2.5 gig intel but it is only running at 1800mhz... 3200 will run equivlant to a intel 3.06 but it is 2.1 gig. When dealing with amd never go by gigs go by the benchmarks they show everything... AMD Rules ... just my opinion... i am a gamer so that is why i use amd over intel they seem to play games ALOT better then intel...(my opinion)
 
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