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wrong processor speed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by supermanno, Jan 3, 2004.

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  1. supermanno

    supermanno Thread Starter

    Jan 3, 2004
    Hi again! When I built my computer I installed a 2.1 GHz processor. However when the system boots up, it says that the processor is a 1.4 GHz. Is my processor defective or something else? I have an Athlon.

    thanks a lot
  2. flyeater


    Dec 27, 2000
    Have you checked your bus speed in the BIOS?
  3. McTimson


    Aug 15, 2002
    I don't see what this has to do with Games, but whatever....

    You have to go into your BIOS when the computer first starts, and change the FSB (Front Side Bus) to its' appropriate setting, if you ahve a Barton core processor, then it's 166 (or 333, it can show either one), and if you don't have a Barton, then set it as 133 (or 266).

    To get into your BIOS, hit Delete, or F1, or it should say on the bottom of the screen when it first starts, then read your motherboard manual to find out how to get to the clock speeds...it should be under advanced chipset stuff, or something like that.
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