Pentium 4 3.06Ghz shows as 2.3Ghz

Hi,
I have an old PC with a Pentium 4 3.06Ghz but in CPU-Z and the system information it shows as a 2.3Ghz one, I upgraded and before I had a 2.4 Ghz that showed as 1.8Ghz.
Is this a common flaw or is there something I can do to get more speed?
If it is a flaw, is the CPU still operating at 3.06Ghz?
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  1. antiglobal said:
    CPU frequency is shown while booting (right at the start), so see what it says.

    The bios says that it is 2.3 Ghz, however I bought it as 3.06ghz, and on it says 3.06 ghz + no such CPU exists (there is no P4 2.3Ghz), on Windows it says it is Pentium 4 3.06ghz, Penitum 4 2.3Ghz.
    May it be that the FSB speed is being deducted?
  2. antiglobal said:
    Maybe it is throttling due to overheating. Maybe it is underclocked, try resetting the BIOS.

    oh ok thx ;)
  3. Daniel120201 said:
    antiglobal said:
    CPU frequency is shown while booting (right at the start), so see what it says.

    The bios says that it is 2.3 Ghz, however I bought it as 3.06ghz, and on it says 3.06 ghz + no such CPU exists (there is no P4 2.3Ghz), on Windows it says it is Pentium 4 3.06ghz, Penitum 4 2.3Ghz.
    May it be that the FSB speed is being deducted?



    Check that your RAM supports the full FSB speed (533MHz).
  4. FunSurfer said:
    Daniel120201 said:
    antiglobal said:
    CPU frequency is shown while booting (right at the start), so see what it says.

    The bios says that it is 2.3 Ghz, however I bought it as 3.06ghz, and on it says 3.06 ghz + no such CPU exists (there is no P4 2.3Ghz), on Windows it says it is Pentium 4 3.06ghz, Penitum 4 2.3Ghz.
    May it be that the FSB speed is being deducted?



    well my mobo is: http://
    and I'll have to check later about if it's overheating.

    Check that your RAM supports the full FSB speed (533MHz).
  5. antiglobal said:
    It supports...

    Yup it doe say it supports it.
  6. antiglobal said:
    Oh, sorry. Motherboard supports it, but you should check if RAM supports it as well.

    I have 2GB of DDR-333 (I think).
  7. antiglobal said:
    Then it does not support, I believe.


    aah crap, oh thanks anyway, the PC still works fine so yeah :P
    Games that require 3.06Ghz of speed don't support the GPU so yeah :P
    Thanks ;)
  8. antiglobal said:
    Then it does not support, I believe.


    Found the Ram here
    Exact link :P
  9. antiglobal said:
    That one is even slower.


    hehe, cheapest one I could find, thanks anyway ;)
  10. antiglobal said:
    That one is even slower.


    Is it possible to OC ram safley?
  11. antiglobal said:


    What frequencies would you recomend me to OC it to? If you know, what will be the performance gain?
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