Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Pentium 4 3.06Ghz shows as 2.3Ghz

Last response: in CPUs
Share
August 15, 2013 5:57:16 AM

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?
August 15, 2013 6:20:39 AM

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?

m
0
l
August 15, 2013 6:25:17 AM

antiglobal said:
Maybe it is throttling due to overheating. Maybe it is underclocked, try resetting the BIOS.

oh ok thx ;) 

m
0
l
Related resources
a b à CPUs
August 15, 2013 6:26:43 AM

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).
m
0
l
August 15, 2013 6:33:57 AM

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).


m
0
l
August 15, 2013 6:39:44 AM

antiglobal said:
It supports...

Yup it doe say it supports it.
m
0
l
August 15, 2013 6:46:44 AM

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).
m
0
l
August 15, 2013 6:50:13 AM

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 ;) 
m
0
l
August 15, 2013 6:54:53 AM

antiglobal said:
Then it does not support, I believe.


Found the Ram here
Exact link :p 
m
0
l
August 15, 2013 7:01:21 AM

antiglobal said:
That one is even slower.


hehe, cheapest one I could find, thanks anyway ;) 
m
0
l
August 16, 2013 11:55:16 AM

antiglobal said:
That one is even slower.


Is it possible to OC ram safley?

m
0
l
!