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GA-965P-S3 problem detecting system specs, please help

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December 5, 2006 4:25:08 PM

I just built my first system, and I think I have a few problems.
When I used the Easy Tune Center that came with the motherboard to check my system specifications, I noticed that in the 'CPU' menu under 'System', It showed that the Front Side Bus is " 266.67", and the Core 2 Duo E6600 is supposed to have a FSB of 1066MHZ? It showed that the System Bus was 1066.68, but that was not the case for Front Side Bus. Is 266 the correct number, or is there someway I can fix this?
Also, it showed that L1 Cache had 32 KBytes, but that L2 Cache was grayed out and "N/A". Is that supposed to happen, because for the Core 2 Duo E6600, Layer 2 cache is "4M sharing" ?

Another problem was, in the SPD menu under 'System Menu', it showed the Max Bandwidth of the RAM as PC 4800 (303MHZ). The RAM I bought is supposed to be PC 4200 at 533 MHZ, does the menu show the correct settings, or can I fix this? Under the SPD Timing table in the SPD Menu, 266MHZ, &200MHZ. However, under another menu, the "Memory" frequency was 532. So I'm confused.

I'm a newbie to what its supposed to show. Thanks for any and all help!
December 5, 2006 4:28:25 PM

Try downloading CPU-z from Google and run it, to get a second set of readings, before you get any more worried!
December 5, 2006 4:35:49 PM

Wow, that was a fast reply, thanks!
But yeah, I also downloaded 3DMark and from the results there, it showed L2 Cache as 4mb, so thats good. But the CPU info showed: " External Clock 266.0 MHz ". Is that supposed to be correct?

The RAM on 3DMark is good though, with each at 533 Mhz.
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December 5, 2006 5:07:05 PM

266MHz is the system clock. The FSB is quad-pumped based upon this frequency which means 4 data transfers take place for each system clock cycle.

266 MHz * 4(transfers per Hz) = 1066 Mega transfers per second
December 5, 2006 5:31:14 PM

Oh ok, I didn't know that. Now I do, thanks!