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Anonymous
July 4, 2005 4:35:17 PM

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Howdy People, hope you can help me.
When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag it used to say that
my processor was:

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz

Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it happened but now when
I
check the system specs it says:

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz

Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor than it really does,
will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly as if it were to
say it was
still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to officially set the
records
straight. can anyone help me out?
thanks for your time.

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July 4, 2005 4:35:18 PM

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In article <#y3E#ADgFHA.3428@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
imseeingrobots@hotmail.com, Luigi says...

> Howdy People, hope you can help me.
> When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag it used to say that
> my processor was:
>
> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
>
> Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it happened but now when
> I
> check the system specs it says:
>
> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
>
> Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor than it really does,
> will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly as if it were to
> say it was
> still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to officially set the
> records
> straight. can anyone help me out?
> thanks for your time.
>
>
>

Sometimes an eroneous shutdown will reset the processor speed to the
lowest to protect the machine, my machine does this sometimes.....During
bootup you may see an option for "setup" to enter BIOS....Check your
processor settings there......I'm not familiar with your MB as you did
not mention it but this could be one suggestion to try........
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 4:35:19 PM

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It sounds like the FSB speed for your processor was changed for some reason.

You can fix this by going into your bios and setting it back to the correct
setting.


--
Gary Tsang
Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp


"ByTor" <ByTor@snowdog.com> wrote in message
news:0E%xe.72170$016.45803@fe09.usenetserver.com...
> In article <#y3E#ADgFHA.3428@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
> imseeingrobots@hotmail.com, Luigi says...
>
>> Howdy People, hope you can help me.
>> When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag it used to say
>> that
>> my processor was:
>>
>> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
>>
>> Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it happened but now
>> when
>> I
>> check the system specs it says:
>>
>> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
>>
>> Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor than it really
>> does,
>> will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly as if it were
>> to
>> say it was
>> still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to officially set
>> the
>> records
>> straight. can anyone help me out?
>> thanks for your time.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Sometimes an eroneous shutdown will reset the processor speed to the
> lowest to protect the machine, my machine does this sometimes.....During
> bootup you may see an option for "setup" to enter BIOS....Check your
> processor settings there......I'm not familiar with your MB as you did
> not mention it but this could be one suggestion to try........
>
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Anonymous
July 4, 2005 4:57:25 PM

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>> Howdy People, hope you can help me.
>> When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag it used to say
>> that
>> my processor was:
>>
>> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
>>
>> Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it happened but now
>> when
>> I
>> check the system specs it says:
>>
>> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
>>
>> Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor than it really
>> does,
>> will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly as if it were
>> to
>> say it was
>> still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to officially set
>> the
>> records
>> straight. can anyone help me out?
>> thanks for your time.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Sometimes an eroneous shutdown will reset the processor speed to the
> lowest to protect the machine, my machine does this sometimes.....During
> bootup you may see an option for "setup" to enter BIOS....Check your
> processor settings there......I'm not familiar with your MB as you did
> not mention it but this could be one suggestion to try........
>

Thanks, My systems info is:
Motherboard: WinFast NF4UK8AA (Foxconn)
------------------
System Information
------------------
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
(2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 211MB used, 2249MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Thank you for your help, I will try it out however when it comes to the BIOS
I am never too what I am doing :)  but I will have a safe look at it now :) .
Any suggestions on whats safe to change? or what I may be looking for?
July 4, 2005 4:57:26 PM

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In article <#ziVYNDgFHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
imseeingrobots@hotmail.com, Luigi says...
> >> Howdy People, hope you can help me.
> >> When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag it used to say
> >> that
> >> my processor was:
> >>
> >> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
> >>
> >> Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it happened but now
> >> when
> >> I
> >> check the system specs it says:
> >>
> >> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
> >>
> >> Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor than it really
> >> does,
> >> will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly as if it were
> >> to
> >> say it was
> >> still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to officially set
> >> the
> >> records
> >> straight. can anyone help me out?
> >> thanks for your time.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Sometimes an eroneous shutdown will reset the processor speed to the
> > lowest to protect the machine, my machine does this sometimes.....During
> > bootup you may see an option for "setup" to enter BIOS....Check your
> > processor settings there......I'm not familiar with your MB as you did
> > not mention it but this could be one suggestion to try........
> >
>
> Thanks, My systems info is:
> Motherboard: WinFast NF4UK8AA (Foxconn)
> ------------------
> System Information
> ------------------
> Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
> System Model: AWRDACPI
> BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
> Memory: 1024MB RAM
> Page File: 211MB used, 2249MB available
> Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
> DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
>
> Thank you for your help, I will try it out however when it comes to the BIOS
> I am never too what I am doing :)  but I will have a safe look at it now :) .
> Any suggestions on whats safe to change? or what I may be looking for?
>
>
>

Wierd board....He, He.

Found this for ya:

"If you're a little shy about poking around in the BIOS, Foxconn bundles
the NF4UK8AA with a software suite that allows you to play around with
various BIOS tweaking, monitoring, and even overclocking options from
Windows. Foxconn's "SuperStep" software actually offers some useful
hardware monitoring capabilities, but the interface is clunky at best.
Fortunately, the NF4UK8AA also supports NVIDIA's nTune system monitoring
and tweaking software, which is a much slicker application."

I'm not very fond of giving hardware advice on a board I'm not familiar
with as this board appears to lack a "multiplier" setting in the
BIOS....I have never fixed a board like that.....Give this a read,
according to the manufactorer they do have a utility....If the board is
under warranty and it's a free phone call give em a holler.....

http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2005q1/foxconn-nf4uk8...
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 4:57:26 PM

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Hi, Luigi.

Google for "winfast +NF4UK8AA". I got over 8,000 hits just now. Here's the
first one:
http://www.viperlair.com/reviews/cpu_mobo/foxconn/amd/s...

A couple of lines from that page:
"Winfast is more commonly known as Leadtek."

and, more to the point of your dilemma:
"Opening the box reveals a pile of cables and the all important instruction
manual."

Have you found and read "the all important instruction manual", Luigi?

Among other things, the manual should tell you (a) how to get into the BIOS
settings pages and (b) what those settings should be for YOUR board. (I
could tell you how to change the settings on my EPoX 8KDA3+, but that
wouldn't do you much good.) You might want to look at this page:
http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2005q1/foxconn-nf4uk8...

Among other things, this reviewer says, "Sadly, the NF4UK8AA's BIOS lacks
what is perhaps the most important ingredient for Athlon 64 overclocking:
CPU multiplier control." I don't know how this affects your problem.

I looked at Leadtek.com, but couldn't even find that model number. :>(
Perhaps you can find it there. You should be able to download the manual if
you can't find your original.

But I do agree with the other posters: your problem is in your computer's
hardware and BIOS. It is NOT in Windows. When you get your BIOS right,
your WinXP will be right, too.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@corridor.net
Microsoft Windows MVP

"Luigi" <imseeingrobots@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23ziVYNDgFHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Howdy People, hope you can help me.
>>> When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag it used to say
>>> that
>>> my processor was:
>>>
>>> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
>>>
>>> Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it happened but now
>>> when
>>> I
>>> check the system specs it says:
>>>
>>> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
>>>
>>> Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor than it really
>>> does,
>>> will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly as if it were
>>> to
>>> say it was
>>> still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to officially set
>>> the
>>> records
>>> straight. can anyone help me out?
>>> thanks for your time.
>>>
>>
>> Sometimes an eroneous shutdown will reset the processor speed to the
>> lowest to protect the machine, my machine does this sometimes.....During
>> bootup you may see an option for "setup" to enter BIOS....Check your
>> processor settings there......I'm not familiar with your MB as you did
>> not mention it but this could be one suggestion to try........
>>
>
> Thanks, My systems info is:
> Motherboard: WinFast NF4UK8AA (Foxconn)
> ------------------
> System Information
> ------------------
> Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
> System Model: AWRDACPI
> BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
> Memory: 1024MB RAM
> Page File: 211MB used, 2249MB available
> Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
> DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
>
> Thank you for your help, I will try it out however when it comes to the
> BIOS
> I am never too what I am doing :)  but I will have a safe look at it now
> :) .
> Any suggestions on whats safe to change? or what I may be looking for?
July 4, 2005 4:57:27 PM

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"" wrote:
> In article <#ziVYNDgFHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
> imseeingrobots@hotmail.com, Luigi says...
> > >> Howdy People, hope you can help me.
> > >> When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag
> it used to say
> > >> that
> > >> my processor was:
> > >>
> > >> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX,
> 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
> > >>
> > >> Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it
> happened but now
> > >> when
> > >> I
> > >> check the system specs it says:
> > >>
> > >> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX,
> 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
> > >>
> > >> Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor
> than it really
> > >> does,
> > >> will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly
> as if it were
> > >> to
> > >> say it was
> > >> still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to
> officially set
> > >> the
> > >> records
> > >> straight. can anyone help me out?
> > >> thanks for your time.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > > Sometimes an eroneous shutdown will reset the processor
> speed to the
> > > lowest to protect the machine, my machine does this
> sometimes.....During
> > > bootup you may see an option for "setup" to enter
> BIOS....Check your
> > > processor settings there......I'm not familiar with your
> MB as you did
> > > not mention it but this could be one suggestion to
> try........
> > >
> >
> > Thanks, My systems info is:
> > Motherboard: WinFast NF4UK8AA (Foxconn)
> > ------------------
> > System Information
> > ------------------
> > Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
> Service Pack 2
> > (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> > System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
> > System Model: AWRDACPI
> > BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
> > Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow,
> ~1.0GHz
> > Memory: 1024MB RAM
> > Page File: 211MB used, 2249MB available
> > Windows Dir: C:WINDOWS
> > DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> > DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> > DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
> >
> > Thank you for your help, I will try it out however when it
> comes to the BIOS
> > I am never too what I am doing :)  but I will have a safe
> look at it now :) .
> > Any suggestions on whats safe to change? or what I may be
> looking for?
> >
> >
> >
>
> Wierd board....He, He.
>
> Found this for ya:
>
> "If you're a little shy about poking around in the BIOS,
> Foxconn bundles
> the NF4UK8AA with a software suite that allows you to play
> around with
> various BIOS tweaking, monitoring, and even overclocking
> options from
> Windows. Foxconn's "SuperStep" software actually offers some
> useful
> hardware monitoring capabilities, but the interface is clunky
> at best.
> Fortunately, the NF4UK8AA also supports NVIDIA's nTune system
> monitoring
> and tweaking software, which is a much slicker application."
>
> I'm not very fond of giving hardware advice on a board I'm not
> familiar
> with as this board appears to lack a "multiplier" setting in
> the
> BIOS....I have never fixed a board like that.....Give this a
> read,
> according to the manufactorer they do have a utility....If the
> board is
> under warranty and it's a free phone call give em a
> holler.....
>
> http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2005q1/foxconn-nf4uk8...

depends, if the clock speed is set lower then yes, but if it’s just
windows that thinks that, then no, after i have altered windows
security so im happy, i disable and remvoe so much that windows runs
happily with only 13 processes :D  if i didnt need print spooler, it
would be 12 :p , after that windows carnt even tell what CPU i have :p 
(which is a AMD 32bit 3200+)

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Anonymous
July 4, 2005 6:07:55 PM

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Hey, Thanks.
Already have the superstep program on my computer but do not know how
to use it to get the processor speed back to normal (or at least so that
windows
thinks it is). Am downloading the suggested nTune software now, but do now
know
how much help that will be except maybe a better looking than interface than
'SuperStep'. After checking the bios out, I could not find anything to
easily adjust
the cpu speed (and am too "shy" to really play around with it).
Got any ideas as to what would be safe for me to tweak up?



"ByTor" <ByTor@snowdog.com> wrote in message
news:Z%%xe.28731$i5.25570@fe70.usenetserver.com...
> In article <#ziVYNDgFHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
> imseeingrobots@hotmail.com, Luigi says...
>> >> Howdy People, hope you can help me.
>> >> When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag it used to say
>> >> that
>> >> my processor was:
>> >>
>> >> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
>> >>
>> >> Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it happened but now
>> >> when
>> >> I
>> >> check the system specs it says:
>> >>
>> >> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
>> >>
>> >> Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor than it really
>> >> does,
>> >> will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly as if it
>> >> were
>> >> to
>> >> say it was
>> >> still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to officially set
>> >> the
>> >> records
>> >> straight. can anyone help me out?
>> >> thanks for your time.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> > Sometimes an eroneous shutdown will reset the processor speed to the
>> > lowest to protect the machine, my machine does this
>> > sometimes.....During
>> > bootup you may see an option for "setup" to enter BIOS....Check your
>> > processor settings there......I'm not familiar with your MB as you did
>> > not mention it but this could be one suggestion to try........
>> >
>>
>> Thanks, My systems info is:
>> Motherboard: WinFast NF4UK8AA (Foxconn)
>> ------------------
>> System Information
>> ------------------
>> Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack
>> 2
>> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
>> System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
>> System Model: AWRDACPI
>> BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
>> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
>> Memory: 1024MB RAM
>> Page File: 211MB used, 2249MB available
>> Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
>> DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
>> DX Setup Parameters: Not found
>> DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
>>
>> Thank you for your help, I will try it out however when it comes to the
>> BIOS
>> I am never too what I am doing :)  but I will have a safe look at it now
>> :) .
>> Any suggestions on whats safe to change? or what I may be looking for?
>>
>>
>>
>
> Wierd board....He, He.
>
> Found this for ya:
>
> "If you're a little shy about poking around in the BIOS, Foxconn bundles
> the NF4UK8AA with a software suite that allows you to play around with
> various BIOS tweaking, monitoring, and even overclocking options from
> Windows. Foxconn's "SuperStep" software actually offers some useful
> hardware monitoring capabilities, but the interface is clunky at best.
> Fortunately, the NF4UK8AA also supports NVIDIA's nTune system monitoring
> and tweaking software, which is a much slicker application."
>
> I'm not very fond of giving hardware advice on a board I'm not familiar
> with as this board appears to lack a "multiplier" setting in the
> BIOS....I have never fixed a board like that.....Give this a read,
> according to the manufactorer they do have a utility....If the board is
> under warranty and it's a free phone call give em a holler.....
>
> http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2005q1/foxconn-nf4uk8...
>
>
July 4, 2005 6:07:56 PM

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In article <Od#R#0DgFHA.3164@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>,
imseeingrobots@hotmail.com, Luigi says...

My reply is at the bottom:

> Hey, Thanks.
> Already have the superstep program on my computer but do not know how
> to use it to get the processor speed back to normal (or at least so that
> windows
> thinks it is). Am downloading the suggested nTune software now, but do now
> know
> how much help that will be except maybe a better looking than interface than
> 'SuperStep'. After checking the bios out, I could not find anything to
> easily adjust
> the cpu speed (and am too "shy" to really play around with it).
> Got any ideas as to what would be safe for me to tweak up?

The page really was not that helpful actually on adjustments....but as I
said I am not that familiar with what it suggests as far as voltage
manipulations & stuff.....Supposedly the software mentioned can
benchmark? It should truly tell you if it's running at normal
speed...I've yet to play arould with boards like that as I am used to
pin confuguration & BIOS multiplier settings. See if there is
documentation with the software, as I said a benchmark could reveal a
true reading and windows is just being stupid.

Go here: http://pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/default.asp

Click "New Members"
Click "Lets Go"

Let it analyze your machine....When a box pops up asking your connection
& use at ? fill it in and check "NO" for the silly try out......

When it reveals the summary click system & will confirm your speed....
If it's correct than I assume it's fine.....and if windows improperly
reports it still than I'm not sure where to go from there as I have
never encounterd this. If it confirms that you are running slow than
learn the software & go to the manuf site on the board or hit a hardware
NGroup


>
>
>
> "ByTor" <ByTor@snowdog.com> wrote in message
> news:Z%%xe.28731$i5.25570@fe70.usenetserver.com...
> > In article <#ziVYNDgFHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
> > imseeingrobots@hotmail.com, Luigi says...
> >> >> Howdy People, hope you can help me.
> >> >> When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag it used to say
> >> >> that
> >> >> my processor was:
> >> >>
> >> >> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
> >> >>
> >> >> Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it happened but now
> >> >> when
> >> >> I
> >> >> check the system specs it says:
> >> >>
> >> >> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
> >> >>
> >> >> Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor than it really
> >> >> does,
> >> >> will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly as if it
> >> >> were
> >> >> to
> >> >> say it was
> >> >> still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to officially set
> >> >> the
> >> >> records
> >> >> straight. can anyone help me out?
> >> >> thanks for your time.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > Sometimes an eroneous shutdown will reset the processor speed to the
> >> > lowest to protect the machine, my machine does this
> >> > sometimes.....During
> >> > bootup you may see an option for "setup" to enter BIOS....Check your
> >> > processor settings there......I'm not familiar with your MB as you did
> >> > not mention it but this could be one suggestion to try........
> >> >
> >>
> >> Thanks, My systems info is:
> >> Motherboard: WinFast NF4UK8AA (Foxconn)
> >> ------------------
> >> System Information
> >> ------------------
> >> Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack
> >> 2
> >> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> >> System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
> >> System Model: AWRDACPI
> >> BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
> >> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
> >> Memory: 1024MB RAM
> >> Page File: 211MB used, 2249MB available
> >> Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
> >> DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> >> DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> >> DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
> >>
> >> Thank you for your help, I will try it out however when it comes to the
> >> BIOS
> >> I am never too what I am doing :)  but I will have a safe look at it now
> >> :) .
> >> Any suggestions on whats safe to change? or what I may be looking for?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Wierd board....He, He.
> >
> > Found this for ya:
> >
> > "If you're a little shy about poking around in the BIOS, Foxconn bundles
> > the NF4UK8AA with a software suite that allows you to play around with
> > various BIOS tweaking, monitoring, and even overclocking options from
> > Windows. Foxconn's "SuperStep" software actually offers some useful
> > hardware monitoring capabilities, but the interface is clunky at best.
> > Fortunately, the NF4UK8AA also supports NVIDIA's nTune system monitoring
> > and tweaking software, which is a much slicker application."
> >
> > I'm not very fond of giving hardware advice on a board I'm not familiar
> > with as this board appears to lack a "multiplier" setting in the
> > BIOS....I have never fixed a board like that.....Give this a read,
> > according to the manufactorer they do have a utility....If the board is
> > under warranty and it's a free phone call give em a holler.....
> >
> > http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2005q1/foxconn-nf4uk8...
> >
July 5, 2005 3:14:43 PM

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In article <#y3E#ADgFHA.3428@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
imseeingrobots@hotmail.com, Luigi says...

> Howdy People, hope you can help me.
> When checking 'My Computer's Properties or DirectX Diag it used to say that
> my processor was:
>
> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
>
> Unfortunately I am unable to pinpoint exactly when it happened but now when
> I
> check the system specs it says:
>
> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
>
> Since the computer now thinks It has a slower processor than it really does,
> will it run slower? or will it still run just as smoothly as if it were to
> say it was
> still a 2.2GHz speed?... either way it would be good to officially set the
> records
> straight. can anyone help me out?
> thanks for your time.
>
>
>

And? Figure it out yet?
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