My Phenom 955 is performing to slow. I can overclock it in AMD overdrive and the computer works fine. It is a pain though to have to overclock it again every time I turn unsleep my computer or turn it on. Is there a way to set the overclocking settings as my computer defaults.
Software has nothing to do with your CPU running at 800mhz.
You need to dump the program you are trying to use, uninstall it.
Go into the BIOS and make sure the CPU is being detected an set up correctly there. You may need a BIOS update.
Check your sleep state in the BIOS and your Windows power management settings in the Control Panel.
And update the BIOS if the CPU is not properly recognized, as noted.
edit: I fergit.
On one of the sub-menus (on the far right tab IIRC) in AOD there is a checkbox to lock your OC. It would probably be the most simple to set the cpu multi in the BIOS to 17, 17.5 or 18 in the BIOS (with maybe a slight bump in cpu voltage).
A similar bump in voltage with an OC to the IMC/NB would also help your performance in addition to your cpu OC.
I i JUst buy a new motherboard from an new company will that solve my problems or might I still have the same problem. I am willing to get a new motherboard if it will be the end of my problems. I do not want my same board again. What board do you recommend. I never overclock and only have one GPU. I am looking for something that is simply plug and play.
When you run AMD Overdrive, there is a green circle in the upper right hand side. If you click it, there should be a red circle around the green one. If you don't have the red circle, your using AMD's version of speedstep (or whatever it's called) and the CPU is performing in low power mode. Hit that green button and get the red circle around it. Your 955 should be then running at full speed.
I've encoutered problems where after I run a benchmark test (pass, btw) if I go to adjust fan speeds the system will reboot. I think that's more of a software issue, but just a heads up.
Good luck. Oh, and IMHO I wouldn't want to use a nice processor like a 955 on a ECS board. Ever. Get a Biostar or Asus or Rocktek.
had the same problems with a gigabyte board... solved it with a simple bios update... i even used the small utility that comes with gigabyte boards to do the update i just needed a restart to have everything in order...