hello i bought a e5700 3.0ghz and the clock multiplier is stuck on default 6, when i change it and reboot it goes back to 6 all the time does this mean i only have 1.20ghz? i thought the default clock would be 15 when i bought it. was it a waste of money because the cpu is locked? also is there a way to unlock multiplier so i can change it? any help is apprieciated thank you
i ran prime 95 stress test it still 6 multiplier at 100% cpu usage. btw my mobo is asus p5n mx i read its compatible with my proc. i tried taking cmos battery from mobo and putting it back on but still 6. i dont get it and its really gettin me down hopin someone knows. i read other posts they say it might be psu or mobo my psu is 300w only do ineed new one to run proc at 15x multi thanks.
The PSU might be a little weak depending on what else you have in your system, but regardless, I wouldn't think that would stop it from raising the multi under load. If anything, I think it would raise multi and then blue screen or shut down, if it were the PSU. It sounds to me like it's a mobo/BIOS problem. Have you tried updating the BIOS?
thanks 4 replys i have no clue as to why its doin this. i disabled speedstep and c1 thingy and tried with them on aswell still 6. i read somewhere someone was stuck on 4x and he fixed with bios update maybe i should get earlier version i dunno. i give up 4 today been trying to fix this crap all day maybe its the mobo but i want to be sure before i buy new one. anyone know 4 sure if it mobo its asus p5n mx thanks