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Asrock P4i65GV: memory and processor problem

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May 27, 2010 1:12:17 PM

Hello. I have a problem and hope you will all help me.

I have:

Asrock P4i65GV motherboard (latest BIOS)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor supporting HT Technology 3.00E GHz, 1M Cache, 800 MHz FSB
2x PSD1G400 RAM
hard disk: 320 GB 7200 rpm SATA
420W power supply
NVIDIA 6600GT AGP

The problem is, that my processor works at half speed, this shows Intel Processor Identification Utility (1.48 Ghz, expected is 3.00). It works slower than my previous Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz 533.

I think problem is in my memory, because no matter what I select or change in BIOS, Sisoftware sandra or Everest show, that my memory is working on 166 Mhz or 133 Mhz, but it should work at 200 Mhz!

Please help me! Thank you!

Anonymous
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December 16, 2010 7:29:44 PM

How have you configured the BIOS for this system? I also have a Asrock P4i65GV motherboard and it has a number of features to let you define the performance characteristics.

If you press F2 when the system boots it will take you into the BIOS screens. Have a look at the 'Advanced' BIOS tab & CPU Configuration. Post the details back here.

Andy W
June 26, 2011 8:27:20 AM

Hello. Thanks for reply. All the time until now I was using 2.8 Ghz P4 without HT. Now I put again troubling processor and the same problem. Here is my config:

BIOS

Main

BIOS Version: P4i65GV BIOS P2.30
Processor Type: Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.00 Ghz
Processor Speed 3011 Mhz
Cache Size 1024 KB
Microcode Update: 0F34/13

Total Memory: 2048 MB
Dual-Channel Memory Mode
DIMM 1: 1024/200 Mhz (DDR400)
DIMM 2: 1024/200 Mhz (DDR400)

Advanced

CPU Configuration
CPU Host Frequency [Manual]
Actual Frequency (Mhz) [200]
Boot Failure Guard [Enabled]
Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Ratio Status Locked
Ratio Actual Value: 15
CPU Thermal Throttling [Disabled]
Hyper Threading Technology [Auto]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Enabled]

Chipset Configuration
DRAM Frequency [200 Mhz (DDR 400)]
Flexibility Option [Enabled]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]

H/W Monitor
CPU Temperature is changing fast between 53-61°C
Vcore is changing fast between 1.032-1.290 V

Windows experience score processor: 1,8

Sisoft Sandra
Aggregate Arithmetic Performance 3,7 GOPS
Dhrystone ALU 3,15 GIPS
Whetstone :SSE3 4,25 GFLOPS

Peak processing performance 6 GFLOPS

Intel Processor Identification Utility

Expected Reported
Speed 3.0 Ghz 1.50 Ghz
System Bus 800 Mhz 400 Mhz
L2 Cache Memory 1 MB

CPU-Z

CPU

Intel Pentium 4
Prescott
Socket 478 mPGA
90 nm

Intel(R) Pentium (R) CPU 3.00 Ghz
F 3 4
F 3 D0
MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3)

Clocks (Core #0)
2995.0 Mhz
x 15.0
199.7 Mhz
798.7 Mhz

Memory

DDR Dual
2048 MBytes

199.7 Mhz
1:1
3.0 clocks
4 clocks
4 clocks
8 clocks

Any recommendations what to do, that Intel Utility will show twice the values (the real expected values) of processor?

Thanks!

November 5, 2011 12:15:45 PM

The problem was solved with switching the motherboard for Asus P4C800 rev. 2.30 and now everything is working like it should!
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