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Phenom x4 955 95w runs at 800Mhz???

This is mostly a continuation of a previous thread I wrote but now regarding a different issue.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/300607-30-please-upgrade-hell

Anyway, here I am now with my processor only showing 800Mhz x4 in CPU-z. I've tried running Prime95 to see if it increases and it doesn't. Windows -> control panel -> system shows it running at 3.22GHz which is what it's suppose to run. I've gone to the BIOS and disabled AMD cool-n-quiet and the system freezes with a black screen after windows screen. I've tried to boost the CPU speed in BIOS from x4 to x8 (to eventually work my way up to x16) and it also freezes with black screen after windows screen. I've even tried x5 just and same thing. Black screen after windows.

I've been accepted to Star Wars: The Old Republic beta this weekend and I'm trying to get my system finished so that I can relax and play and it's just turning into a whole bunch of frustration. :fou:

Does anyone have any advice?
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  1. Check your temps!
  2. I'm a bit of a noob, so I'm not sure what "check your temps" means whooleo, but my CPU temp never gets over 24 deg F.

    If you look on the Gigabyte website 384-Bit it says that the phenom x4 955 (95w) is supported by that motherboard with the most recent BIOS (FHL) which is what I have. Am I missing something? I'm thinking about flashing my BIOS down one level but I don't want to do that just yet.

    Regarding the HT 3.0 to HT 1.0... are you saying that has an affect on CPU speed? They state the frequency will not be impacted. That's why I spent $135 on that chip. I'm coming to the realization that possibly the CPU is "supported" by my motherboard but only at 800MHz.

    Is this possibly what Gigabyte meant?
  3. And just to clarify things, I do have the phenom x4 955 95w. It was a pain to find one because it's only OEM, but it was the highest chip my mobo supported. And I paid dearly for it. So I'm praying that I didn't overlook something.
  4. So 384-Bit, I guess you are saying that since I couldn't do any changes in the BIOS such as c&q and bumping the multi - that's a definitive sign that the motherboard doesn't support the CPU.

    If that's the case then that SUCKS! :fou:

    Should I write Gigabyte an email or something??? Their website said it was supported.
  5. Seems like it's not supported because I have a AM2+ motherboard with an Athlon II X2 (socket AM3) and the board only supports HT 1.0 thus the HT speed is 800MHz but the actual CPU clock is the normal 3GHz.
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    Give them a call and also reflash your bios.


    I'm going to try to flash the last most up to date BIOS and see if that works.

    If that doesn't work, I could go back one and see if that helps or will that just make my problems worst?
  7. I just flashed the most recent BIOS and no change. Same problem. I noticed that one was a beta so I just went ahead and downgraded one level to see if that worked. And it didn't.

    Guess I'm going to call Gigabyte in the morning. Don't think downgrading BIOS will have any + affects from this point on.

    Thanks for all the help.
  8. knightbringr said:
    I just flashed the most recent BIOS and no change. Same problem. I noticed that one was a beta so I just went ahead and downgraded one level to see if that worked. And it didn't.

    Guess I'm going to call Gigabyte in the morning. Don't think downgrading BIOS will have any + affects from this point on.

    Thanks for all the help.



    AM3+ mobos are cheap.

    EDIT:

    the DDR3 is even cheaper.
  9. Here is one for $44 on Newegg that I'm thinking about getting.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138318&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Motherboards+-+AMD-_-Biostar-_-13138318

    It specifically lists my CPU as being supported. Guess I should be in the clear... oh wait. So did the last mobo. :p
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