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Phenom X4 955 BE Clock Speed.

I upgraded my old pc recently adding the Phenom X4 955 BE and MSI 769GM-P25 motherboard. It works fine but CPU-Z and BIOS shows that my clock speed is 1400MHz instead of the 3200MHz it should be.

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  1. At idle and with Cool and Quiet enabled then that would be the correct down clocked speed. (power savings)
  2. +1
    Also to be make sure everything is okay, run a game or a lot of applications and then navigate to CPU-Z and check core speed.

    Also you might wanna try Prime95 for stressing the CPU.
  3. Cool and Quiet is off and i tried stressing the cpu but the clock speed is pretty stable. I upgraded from my pentium 4 and kept my old 450w power supply, could that be the problem ?
  4. mukit14 said:
    Cool and Quiet is off and i tried stressing the cpu but the clock speed is pretty stable. I upgraded from my pentium 4 and kept my old 450w power supply, could that be the problem ?

    That shouldn't be it. Power Supply should not do that. Run many applications at once and make sure that your BIOS settings are correct. (multiplier set at 16 x 200FSB for a 955.
  5. I'd like to point out that the multiplier in the CPU-Z is set to 7.0.....not sure if that's erroneous, but that would certainly explain why you're only at 1400.

    EDIT: Okay, not set to...reading, saying, whatever :<
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    Yes, I am saying make sure it is SET to 16. Maybe C N' Q is just not being disabled for some reason. My Intel SpeedStep will not disable either, but the CPU works great and so does the board. It may just be like that were he disables and it just doesn't do anything.
  7. HostileDonut said:
    Yes, I am saying make sure it is SET to 16. Maybe C N' Q is just not being disabled for some reason. My Intel SpeedStep will not disable either, but the CPU works great and so does the board. It may just be like that were he disables and it just doesn't do anything.



    Just meant to say that it looks like that's the source of the problem. If the multiplier comes up and the clock remains the same, I will be extremely surprised. The 200 MHz base clock with a 7x multiplier adds up to 1400MHz. Didn't mean to offend.
  8. Chipbuster said:
    Just meant to say that it looks like that's the source of the problem. If the multiplier comes up and the clock remains the same, I will be extremely surprised. The 200 MHz base clock with a 7x multiplier adds up to 1400MHz. Didn't mean to offend.

    Haha, yeah, not offended. Just saying, trust the BIOS more than CPU-Z.
  9. @OP, go to your BIOS and set the multiplier manually.
  10. Yeah, it's set to 7x .. and the max allowed multiplier is 11x .. im i just wanna know weather it will harm my board or not if i crank it up ..
  11. Can you post your motherboard again what you describe in the beginning does not exist in a web search? Maybe a shot of the motherboard Tab in CPU-Z!
  12. Problem resolved, basically if i select the auto multiplier in bios it ran at 3.2Ghz. But for some reason it kept going back to 7x when the computer started, so i manually set it to 16x ( You can scroll down in the bios, how silly of me :$ ) and now the cores are working properly. Thank you.
  13. Best answer selected by mukit14.
  14. Thanks for the best answer bud! :)
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