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Amd phenom ii x4 955 non-black works on 1.6 !?!?!? HELP

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June 7, 2012 7:55:04 PM

Hi all , have a Q for u all. Im not a hardver guy so if anyones knows answer to my question pls tell me so ia can understand :D  .
So, I have :
AMD Phenom II x4 955 RB-C2 non black
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H chipset AMD 790GX
Patriot DDR2 6144MBytes
ATI Radeon HD 4870 512DDR5
OS: Windows 7 64 bit

It works on 1.6 GHz! Why my multiplayer is non-stop on 8x , when he should be on 16x as default ??? Every time when i go to BIOS to set it on 16x my computer cant up windows!!! When i turn it back on to 8x it works fine.

PLS HELP !!!!
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June 7, 2012 8:09:38 PM

Huh?
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June 7, 2012 8:13:13 PM

It downclocks to save power. It will speed up when it needs to
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June 7, 2012 8:13:51 PM

Yeah , i know :D  Everyone i asked sounded like u :)  But i really dont know why he runs on 1,6.
June 7, 2012 8:15:43 PM

i turned off cool & quiet in bios , so he cant downclock it. ( at least that is what i read on gigabyte site )
June 7, 2012 8:20:17 PM

do i need to flash BIOS ?
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June 7, 2012 8:32:58 PM

not likely. Leave the thermal management options turned on. Some of them can actually prevent it from running at its standard speed
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June 7, 2012 8:43:39 PM

Are you saying if you leave the processor's multiplier set at the stock 16, you can't boot to Windows? You have to lower it to 8 in order to boot to windows?
June 7, 2012 11:13:59 PM

yeah, its like he boot but with no pic on monitor if its on 16x , then i need to restart BIOS to default. When i do that , multiplier is back on 8x .....
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June 8, 2012 2:08:01 AM

Has this processor ever been used before at its normal speed? New motherboard? I would first try to re-flash the BIOS. If that doesn't work, it would seem to me to either be a defective board or the CPU.
June 8, 2012 1:41:27 PM

clutchc said:
Has this processor ever been used before at its normal speed? New motherboard? I would first try to re-flash the BIOS. If that doesn't work, it would seem to me to either be a defective board or the CPU.




I honest dont know , i bought it 3 years ago brand new ofc, i never test it before, until i started to play some games a while ago , i noticed that a have litlle twiches and lags while i play , when other guys i know with smaller configurasion dont. i talk to my friend and explane it to him what i have , and he sad to me that i should try to test it to see what is wrong. Than i saw on what GHz my processor working on. I never change any of the components , i bought it that way in the store.
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June 8, 2012 2:04:10 PM

Without another board to test the CPU in, or another CPU to test on the board... it is hard to say.
If you haven't already tried it, first reset your BIOS to default. Then shut down and remove the CMOS battery. Jumper the CLR CMOS pins for about 5 seconds. (pg 31 in your manual) Then replace the battery and boot to BIOS and see if the multiplier is where it should be. See if you can boot to Windows.

If still no joy, you may want to try to re-install Windows while the BIOS is freshly reset. If you have a modern SATA HDD, I would recommend first setting your SATA type to ACHI rather than IDE.
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June 8, 2012 2:50:13 PM

On top of that I'd also suggest running Prime95 while watching the CPU speed to make sure it doesn't go up to 16x under load.
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June 8, 2012 8:35:33 PM

There are 3 versions of the 955 and only 1 works with the factory bios, the other two require a bios update. So update the bios and let us know how it works now.
Thanks.
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June 8, 2012 9:28:27 PM

wolfram23 said:
On top of that I'd also suggest running Prime95 while watching the CPU speed to make sure it doesn't go up to 16x under load.

He said he couldn't boot to Windows if the multiplier was set to default. He had to set it lower to even boot to Windows. So, something is not right.
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June 8, 2012 9:44:24 PM

clutchc said:
He said he couldn't boot to Windows if the multiplier was set to default. He had to set it lower to even boot to Windows. So, something is not right.


True, but he also said he had it installed since purchase without changing anything and just didn't notice, which means it should have been at default all that time, so who knows? Not me.
June 14, 2012 6:10:10 PM

ty all for help guys, issue solved , my stupid BIOS was to old for my cpu. Update solved everything.
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June 14, 2012 9:08:20 PM

Thanks for posting back and letting us know.
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June 14, 2012 9:11:03 PM

Nothing better than a solved problem! :) 
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