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CPU Core speed spiking down please help !

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February 17, 2013 6:36:17 PM

After upgrading from a AMD athlon 64fx x2 4200+ to the 6000+ witch is a 1.6ghz CPU power increase I expected a larger FPS gain in the games I play & performance overall, I have to say I did not notice as much as I thought I would.

I get the same frame rate as my dad who has the same processor I used to have ( 1.6ghz slower ) in every other way our computers are identical. I am wondering what is going on, So doing some investigations I have learned about RAM speed, Is my mhz of my ram bottlenecking my CPU ? My ram is DDR2 400mhz I have 4gb ( windows 7 32 bit )

I opened up speccy & Watched my core speed & noticed I get huge drop spikes, I am wondering what this is from ? Also this processor got put in by the shop I bought it from who did the swap, Is there something in bios when booting up the PC I need to change to get full advantage of the processor here or whats going on ?

Any help is greatly appreciated ! Thanks in advance guys. I really want to get the most out of this aging rig as possible & I thought a 1.6ghz CPU increase would help more than it did maybe you all can help me I really hope so, Here are some screen caps.

My CPU specs :





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February 17, 2013 7:20:05 PM

lots of views no replys ?
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February 17, 2013 7:31:41 PM

My ram is DDR2 400mhz I have 4gb ( windows 7 32 bit ) 32 bit windows can only use about 3.5 to 3.75 gigs of the ram due to the 32 bit OS limitation.

Why didn't you use 64 bit.Can it use more ram?
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February 17, 2013 9:20:07 PM

I dont own a 64 bit copy of windows 7, Would that help at all ? That with a increse in ram mhz to 800mhz ram ?
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February 17, 2013 9:24:10 PM

They are both dual core cpu's so that isn't much of an upgrade.
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February 17, 2013 9:26:48 PM

It's dual channel ram so you have X2 =400 X2 = 800mhz
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February 17, 2013 9:28:37 PM

You really won't benefit much with Windows 7 64 bit upgrade because you only have 4 gigs of ram.
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February 17, 2013 9:37:47 PM

My ram is kingston pc2-6400 (400mhz) Would it help if I increased to 800mhz & went up to 6gb and did a installation of 64 bit windows ? If so how much would the performance gain be ?
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February 17, 2013 10:08:12 PM

How much ram does your motherboard support?
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February 17, 2013 10:13:32 PM

It supports 16gb ddr2 max 800mhz ram, It only has 2 slots though :/ 
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February 17, 2013 10:51:10 PM

What motherboard do you have?Link to it if possible?
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February 18, 2013 1:26:20 AM

Looks like your at your ram limit,they never updated the bios to support ram modules larger than 2 gb per slot.Upgradeing your ram from 400 to 800 will offer no real world performance boost.Sorry.
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February 18, 2013 2:06:23 PM

wow that sucks, thanks though
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February 18, 2013 2:48:29 PM

Your welcome.
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