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Athlon 1700XP being reported as only 1.10Ghz?!

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November 21, 2001 9:43:02 AM

Finally got my new system together, running nicely... but Windows XP, SiSoft Sandra and 3dMark2001 are ALL reporting that the CPU is only clocked at 1.10Ghz... I haven't changed anything in the BIOS etc.

Is this natural (ie: the programs haven't been updated to detect higher GHz?) or should I be sending the little ole CPU back or have I missed something in setup?

P.S.
In case it helps, system is:
AMD Althon 1700XP (der)
MSI K7T266PRO2 M/B
512MB DDR SDRAM
Geforce256 DDR
November 21, 2001 10:03:17 AM

It sounds to me like your FSB is set for 100MHz; it probably needs to be set for 133MHz.

Kelledin
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Anonymous
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November 21, 2001 11:33:08 AM

Ah-ha! This has fixed it, I now get the expected 1.47Ghz... and man is this machine burning along!!

Thanks!

Naive Question #2 - will changing the FSB actually make the PC run faster or does it just 'report' that it's clocked higher?
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November 21, 2001 11:37:46 AM

Yes, it will make the PC run faster. It may be possible for you to take the FSB above 133MHz, but cranking it up too high will make the system unstable. The CPU, RAM, and expansion cards all have to be able to handle the higher FSB speed for the system to remain stable. Such is the wonderful world of overclocking. :wink:

Kelledin
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Anonymous
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November 21, 2001 11:53:33 AM

Yeah, but if he thought 1.1 Ghz was fast, I guess he doesnt need the extra performance.. why overclock then ? Especially as he is probably not too knowledgeable.

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Anonymous
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November 21, 2001 11:58:35 AM

Unknowledgable ey???

WELL, 1.1Ghz *WAS* fast in comparison to my previous system: PIII 600 with 128MB RAM... ;) 
November 21, 2001 12:13:52 PM

Yep, another problem solved by the crack staff at THGF. And another satisfied computer user.

Hey kelledin, check out the "list", spuds up to his usual crap again.

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