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?
In case it helps, system is:
AMD Althon 1700XP (der)
MSI K7T266PRO2 M/B
512MB DDR SDRAM
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: