I have a a GeFORCE6100SM-M HT2000 motherboard, an AMD Sempron 3400+ processor, and two sticks of 1 GB DDR2 800 MHz ram. When I go into BIOS, it says that my "CPU Frequency" is 200 MHz. I was wondering if this is the same thing as my processor's clock speed. It allows me to increase this number, but only in very small increments between 200 and 300 MHz. Obviously, these numbers are far too low for my processor, so I was wondering if there is something that I need to do on my motherboard like putting those little plastic caps on the pins or perhaps changing a different option in BIOS. I did not see anything in my manual about the little plastic caps though. Thanks.
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That should be your BUS speed, not your clock speed.
Download CPU-Z and check your Bus Speed and your multiplier.
200MHz should be nowhere near your clock speed, and the only reason you should even change that number in BIOS would be in an attempt of overclock your CPU. I'm sure you do need jumpers etc. for doing that.
You can also check your clock speed by right clicking "My Computer" then clicking "Properties".
I was at Goodwill yesterday and I found an ECS K7SEM v1.0 motherboard for $6. Assuming that it works, I wouldn't mind getting an AMD cpu and some RAM to get this going as a multi-purpose additional computer for my apartment.
The original intent of this board was for AMD processor running at either 100Mhz or 133Mhz FSB. The manual for the motherboard says that the RAM speed cannot be less than the processor FSB. For example: according to the manual, if the CPU has a FSB of 133Mhz, then PC133 RAM must be used and PC100 RAM cannot be used. If a CPU has a FSB of 100Mhz, then either PC100 or PC133 RAM can be used, but not PC66.
This manual was printed in 2001. However, in 2002/2003, a new BIOS upgrade was created for this board to allow support for Athalon XP 2100 and 2200 processors.
I was looking at an AMD XP processor at newegg and realized that the FSB is 266Mhz, according to the specs. I always get confused about FSB ratings. Are you supposed to divide this number by 2 with AMD chips? Like if the FSB is 266Mhz, should I use PC133 RAM to be compliant with the statement in the manual about using RAM that matches or exceeds the CPU FSB?
Another question I had is related to the new BIOS update that supports the newer processors. Would I need to use an old processor in order to update the BIOS before I can use the XP processor? Or will I be able to update to the XP supporting BIOS with the XP processor already in the socket?
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When an AthlonXP is advertised with a 266mhz FSB, it is actually running at 133mhz but its DDR nature makes it run as fast as a 266mhz FSB. Any 266mhz AthlonXP should work on that board provided it isn't above the 2200+ ( 1800mhz ).
My PC has been crashing for some time now and I have been chalking it up to Vista, until today it beeped at me and gave me a black screen saying I had to reset my memory frequency in bios. I compared it to what my RAM says, and the volts are correct, but my RAM says 7 - 7 - 7 @ 1.9v, when I checked the frequency, my bios is set at 8 - 8 - 8 - 28. I could change the 8s to 7s but I have no idea what to change the tRAS to(currently set at 28). Also, should command per clock still be set to 2T? I am using 2 sticks of 2 gig RAM if that makes a difference.
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i have recently upgrade my processor from a intel pentium d 950 to a intel core 2 duo e8400.
i have a ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard which the E8400 is compatible with and seems to restrict the frequency of the processor from 3.0ghz which it should be running to 2.0ghz, has anyone got any advice on this matter?
You might need a BIOS update. Have you checked with Asus?
Well, the title sums it up really...
I OC'ed my AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE to it's 16x multiplier, at a comfy 3.2 GHz, just to test things and familiarize myself with it's voltages. After I set the thing to 16x and rebooted, I checked windows to see if it actually showed 3200 MHz, but it didn't. I then ran CPU-Z and Core Temp, both of which showed exactly 3200 MHz and a 16x multiplier.
My question: Is this just a bug in windows and is my CPU actually 3,2 GHz, or is there something else going on?
The fact that CPU-Z shows higher, changing, voltages (BIOS Core Voltage is set to 'Auto') means to me that windows is doing it wrong. But I might be completely mistaking.
Also, on a sidenote, I wondered if the popular 'Can You Run It' webservice shows realtime CPU clock speed, or just the stock value. Because it's showing the stock value for me, but I thought it might just be getting that from where windows is getting it (the wrong location I hope that is).
Any assistance on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
CPU-Z is more accurate then windows with these things, i would say if both it and the bios says you have then windows isn't reading it properly
I need to change the multiplier in the voltage/frequency option in bios. But I can only change FSB, I dont know how to change multiplier. My board is MSI PT8 Neo LSR (Intel)Socket 478, (I really dont think it is necessary to mention all this). Reason I need to do this is that my Pc is heating up, I have to lower it.
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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?
It sounds like a bug might have been fixed. I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery). The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery. It will stop charging when it is fully charged.Read other 1 answers
I have a list of terms like:
Hello Mother 5
Hello Brother 2
Hello Jackal 1
Is there a way I can get the cumulative frequency of each word in the list?
From the above example, the answer would be:
Any help would be most appreciated.
i bought 2x2Gb 1066Mhz memory modules from Kingston that are compatible with my Asus M4A78-E motherboard.
i have an overclocking software (ASUS Turbo V) that says that the DRAM is at 1.9V. is that equivalent to 800 or 1066Mhz?
if its at 800Mhz should i raise it to 2.1V to get it working at 1066Mhz?
Will there be a noticeable difference?
You already have a thread here asking the same thing. Do not start duplicate posts regarding the same topic.
This thread is closed.
What kind of advantages would I get if I upped the AGP Frequency in the BIOS? I know it should be 66mhz but what would happen if I upped it a little? Would I get better performance?
I accidentally set mine to 83mhz and got an extra 300pts in 3dMark 03. But you risk damaginf the card.
today i discovered that my memory modules are working too slow, i tested them and i only got 320 Mhz while it's pc3200 ram, so which timings are the best to get 400 Mhz out of it?
screenshot with more information; http://users.pandora.be/tazz/ram timings.JPG
hmm interesting...Try looking in bios for way of upping memory clock rate...also make sure its at the right ratio (2:1 ect)
What cpu/mobo you have?
Appreciate some help.....
When I turned on my monitor a dialogue box comes up that say 'out of frequency' then it started counting down from 20 to 0 and went blank but the power was still on . All I get is a black screen, no desktop.
One of the buttons at the bottom of your monitor will allow you to adjust the frequency of the monitor. I'm afraid it may be a case of playing around a bit until you get it right
I am not certain why there's a substantial difference for idling CPU frequency between W8.1 and W7. My PC runs both OS in dual-boot mode, controlled by EUFI "F12" key. Other than both OS having it's own SSD drive, the hardware is identical.
Both OS used HWMonitor, v1.27.0, initially just to see the CPU temperature that lead me to the CPU frequency differences.
The HWMonitor for Windows 7 shows this:
The same for Windows 8.1 shows this:
And no, there isn't anything pegging the CPU, W8.1 task manager shows low CPU utilization around at the time the HWMonitor image had been captured:
The CPU speed/frequency is actually confirmed by the task manager. Is speedstep broken in Windows 8.1, or HWMonitor is not accurate?
My CPU is running at 100% frequency, the usage goes anythin from 0% to 100%. The CPU keeps crashing whenever i try to play games etc. It seems to be forcing the CPU to overheat? though i could be wrong,
My set up is Core 2 Duo 6600, x1950 Pro, 2gb Ram, Vista Business. Any help would be greatly apprciated
current fan speed is around 3200rpm
Hello and welcome to Techspot.
The fact you`ve posted this in this forum, I take it you suspect a virus etc?
Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.
Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
i have lg monitor p3 1.0 ghz machine with 810 main board ,256 sd ram dsl broadband connection ata hdd and frontech 0610 external tv box. it was working fine i can switch from tv to computer till tomorrow. but suddenly there was message when i switch to tv that out of frequency. after that i am unable to get any channel through scanning.Please help me..........
after reseting my tv box i get rid from out of frequency message but i unable to scan all the channel as the scanning is going on without result
Yeah I am not to familiar with this, and I'm sure any one of you could answer me.
Lets say I buy a q6600 with a FSB of 1066MHZ... Then the ram I buy for best performance should be... ddr2 800 (Pc6200)??? What if I was to overclock the RAM to lets say, 1066, would it work at 1066? I don't even know if this is possible, but can i increase the FSB of the processor?
I have a i7 860 desktop (8 gb ram) which tends to freeze on one of the data applications that I run. Using the 'performance monitor' I discovered that the freeze occurs when the 'frequency' goes above 100%. At no point does the cpu utilization exceed 15%.
Several calls to the vendor have failed to resolve the issue or even educate me.
The question I have is what is this 'frequency' and two, why does it cause the application to freeze while the 8 cores are relaxing ?
Any insight is most appreciated and thanks.
“% of Maximum Frequency” represents the current CPU clock speed as a percent of its rated speed. For example, if you have a 2.8 GHZ CPU and performance monitor indicates 28%, then the CPU is running at 784 MHz.
Here is a decent article that explains how performance monitor works: http://blogs.technet.com/b/winserve...cpu-utilization-for-performance-analysis.aspx
My operating system is Windows XP. I think that title gives you all information about my problem if you had it. When I turn on my computer window appears with this title above and than starts accounting and after 20 seconds monitor turns off. Whatever I try to run, it does not work! I can't get in safe mode... No one key on the keyboard does not react...and the whole keyboard does not react.
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Maybe it was like this before, but if so, I must not have used the right means of monitoring, because now using CoreTemp or AMD Overdrive, I've noticed that even though my Phenom II x6 1090T is rated at 3.1GHz, it varies between .8 - 3.2GHz, depending on it activity. Shouldn't a CPU's frequency remain constant regardless?
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I just received my new mobo. I recently had a Hard Drive problem that led me to believe the mobo was faulty.
After putting the parts together again, I recieve an error in BIOS.
"During the last boot-up your system hung for improper frequency combination."
I did not change any of the CPU settings and left them as default.
They are currently:
CPU frequency multiple - 15.0x
CPU external frequency 133/33
The rest is auto.
My specs are:
Athlon XP 2400
512 DDR PC 2700
I cannot get out of BIOS, every time I save and exit, it will not reboot. I have to restart and it sends me back to BIOS with the problem. I am not sure what to do about this.
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hi guys.. i am just confuse with my ram... CPUZ tells me that i have a PC3-8500F RAM w/c has a frequency of 1066 mhz but when i check the memory tab in CPUZ it says that my dram frequency is 399 mhz... What does this mean?
See the DDR table at http://hallicino.hubpages.com/hub/DDR1__DDR2__DDR3_Navigating_The_RAM_Maze .
I don't use CPUZ so I can't interpret where it got that 399/400 number. That usually applies to DDR2 modules, as you can see...or your RAM is underclocked currently so that it performs like DDR3-800. Memory Clock: 100 MHz. Bus Clock: 400 MHz. Data Transfers/Sec.: 800,000,000. Module Name: PC3-6400.
I'm just guessing.
Ok...so im going to start off by saying... I am stupid... ok lets move on...
"Out of frequency"
So i changed my frequency on my computer just messing around....then i thought it would go back after 15-30 seconds....it did not...so i rebooted...still nothing... so i WIPED my computer and still nothing...and i figured out i could have booted it in safe mode..but now i cant because it says "setup hasnt completed" because i cant see what the screen says so i cant finish it...
windows xp home edition
Worth reading, http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum...-frequency.html.Such messages usually relate to monitor/display settings, I'd try adjusting the resolution.LouisRead other 1 answers
my celeron dual core fluctuates between 1.6 ghz and 1.2 ghz, depending on load. is this supposed to happen? sometimes it goes back and forth many times per minute. thanks
When the processor has different loads on it, depending on how intensive the load is, it will fluctuate the rate or frequency depending so.
hi everyone happy new year to all.my question abt ram ,can we mix the ram frequency like 1GB PC2-6400 DESKTOP RAM MEMORY ddr2 240 pin to 800mhz 2gb or 4gb.kindly if anyone know abt this .thankyou.
You can but it will all run at the slowest frequency. Not worth it. Dimms should always be exactly the same for best performance.Read other 3 answers
Hi everyone, Im having a slight problem and im sure im overlooking something simple. I was getting a message on startup that IDE hd could not be found. So i went into bios and looked around, didnt see anything unusual so i set it to default settings. Well you guessed it, I needed a new HD. The problem is that after i put the ne HD in and go to properties on my computer. It is saying that my 2.2 gig amd is a 1.01 gig. Ive changed this in bios with other asus mobo's but i cant seem to find where to change it in this one. The mobo is a asus A7N8X deluxe. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If ive left out any info that is needed please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help..
Hello and welcome to Techspot.
It sounds to me like your bios has been reset to the default settings, which will mean your fsb is probably set to 100mhz.
You need to go into your bios, and select the advanced tab, and then the advanced chipset configuration.
you will need to set the cpu frequency(fsb) to what ever your cpu should run at, I.E it will either be 133mhz/166mhz/200mhz depending on your cpu.
You can check your cpu specs at the AMD website.http://126.96.36.199/SRVS/CGI-BIN/...217292174,K=9272,Sxi=6,RESTART,DTree=OBJ(2132) Click on processor specs, followed by your type of cpu.
Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
I have this online game that I play(Asheron's Call) and I've played it for years on the same monitor(Gateway EV700)
My motherboard is Canyon, and my Graphics Driver is Intel (R) Extreme
Recently I had to format the computer and completely wipe everything and start from scratch.When I got the computer working again I reinstalled all the necessities(Internet Connection, Asheron's Call, Anti-Virus etc) but I forgot to install the Drivers.When I clicked on Asheron's Call(the game) to play it a black screen came up but instead of it displaying the game it displayed a small turquise box with a purple box inside it.
Out of Frequency
HF: 30(-)70 KHz
Power save after 20 seconds.(this counts down to 0, unless I minimize the game, in which case the box disappears until i maximize the game again, in which case the countdown re-starts.If I let the timer run out, the green light on my monitor turns orange, and the screen goes on standby or whatever.then I have to turn off the monitor and turn it back on)
I talked to a friend of mine who said I should install my Graphics Driver(I hadn't done this yet) so I used the motherboard CD to install the Graphics Driver, and the game worked fine.
Now today when I try and play the game, I'm getting this Out of Frequency message again.Can somebody help me please?
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It simply means that the game is trying to drive the monitor at a higher refresh rate than it can display.
The frequency error message comes from the monitor, not from the PC.
Without knowing anything about the type of monitor you have, we cannot advise what the maximum settings are. They are set by your graphics controller.
Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more
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Hello i installed recently new RAM at my system :
Size 4096 MB
Type DDR2-664 - Dual Channel
Frequency 332.4 MHz (3:5)
Slot #1 ModuleKingston - 2048 MB (6400)
Slot #2 ModuleKingston - 2048 MB (6400)
Why frequency of each module is 332.4?the modules have 800mHz each..
Is it because i have windows XP 32bit?
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My other Computer is Pentium 3, 256 Ram, Graphix card i dont know (but its bad). I recently changed the Screen resolution on my other computer, and right away the screen went black with a "Frequency out of Range" in the middle. I looked in the monitor manual, it said to restart computer, press F8, go into safe mode, change resolution, and restart. When i did that, nothing changed. Mayb i didn't save the settings? Somebody plz help.
Yeah, try it again.....save them again, see if it works (usually just clicking 'ok' saves settings...but you might need to confirm the resolution change, otherwise it might change back...depepnds on the setup).
If that doesn''t work, maybe you can use your other monitor, which probably had a higher rate, and then set it lowerr from a normal boot.
Hope someone can help me?
My computer has been working prefectly but recently it has developed a fault when I open windows media centre and click, the screen turns black and I get a box saying frequency out of range.
I have also noticed that my resolution reminder notice keeps appearing at random even when I go into the monitor menu and disable
Thanks in advance
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what exactly does this mean, what can i do to solve it? i am going to buy parts and find out what the prob. is but what should i go for?
Sorry need some more information. Where are you seeing this message, never saw it before.
i am getting a message on my LCD screen saying Frequency out of range 160 KHz / 150 Hz Please change the display more to 1280 x 1024 with 60Hz
basically the LCD screen was working fine and i wanted to upgrade to a new Sony LCD and plugged it in and i got this message and i didnt know what to do so i plugged it out and connected my old LCD and i still got the same message ...i cant get to safe mode or the bios. please help me thank you
Try a system restore to a time before you changed monitor.
i just changed the memory in my 845GV-MLV mobo from two DDR 256 to two
DDR 333 512 it works fine but when booting up the memory frequency still says 266 is there somthing i need to change, the BIOS is set to AUTO
Your mobo has a 533MHz FSB, so the correct speed is DDR266.
Hello people. I'm a bit confused about my ram frequency. I have 2GB DDR2/800Mhz ram memory,but when I go in CPU-Z i got this:
It says that the memory is working on 400 MHz. Also another print from Everest.
I haven't changed something. Why the memory is working on 400Mhz?
Thanks in advance. Boshko.
Looks OK to me. It's DDR ram, which stands for Double Data Rate. Double 400 and you have 800.Read other 5 answers
For about the past two weeks now, my CPU has started behaving strangely. I noticed it doing this while gaming, when what should have been perfect performance was kind of choppy. I alt-tabbed out of the game and peeked at SpeedFan, and noticed my temperature not rising above 50c while playing a game that normally shoots it up to around 75c.
Looking at CPU-Z, I see that for whatever reason the Core Voltage keeps randomly changing between 1.0 and 1.3v; this in turn is causing the multiplier to variate between 16-22. While typing this, it was staying at 1.235v, but dropped down to 1.0 when I ran a game just then to see if perhaps it had fixed itself like it seems to randomly do also. Also on that note, CPU-Z used to show my multiplier as "x23 (x23)", but now shows it as: "N (12-25)", N being whatever it's at currently based on the voltage, I assume. I don't know why it's suddenly listing a range of multipliers instead of just x23 as it used to. Also not sure why the range listed extends beyond what I thought was my CPU's maximum, x23. (I've never seen the multiplier go higher than 22 or 23 during all of this, or ever before for that matter.)
As far as I know, no Windows or BIOS settings are causing this, as nothing had been changed when it started happening (other than Windows updates). The only thing I've changed today was turning Turbo Boost off in the BIOS, but that had no effect. I was contemplating turning SpeedStep off also, as it kind of seems like th... Read more
Your bios setting, things like speed step will make a computer do things like this.
It' designed to work that way.
When your computer has less demand the voltages will go down and the multiplier will change. When you computer is ask to do more work it will work in the opposite fashion.
Their are settings in the bios to change all this but it varies from motherboard to motherboard.
It's done for a reason. When you computer doesn't need the extra voltage and therefore the voltage is lowered the computer runs cooler. Under load the higher voltage will raise the temps so you might hear the fans speed up. That will depend on the fans and the temp.
If you don't have special cooling I would leave it set as it is. Changing such things without extra cooling will cause a computer to over heat.
I have this computer to run 4.6 all the time but I got lots of extra cooling.
2 pumps, 2 radiators and 14 fans.
To learn more it will take some time. My post is just touching what can and can not be done in bios.
Open you motherboard manual and go to the bios section and read. Then on ever setting Google it and you will find a explanation of what these thing in the bios do.
I want to buy an additional ram, but I didn't find out my ram frequency, help me please !
I looked at the ram and it appears pc3 10600s but Speccy and Cpu Z says 10700 !!!
is it 667 MHz or 667*2= 1333 MHz ?
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I looked at the ram and it appears pc3 10600s but Speccy and Cpu Z says 10700 !!!
is it 667 MHz or 667*2= 1333 MHz ?
Do you say "it appears pc3 10600s" because you personally opened the case and read that off the sticks?
What brand and model do you have right now?
DDR stands for "double data rate"; so it is 667*2=1333.
DDR3 1333 can be designated as PC3 10600 or PC3 10666. A few manufacturer's use the PC3 10700 designation, but that is less common.
You could also go to Crucial.com and let its configurator sniff your PC. It will make recommendations for compatible RAM.
Have you looked at the compatible memory list at the motherboard manufacturer's web site? You don't have to stick with what's listed, but those listed should be compatible for sure.
It's generally recommended to match all sticks exactly (brand, model, size, voltage, etc), but you can often get away with not doing that.
Hi I've just finished my first System build and after runnign CPU-Z I found my Frequency on Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz RAM to be 1333Mhz. (665 doubled approx 1333) I am wondering if I can correct this without damaging the modules, I complete their full potential without damaging themselves, and hopefully without producing much more heat.
The RAM frequency depends on your motherboard chipset. In other words, it doesn't matter if you have 5000Mhz RAM, if the motherboard chipset runs as 1000Mhz, the RAM will run at 1000Mhz.
What is the make and model of your motherboard, and which cpu is installed?
Hi- I don't know if this is exactly the type of service you provide... but I'm just looking for a possible cause to a problem that seems to have the local techs that I've talked to stumped. My Gateway, WIN'98- about two years old... has developed a nasty habit of going black and then giving me a rolling screen that says
OUT OF FREQUENCY
HF 28.0 Hz
UF 62.0 Hz
HF 30-70 Hz
UF 50-120 Hz
POWER SAVER AFTER
Then it counts down the seconds and shuts off. Sometimes if I hit escape I can get back to the desktop. Sometimes I get nothing and can only shut the computer off. It happens on or off line. If you are providing "trouble shooting" technical assistance I would sure appreciate a bit of advice. People who know more than I do... which is everybody seem to think "moniter" but I still dont have a clue. Thanks- Ted [email protected]
Well, that message means that your monitor is no longer getting a signal from your computer.
This can mean that your computer stopped sending a signal, it can mean that your monitor stopped receiving, or that there is something wrong with the cable from the monitor to the computer.
The first, and easiest, test, is to hook up another monitor (or hook your monitor up to another computer) and see if the problem continues. If it stays with the computer, it is not the monitor...
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I realize that there has been posts about this in the past. However, from what ive read they were still able to get into windows and mess around with things. Well this was the case the first time around, I was able to update my friends video card drivers that were 3 years out of date. That fixed the issue for about two weeks. The issue cropped up in the first place when my friends son installed Left for Dead 2 on the computer.
Now whenever the computer is turned on and windows vista starts to load it goes straight to the black screen with "Frequency out of range" dancing across the screen. I cant even get to the login screen for vista. I dont have the specs handy but it is an E Machine. I know *shudder* The computer is kinda dirty and I plan to clean it out, and the monitor is using onboard graphics.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
That usually comes up when the refresh rate is too high.
there's an AUTO button or something on the front of the monitor.
change the refresh rate.
Iis it an onboard video or a card? are there any beeps on startup? if so how many?
sounds like the video fault, that is when the refresh rate is to high for the monitor couple things you could try
press f8 on boot and select vga mode
the once into the os reset the video card options
try another monitor
if its a card, swap it out, if its on board put a card in
reset the bios to defaults check your motherboard manual there is a jumper on the motherboard to do this normally.
didnt know where this problem would go. running windows XP. the computer was running fine. i used windows update, did so, installed, restarted, ran it again and installed optional things. restarted, and when the sign in screen should be coming on, i get a message reading "out of frequency range. attention. out of range. H:83.8KHz V:159.6Hz. im running in safe mode now, and it workds fine, its just in normal mode. i didnt want to do system restor and go through all that updating crap again, so can someone help me out?
Control Panel > Display > Advanced > Advanced > Monitor, make sure it's right.
Or reinstall your monitor and video drivers.
I've just mounted a new fan/dissipator on my CPU, which is a 1,47 GHz AMD Athlon XP. I've increased the CPU from 100/33 to 133/33 . Can I increase it even more? If I do increase, does the fan speed increases automatically? How does it work?
What's the CPU Vcore?
I think you have an athlon 1700 cpu. Those are supposed to run at 133 / 266 fsb. You have it set correctly now; it should id in the bios during post as the correct processor. Check this and see. If you adjust the fsb higher, you will be overclocking the cpu. In addition you have a via mb; there is no pci / agp lock for the via boards. You will be overclocking your video, hd, and any pci cards as well.
Fan speed is a function of the voltage applied to the fan. The fsb clock has nothing to do with the fan speed. Some mb can control fan speed by temp; ie increasing the fan speed when the system gets hot. I do not think your board has that feature.
I currently have Windows XP pro running on a Dell Vostro 200. I have an up to date Intel graphics media accelerator driver (which I reinstalled to see if that would fix it but didn't.)
I keep getting "Frequency out of range 96.6" when I boot my PC. Not all the time. Usually, if I put my monitor on before I press the power on button on my PC, it doesn't show. But today it did. I hate this cause the PC boots up but the "Frequency out of range" message prevents me from viewing the Desktop so I have to power down the PC by pressing the button and start all over again. Not good for the PC and not good for me.
Situation began when I accidentally selected the incorrect range for my monitor. The "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" was unchecked (which I didn't see till after the fact) and I selected the wrong hertz for my monitor. I have since corrected that but it has not corrected on the system causing this error. I uninstalled and reinstalled the monitor using Device Manager but it didn't fix it. I'm wondering if there is something in the registry that is holding the old setting that I can change.
Thanks for your help.
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