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?
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
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Hello all, i made a little update for my computer changing the motherboard, ram and videocard. The motherboard is Asrock G41M-VS3 R2.0 and the RAM is this Corsair Memory.
It is a ddr3 1333mhz ram memory and my motherboard is supporting 1333mhz ddr3 memory, but when i go in BIOS i see the RAM is running only at 400mhz. WHY it is running on so low frequency? I want at least 1066mhz.
How can i increase the frequency? and sorry for my medium quality english.
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I have had a small performance issue with my computer for awhile and thought I would ask around to see if anybody knew of a true fix for it. Occasionally, my computer will run much slower than usual--dropping from about 30 fps to 10-15 fps in a game I play. When I check the Resource Monitor, I can see that the processor is only running at 50% maximum frequency.
The first thing I did was check my power options. On high performance, my computer is set to have a minimum frequency of 100%, so I can't figure out why this would happen. It seems the only way to get the frequency to jump back to 100% is to change the power options to balanced/power saver, then unplug the machine, then plug it back in and change the power options back to high performance. Once I do this, I have no further problems for the next 2-3 weeks.
While I've grown accustomed to the process, it gets tedious and doesn't always work the first time. Has anybody heard of this happening before? Am I doing something wrong? Is the hardware screwing up? Is the operating system not working right? Are there better forums to post this question in?
Attached is my DxDiag information, if that is any help. Please let me know if there is any other information you need.
Go to search and type
Then check for errors that happen at the time of the problem.
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 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 ).
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
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.
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://220.127.116.11/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.
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.
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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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
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 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.
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
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:
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 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
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?
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.
Hello people, I have just installed Windows XP to a computer and once it was finished i wanetd to change the screen resolution. So i did so and i must have put it too high and them onitor cant handle it so it says
Frequency Is Out Of Range.
Ive had this problem a couple of times before and i was told to press F5 or F* on startup to go to safe mode and change it and it has worked, but this time i go to safe mode and it has the same thing. I go to last known good config and same thing... im stuck can someone please help
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I just bought 2x1gb dual channel ddr2-6400 ram. 4-4-4-12-1T 800mhz
I checked it in CPUZ latest version 1.41 and it says my memory is running at 400mhz.
Is this just a ddr2 thing where i multiply the frequency by two for some reason and leave it at 400 or did i make a mistake somewhere in the bios. In the bios it says 800freq. Maybe its just cpu z's way of doing things since some of the info it gives me is quite weird.
System specs that are relevant
e6300 not overclocked
evga 680i mobo
2x1gb corsair xms2 6400c4
The memory is sli ready so I enabled sli ready memory and set it to max within the bios.
All the timings are correct and ram is running at 2.1 voltage.
should i disregard what cpuz is telling me, interpret it differently or change something in the bios.
I just loaded windows xp and all of a sudden i got a red box on my screen saying attention signal frequency out of range h:35.5khz and v:87.1 hz change signal timing.
How do I fix it.
Check the settings on your Graphics card, make sure it is set at 60Hz.
Control Panel > Display > Adjust Resolution > Advanced Settings
First of all:
Intel Pentium 4 (Prescott 640) @ 3.2Ghz (775LGA) (HT)
Core Speed (3192.5Mhz)
Multiplier (16 x 200 Mhz)
Bus Speed (800Mhz)
Rated Bus Speed (799.1Mhz)
L1 (16KBytes-64byte line size) (8-way)
L2 (2048KBytes-64-bye line size) (8-way)
Intel i925X - 82801FB (ICH6)
Memory type (DDR2) (Installed in Dual Channel mode)
Dell Dimension 8400 - BIOS v. AO9
WinXP (SP2) - DirectX (9.0c)
Memory size (1024 MBytes) (x2 PC2-4300-533mhz-512 Mbytes)
Memory frequency running @ (266.0Mhz) (3:4)
CAS# Latency (4 clocks)
RAS to CAS (4 clocks)
RAS Precharge (4 clocks)
Cycle time (12 clocks)
Ok, so basically im not looking for a specific answer. However im really confused.
Lets break it down:
My fsb is 800mhz (Divided by 4) ITS ACTUALLY 200mhz
My processor speed runs @ 3200mhz (16 is the multiplier) (Hence, 16x200 = 3200)
My memory (522mhz) runs @ 266Mhz (divided by 2) (555 / 2 = 266)
FSB = 200 MhzClick to expand...
Memory = 266 MhzClick to expand...
Hence = 4:5 RATIO Click to expand...
Now, i thought that the memory had to run AT or at LOWER speeds than the actual FSB which in my case is: memory= 266mhz and FSB= 200 mhz. I did some "research", and I read that this relationship of the memory being larger than the fsb was ok. It was called something like "unsynchronised".
So if I can run my memory at higher speeds (than the FSB) why cant i just buy an 800mhz memory and make it run at 400mhz? (I KNOW IT WOULDNT work, but why?) Is there like a... Read more
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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i changed the resolution on my desktop but when i did i recieved a message saying frequncey out of range
now windows will not boot up it only goes up to the windows xp logo then it loops back to select safe mode or start windows normally. i tried to go into safe mode and last known good configuration but nothing works
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i recently had a huge problem on Win7 with consistent pop ups of the 'blue screen of death'
(didn't MS say win 7 will not have this issue??)
anyhow i automatically assumed it was a problem with the ram & purchased a new Transcend 800mhz 2GB DDR2 module.
Previously i had TWO modules of 1GB 667mhz DDR2 ram.
Obvious, it turned out that the problem was not with the ram as i continued having the blue screen even after ram replacement.
The Motherboard i have is the XFX nforce 650i which supports both frequencies.
so is it ok to use these 3 modules of ram?
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Okay, I'm totally stumped on this. It started few weeks ago, when every morning that I would turn on my computer my monitor would display a signal saying "frequency out of range" I would then manually turn off my pc and turn it on again until an image was displayed. I tried checking the resolution and everything was fine, refresh rate was fine and everything. I have an AMD 6670 and an HD1700 gateway monitor. I already tried updating my drivers and entered in safe mode. Now, the strange thing is, it ONLY happens on mornings. I keep my computer on most of the day, but I've turned it off and on during the day to see if I still received the same message and it works just fine. This doesn't happen when I play games or anything only every morning on startup and I have to reboot until I see an image on my screen after about three tries and then it works fine even if I reboot it. I'm using Windows 7 Professional.
Instead of rebooting the computer try, unplugging the power cable to the monitor, pressing the power button on the monitor, then plugging it back in and turning on the monitor and see if that works as well.
You also need to list the full and complete specs of the computer. Be sure to include the make and model of the power supply as well; you may have to open the side of the computer to see the sticker on the power supply. Or if its a brand name system list the exact model and any upgraded parts you have. You can use the TSG Info tool to fill in your missing computer information in your user profile as well: http://forums.techguy.org/7586892-post1.html
Yes, the infamous "Frequency Over Range" problem. Every time I try and launch a game of UnrealTournament 2004, I get that message. I have tried adjusting the refresh rate, so that seems to be unlikely the problem. I even tried changing the game to 256 Bit Colors, and it still did not work.
I have an Nvidia 7800 GS AGP card, and an AMD Athlon 2.0 GHz 3000+ Processor. I have updated all the drivers. My Monitor is a ViewSonic E-90 19 Inch CRT.
If you have suggestions, or the solution, please let me know.
This can either be 2 things, your selecting a resolution/refresh rate your moniter does not support or its the nVidia problem, try these fixes
go to the nVidia display control panel and into the Display Mode Timing tab. There is a box near the bottom that says "Enable doublescan for lower resolution modes", unselect that and try to play UT, if that doesnt work try this
Download Refresh Force
first try setting your moniter to 85Hz and if that doesnt work try the repopulate command, it will instantly select the highest refresh rate your moniter supports and set it to that.
Hope it works for you.
So I was playing Counter-Strike, and was messing around with the resolutions on the game. I forgot which resolution I switched to; it was some where around the 7XX by XXX. Anyways, after I changed to that resolution my monitor went black screen and gave me a message saying, "Frequency Out Of Range". Even though it's black screened I can still move the mouse around and here the sound effects but I can't see anything. I'm pretty sure that it's the resolution I changed to because my video card (GeForce 7900 GT) doesn't support that resolution. Anyways if any one of you guys could help me out, that would be nice.
Hey, NVM I fixed the problem already. I had to run it in windows mode. Alt+Enter doesn't work in game, you have to manually set it in game. However, reading other threads I found out how to run a game window mode. So here's what I did:
1) Right click Counter-Strike desktop shortcut
3) It should say: ["C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -applaunch 10] add a -window to the end of that statement.
4) It should then say: ["C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -applaunch 10 -window]
5) Run the game, and it should run in window mode.
So after I ran it, I just changed back the resolution and problem fixed.
I have an excel work sheet that uses colors in a matrix of people and skills they posses.
along the y axis would be the people, along the x axis would be the skill.
i am denoting colors, green=skilled, blue=needs refreshment, red=not trained.
I need to tabulate how many skills each person has.
Is there a way to be able to count the number of times a color, (i.e green) box occurs in a row/column?
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On my account on my computer, whenever i switch user instead of logging off, when i get back on and want to go back on my account, i type the password, hit enter, and the screen goes black with a blue box in the middle with the words "H.V Frequency Over Range" what does this mean and how can i make it so i can switch user without having to hit "log off" on my account? thanks a ton
What version of Windows?
The frequency message comes from the monitor and has nothing to do with Windows. It means that the video mode is being switched and the VGA signal is not valid at the moment.
everything works fine no my comp but i was trying to convert videos and i get the messege " 27.9khz/53.2hz frequency out of range try other resolutions" then i have to hold the power button to shut down only way. what seems to be my problem? why is it only when i try video converters? the videos convert to about 70% then this happens. i have uninstalled and tryed different video converters only to get the same messege.
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Stupid question perhaps:
Just built my first custom PC a week ago, running great. But the memory I bought (512Mb Kingston DDR pc2700) says 333Mhz on the pkg, however the default setting or whatever is 266mhz. Is it perfectly safe for me to up the memory frequency to 333mhz in the BIOS or am I confusing that with something else?
Congrats on your first pc build. Glad to hear everything's running fine.
The memory frequency and cpu frequency are 2 different frequencies.
The PC2700 memory is rated to run up to 333mhz (166mhz x2)
but the default frequency in the bios is 266mhz (133 x2) since the default FSB is 133MHz and your cpu/memory ratio is 1:1.
You most certainly should be able to run your memory at 333mhz as long as your motherboard bios has that option.
There are 2 ways for you to overclock your memory through your bios. The first and most common way is for you to increase your FSB to 166mhz w/ a cpu/memory ratio of 1:1.
There also might be an option in your bios that gives you a cpu/memory ratio of 3:4 or 4:5.
Before you start overclocking your cpu and memory, you might want to check out www.overclockers.com and do some research or ask a few questions. We will be most willing to help you get started.
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.
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 have a computer with AMD E-450 dual core processor. It is quite slow and I have been trying to work out if each processor has 1.65Ghz frequency (totalling 3.3 Ghz) or if each processor has only 0.825 Ghz frequency (totalling 1.65 Ghz). Can anyone tell me? Thank you.
If the cores are rated at 1.65Ghz then each core is 1.65 Ghz.
They are not additive.
Some software will use both cores,some won't.
1.65 Ghz is not all that fast by todays standards.