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AMD Athlon 2650e, 1.6GHz Processor is running at half speed!

Q: AMD Athlon 2650e, 1.6GHz Processor is running at half speed!

If anyone has any Ideas on this I would appreciate it greatly.

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A: AMD Athlon 2650e, 1.6GHz Processor is running at half speed!

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What happens if you run a game or a large program? The processor should increase the the max power. Today most processors can idle therefore they don't use max power.

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I have an AMD Sempron 2300 which normally runs at 1.8 Ghz. Now, it says it is running at 950 Mhz, and i dont know why. i tried restoring my BIOS to fail-safe defaults, and i changed the CMOS battery, but it didn't work. I really need help on this, so any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

A:AMD processor running at half speed. why?

Try opening up some program like Internet Explorer or something that will stress your CPU. See whether the speed goes back to normal.

Some processors automatically throttle back when idling to reduce power consumption. When you stress them by opening a program or doing something like that, their speed goes back to normal. See if that works.

What socket is your CPU?

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Hi guys,newbie her. I would like to ask if is there any ways to speed up my laptop k43u running windows 10 1.6Ghz E-350 processor 3Gb RAM? I decided to upgrade my OS from win7 ultimate to win10 pro because of a WLAN issue, it will sudden crush so I could not connect to internet even if i tried many times to reinstall a LAN and WLAN and somtimes mouse pointer is not moving. Windows 10 is the best OS I ever experienced because it everything that my laptop needs, it is already and buil-in to windows 10 package. The only issue is my computer is running slow, maybe because win10 has many updates a seconds or it really consume much memory. If ever I have to upgrade my RAM to a higher value maybe 12GB will it fix the problem? Is it possible to replace processor to a higher one? and lastly, is there any graphics accelerator software or an external graphics card available? Thank you very much...

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Hello. I've been working on an old tower that I have on and off for about a year now. It has a soyo sy-k7ada v1.0 motherboard and an amd athlon 1800+ polomino processor. The trouble it was having was that it wouldn't post. No beeps or anything, just the fans spinning after power up. I've changed psu from a 250w to a 430w antec. I can get it to post now but only with the jumper settings on the motherboard misconfiged. This results in me getting only 766mhz instead of the 1.5ghz that I should be. When I have the jumpers set in the proper position it doesn't post. It has my bus speed set at 66mhz instead of the 133mhz that it should be at. The multiplier is right 11.5. T My question is would bad ram cause a situation like I'm having? I ran a memtest and it kept coming up with an fault at an address and then it would restart the test. I have one stick of pc 2100 512mb. There are 3 slots and I believe the motherboard can handle up to 1.5g of memory. When the tower was running before it had troubles with posting the speed it ran at was 1.1ghz. After doing research while troubleshooting I've learned that it should have always been running at 1.5ghz. Anyways any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to purchase another stick of ram to try. Thanks in advance.

A:Processor clocks at half speed

First I'd configure the MB properly - make sure the BIOs is set correctly for the CPU/Mem - and if it still doesn't work then maybe try new Mem.

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Hi everyone.

I am having a hard time with my laptop after it came back from a repair at the shop.

i installed win xp pro 64x and fully updated the whole thing.

my windows continues to claim that my processor works at a 800mhz at all times. i am able to launch games like EVE online and run all my programs but when i try to launch Hellgate London i get the message that i am not meeting the minimun requirements of 990mhz, it then proceeds to the game and i can log in to my account and play BUT the whole thing is in a super accelerated mode.

can anybody help me with this ? i already searched microsoft and google for solutions and cant seem to find anything

my AMD Power monitor says that i am running 2600mhz as i should be.

i have tried to change the reg key to 2600 mhz instead but this doesnt help.

i have also tried to install the newest amd drivers.

i have also tried to install SpeedSwitch to force my computer into max speed at all times (cpu goes slower when its not working)

please help me if u can i am totally out of ideas here..

// my system is the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo A1667G laptop

Mobile AMD athlon 64 processor 4000+
ATI radeon mobility x700
1,5gb ram
the power management system is ACPI

thx in advance

Aron Rohden

A:Win XP pro 64x Mobile AMD athlon 64 processor 4000+ power management/Cpu speed issue

Boot to BIOS, Check the settings there.

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I came here to ask help on a problem that i tried to solve on my own but couldnt.
A few weeks ago my processor speed went down from 2.0 ghz to 1.2 ghz, i have been experiencing computer spikes( the computer goes from 100% usage to 0% sometimes without me running anything) and to worst it all since yesterday i been facing very high packet loss of my internet.Oh one more thing yesterdy i also realized i cant acess C:\Documents and Settings\WindowsXP anymore, it denies my acess.
Here is what i tried to do to fix that:
Processor speed:
Tried to update my drivers
had no idea what to do
High packet loss:
Used CCleaner to clear all temporary internet files, cleared registry errors, in-depth analisys of my sistem using nod32 full version(he found a virus but even after removing none of my problems were fixed)
Removed a few programs that i beleived might been in conflict
Scanned for spywares and malwares using updated spybot
Windows denied acess:
No idea what to do.
That about covers all my problems, please help me!

A:Processor speed reduced by half, sudden high packet loss

Scanned for spywares and malwares using updated spybotWindows denied acess:If spybot won't run then this but make sure teatimer is permanently disabled till we get to the bottom of thisWe need to disable Spybot S&D's "TeaTimer"TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.Click and then on "Advanced Mode"
You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, press Click on Click on Uncheck this checkbox:
Close/Exit Spybot Search and DestroyPlease download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the p... Read more

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I have a Athlon XP barton core 2500+ processor sitting on an Asus A7V600-X with (2) 256MB sticks of Corsair Value Select.

In BIOS, the CPU Speed is 1467 MHz , bus speed is 133/33, and multiplier is 11.0x. I can't remember exactly what the ram is... (either PC2700 or PC3200) but do I need to change these settings or is the correct speed for a XP2500+?

I'm not interested in OC'ing or anything, just want to be running at the right speed.


A:Athlon XP 2500 processor running at 1467MHz. Is that correct?

That is definately not the correct speed for your processor, I run an xp2000+ and its normal clock speed is 1666 Mhz. In your bios there is a setting for front side bus (fsb) speed, u need to set that correctly for your particular processor.

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I have recently built a computer for my unkle and it keeps overheating. I have no idea why and I have tried all sorts of things to fix it. This is what I have done so far:

1) Changed Thermal Paste
2) Fitted a Arctic Freezer Pro (with silver 5 paste)
3) Checked that it is on correct voltage

The motherboard is one I got of eBay as a refurbished part about 1 year ago. It is a Winfast N15235. It has 4 slots for DDR2 RAM.

Any ideas on why it is still overheating or could it be something as simple as a temperature sensor not working properly?

Thanking in Advance
Jack Taylor.

A:Overheating AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000+ 2.6GHz

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hey i have an asus p4vp-mx thats suppose to have a 2.8 ghz processor with 1.2 gigs of ram but according to some of my games their reading the processor as 1.5ghz so none of these games are properly working even though my computer more than meets the hardware requirements anyway any help would greatly be appreciated

A:Cpu running at half speed help please

Sounds like the BIOS is set up incorrectly.

Whaen you 1st boot up, hit Del a few times and you'll enter the BIOS.

Hopefully, on the far right tab, there will be an option to "Load Optimised Defaults". Do that, reboot and see what it's reported as now.

CPUz will tell you what it is actually running at: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

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i just put together a pc with :
giga-byte ga-7vaxp motherboard
amd athlon xp 2600+ w/ 333 front side bus which is supposed to run at 2.1 ghz
my problem is that my computer shows to be running at 1.2 ghz
I'm pretty sure that I have the jumpers set wrong but cannot find any info on how to set them (m/b manual does not help ) any ideas would be greatly apreciated thanks

A:cpu running at half speed

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Hello Everyone! So after reading dozens of threads about the problem im having.. i have to call uncle and ask for help. I installed a new ssd into my pci-e slot of my Dell precision t7400. I found it to be the cheapest way to get the fast speeds i was hoping for. I have a SanDisk SDSSDA240G installed into a PCI-E SATA 3 adapter(Images: pci-express_01 / ssd)info). Im running windows 7. I have made sure i am in AHCI and that i am running the correct Bios. The Card is in the First PCIE (Slot1) and my graphics card is in the other PCIE (Slot4). It is plugged into the only SATA port that was available (Image: MotherBoardSetup). Ive run the benchmark app and it seems like its only running 3G instead of the 6 that i was hoping for.
I have Dual quad cores Intel Xeon e5450. EVGA GeForce GTX 560 2GB Graphics Card. 32G of DDR2.
Windows 7.
Im a 3D artist and use multiple 3d programs. I know its running fast now, but any extra would be helpful. Can anyone please take a look at these pics and help me out?
Thanks -DT

A:SSD running at half speed. Please take a look

I also have this pic from when i startup...and one of the PCIe card i bought...if that helps.

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hey im running my pc with 2x 1GB patriot 6400 sticks of ram on an Asus p5w dh deluxe mobo and an intel core 2 duo E4500 2.2ghz currently overclocked to 2.6ghz. what i have noticed is that the ram on dual channel is running at 180mhz and on the post bios message i see "dual chanel ram 3200" and if i hitch up my processors clock speed the ram speed falls. whats going on and how can i fix this. all help appreciated thanks.

A:Ram running at half speed

oh and if i mod the ram speed as well as the cpu speed i get a message from the bios "over voltage or overclocking failed"

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hey guys well here is some info..sorry its not much but im scared the random shutdowns will damage my components.

i got a 1.6ghz Amd athlon socket a 467
windows xp pro
512mb ram
250gb WD ide hard drive 7200 rpm

my computer turns off randomly i think it might be because of the heat it reaches up to 35 celsius within 10 mins. i had it since like 2002 or 03. i uses a 400 watt psu. i replaced the cpu fan recently with a coolmaster cpu fan and it seem to be a few degree lower but it still shuts down randomly.

I plan on getting a new psu but unsure which features i would need. I plan on going with a seasonic brand. I just want a psu that will be compatible with my old ide hard drive. Can i hook up my ide and if i buy a sata hard drive together ? sorry guys if this is a stupid question

thanks in advance for your help

A:PSU replacement and hard drive compatibility for OLD 1.6ghz athlon socket a

I do not recommend mixing IDE with SATA - especially with older motherboards. There are some compatibility concerns with older controllers and boards.
For a PSU, google PSU calculator, add 30% to the results and buy quality.

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I've bought a CPU on the basis that it's compatible with the old dell optiplex SFF that I have and it works but only for several minutes. I think the strongest chance is that it's because of the need for a more powerful fan to keep the CPU temperature within recommended limits.
I've looked at some cheap options but I don't know if I need to connect to another power supply lead or anything else in order to get a fan to cool. The cheap options for doing this are on ebay for about £4 including heatsink (see: )
Can anyone comment and tell me if I can use this type of cheap athlon recommended fan and heatsink in the 740 without any problems?


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I'm running a P111 coppermine 1Ghz on cusl2-c MB. The cpu is continually reported as running at 500mhz, although diagnostics (sandra etc) show cpu range as 500-1000mhz. The bios settings have changed and I cant reset them to 1000mhz because on save & exit the bios just reappears saying that the settings are wrong. (have updated bios etc etc.)It will only work on a lower setting. This is causing me major probs with CAD apps.
What can this be?????

A:heeeeeeeelp!!! CPU running half speed

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I had to replace the hard drive in my Pavilion when the original failed. I reinstalled the original software from the Recovery CD set I purchased from HP. The system now identifies my processor as an Athlon running at 750 MHz instead of the original Athlon 1.3 GHz. This 750 MHz figure is the same in the BIOS setup screen and in Windows XP My Computer Properties screen. I have not changed any components other than the hard drive, and the processor is the original Athlon 1.3 GHz. What would account for the decrease in speed and what can I do about it?


Windows XP Home Edition
AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz
512 MB RAM @133MHz
A7V-VM motherboard

A:AMD CPU running at about half original speed

Go to www.lavalys.com and get the free Everest Home Edition. Run that, it will tell you all about your PC and its components.
You may need to do a reset to basic values or optimised values of your BIOS.
Check the mobo-manual for multiplier settings in the BIOS.

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Hello, im a new member to the forums but i use it a lot for information. I recently bought a linksys network adapter for my desktop and i did not know the passphrase to connect to the wireless. I then reset my router and i got it all working but it is now running at half speed. Yesterday, before my reset, i was running at 159 mb/s. and today, after reset, it is at 72 mb/s. It was my first time reseting the router and i am not very experienced so i may have screwed something up. any help is appreciated

A:Wireless running at half speed after reset

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I have a Inspiron 1520 with a CPU running at half speed. I thought the original CPU, a Core 2 Duo T5450, was failing, as it was running at 1 to 1.2 GHz and it should be 1.6 MHz. I replaced it with a T8300 2.4 GHz, which now runs at 1.2 to 1.6 GHz.
I don't see anything in the BIOS that could change it. I'm going to try and flash the BIOS (it is at the newest version).
Anything else I can check?

A:Inspiron 1520 CPU running at half speed

Does the system correctly recognize the AC adapter, or is it showing "unknown"  (look at the system setup -- F2 at powerup) -- to verify?

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Hello, i have recently purchased a conputer. The processor is a intel pentium 4, 2.8 GHz, however it is running at 1.4GHz. Can anyone help me? Specs from CPUID follow:-

Processor :- Intel pentium 4 (northwood)
Package:- Socket 478 mPGA
Spec:- Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.80GHz
instructions:- MMX,SSE,SSE2
Core speed:- 1400MHz =(
multiplier:- x 14.0
bus speed:- 100MHz
Rated FSB:- 400MHz
MOBO chipset:- intel i845GL
Type:- DDR / Size:- 512MB
DRAM freq:- 133.3MHz
Let me know of any other specs needed.



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First image is in windows 7 second in windows vista (separate partition)
i mean WTF happened it used to run at full speed!! (its a 1.9 Dual core)

Windows 7 original beta (7000), should i bear through the paint and upgrade to the RC version that was just released?

A:processor running at 1/3 speed WTF

If you look a little closer you will see that the FSB speed is the same but your multiplier has dropped to x4 in Windows 7, which is most likely to to save power and prolong the life of your components, if you start doing something that is more intensive and requires more power you should see the multiplier rise to the default again.

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Hi, sorry if this one gets asked a lot, but I couldn't find a thread that seemed to apply particularly to my dilemma.

I'm running on an eMachines built computer, the model is T2865. Aside from a GeForce video card, I've left the computer as is. The processor should be an AMD Athlon XP 2800+, not exactly sure. If I recall correctly, the processor is supposed to run at 2 ghz or more, yet when I go into Control Panel ---> System, the menu says it is running at 1.25 ghz. I already went through with several spyware removers and cleaned the computer, as well as ensured any necessary drivers are up to date, etc., yet the computer still says it runs at 1.25 ghz. Am I overlooking something?

A:AMD Processor running under speed?

Do you have AMDs Cool n Quiet software installed?

This program underclocks your CPU when it is not in use so that your temps stay low (and less fan noise is produced).

When you need your CPU again, it automatically boosts up to full speed.

That's what it sounds like to me.

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Hello, Samsung 970 is the best SSD in the market and it cost me 460 Euro to buy the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB  in order to make my T470 20HD achive Read/Write 3.500 and 2.500 MBps. But this expensive SSD is running half of its speed on T470 20HD read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps. While most Laptops with Intel dual core ( https://www.userbenchmark.com/  )  with Samsung 970 Evo they got ( read and write speeds: 3.500 and 2.500 MBps respectively).   T470 20HD read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps.   From Lenovo website I bought this (Tray 1 for ThinkPad M.2 SSD drive Cost: Euro 30):   I am not fine with T470 20HD half speeds of read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps.Looking forward to hearing from youthank you in advanced.

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I have a 3.2Ghz AMD processor that only seems to be running at 2Ghz presently. My mobo is a GA-K8NSC-939, I have 1.5Gb of DDR 400 RAM on board and I am running XP SP2. I have tried a couple of things in BIOS - (ie loaded optimal performace settings) but these have made no difference.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

A:Processor Not Running At Correct Speed Please Help

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I have a pretty new laptop, 2.13 ghz AMD 2800+ processor. On the system properties screen it says it is only a 508 mhz processor, and yet in safe mode it says it is running at 2.13 ghz. I called the manufacturer and they said it runs at 508 mhz to preserve power. I am wondering if there is a way to change this and make the processor move faster... I have ordered some new ram for the machine as well, but I would like to see the processor work at its full potential. Any response is appreciated. Thanks!

A:Can I increase the speed at which my laptops processor is running?

i dont have one of these laptops - is there an option in powercontrol/management in control panel

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Hey all, I'm going absolutely nuts. I'm building a new system up for my mom and the parts she bought are fubar! The old board wouldn't format the HDD when I tried to install windows XP pro on it, though the hard drive did fine loading in my PC. Bought a new board and it won't POST. I had the Bus set to 233MHz which is what AMD lists as the frequency for the AthalonXP 2800+, but when I put the processor back in the old board to make sure I didn't fry the processor it read it's bus speed as 100MHz. I upped the speed to 233 on that board and it stopped posting. Do I have a bunk chip? If so, is the old board actually ok?

I'll post all the specs of the boards when I get back, but any 1st thoughts would be appreciated.

A:new board won't POST, Processor not running at correct speed

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The correct front side bus speed for your athlon 2800+ cpu is 166mhz. By setting it to 233mhz this constitutes a massive overclock, and that is why your system wont post.

If you look at the cpu specs below you will see that the Athlon xp 2800+ has an fsb of 333mhz which is means it should be set to 166mhz. 166mhz X the multiplier of 12.5 = 2083mhz clock speed.

See HERE for athlon specs.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Which i5 or i7 similar socket processor i can upgrade to. Thanks in advance.

A:Upgrade processor for Inspiron n4050 (Celeron B815 1.6Ghz)

For this model:
I3-2310M, i3-2330M or i3-2350M, i5-2410M, i5-2430M or I5-2450M

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 it's a 1.4 ghz pentium M is running at 600 mhz I installed a larger hard drive I don't know if that would make a difference. Please help Thanks

A:Dell Latitude D600 not running a full processor speed

What are you using to test the speeds? It was never a high speed laptop in the first place, but it has always been a darn good and reliable one.

Large hard drive can make a difference if it is 100 GB or larger... using the Dell version of Windows... the system wastes too much time checking empty space.

Be sure you have WXP SP2 installed, but hold back on WXP SP3, as SP3 protects Microsoft, but slows down an already slow laptop.

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 it's a 1.4 ghz pentium M is running at 600 mhz I installed a larger hard drive I don't know if that would make a difference. Please help Thanks

A:Dell Latitude D600 still not running a full processor speed


where does it say its running at 600 mhz...post a screen shot of the computer properties (control panel>system)

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Trying to figure out if I can fix this laptop cheap or not. I think the issue stems from overheating in the past. I know it isn't software as I just formatted and installed a fresh Win10 copy. After using the computer for a bit the CPU core speed reported by CPU-Z goes from around 2.6Ghz to around 500Mhz. Oddly though the CPU core temperature isn't that hot and like 110 Fahrenheit.

Anyone know if it's the CPU temperature sensor that triggers lowering clock speed or the motherboards? Open Hardware Monitor didn't detect a sensor for my motherboard, but maybe it has one not known by the software. Sometimes when this lower clock speed happens the laptop bottom feels hot, other times it feels normal. Not sure what to do. Maybe I should buy a new fan and just give it a try? Any advice?


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Trying to figure out if I can fix this laptop cheap or not. I think the issue stems from overheating in the past. I know it isn't software as I just formatted and installed a fresh Win10 copy. After using the computer for a bit the CPU core speed reported by CPU-Z goes from around 2.6Ghz to around 500Mhz. Oddly though the CPU core temperature isn't that hot and like 110 Fahrenheit.

Anyone know if it's the CPU temperature sensor that triggers lowering clock speed or the motherboards? Open Hardware Monitor didn't detect a sensor for my motherboard, but maybe it has one not known by the software. Sometimes when this lower clock speed happens the laptop bottom feels hot, other times it feels normal. Not sure what to do. Maybe I should buy a new fan and just give it a try? Any advice?


A:CPU core speed lowers from 2.6Ghz to 500mhz after a bit

Quote: Originally Posted by tiredtom

Trying to figure out if I can fix this laptop cheap or not. I think the issue stems from overheating in the past. I know it isn't software as I just formatted and installed a fresh Win10 copy. After using the computer for a bit the CPU core speed reported by CPU-Z goes from around 2.6Ghz to around 500Mhz. Oddly though the CPU core temperature isn't that hot and like 110 Fahrenheit.

Anyone know if it's the CPU temperature sensor that triggers lowering clock speed or the motherboards? Open Hardware Monitor didn't detect a sensor for my motherboard, but maybe it has one not known by the software. Sometimes when this lower clock speed happens the laptop bottom feels hot, other times it feels normal. Not sure what to do. Maybe I should buy a new fan and just give it a try? Any advice?


When I have had a CPU overheat, they just stop. I don't think they slow down. Normally PC temperatures are expressed in Centigrade, not Fahrenheit. Without any calculation, I believe that is 33 C or something like that. That is not hot at all. How did you get that reading? Are you sure it is not 100 C? You might want to check that again. https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download This is a good free program. Give it a try and let us know. == I checked an ad for the Dell E6400. It says this ==
Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for ... Read more

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I recently upgraded to a HP,Media Center editon pc, Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64 3800+2.4 GHz Processor.

When trying to install Photoshop Album 1.0, I receive this message, "This operating system is not supported by Adobe Photoshop Album. We support Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 , XP Intel Pentium III or 4 processor".

Could my problem with installation be the Athlon processor? When purchasing this computer, our salesman convinced us that the Athlon was just as good as the Pentinum Processor. Any thoughts on this? My computer is less than a week old and having serious thoughts about returning it. I have had problems with other installations. Am I to expect more problems with software and the Athlon processor. Any helpful suggestions will be appreciated. I am getting desperate for advice about the processor.

A:Athlon Processor versus Pentinum Processor in Windows XP

What the message is telling you is that Windows Media Center Edition 2005 is not one of the operating systems that Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 supports. It has nothing to do with whether an Intel processor or an AMD processor is installed. I checked the system requirements for the newer version 2.0, and it also is not supported by Windows MCE 2005.

By the way, Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 has a 13.5 MB patch for it and will upgrade it to version 1.0.1. You can get it from here.


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Im having a very weird problem with my new dell insipiron 510m laptop. Sometimes when i go to control panel>system and look at my comps specs it says 591mhz instead of 1.6ghz..then ill go and look again 5 minutes later and it will then say the correct speed 1.6ghz. Its really weird, iv never had a computer do this to me before so im clueless as to what could be causing this. I thought it might be the a battery issue but it does it even when im plugged into a power socket.

If anyone could shed some light on what could be going on and how i could fix it it really would be apreciated.


A:Pentium M 1.6ghz keeps changing speed to 591mhz !?!?! whats going on !?!?!

There should be an option in bios that will let you disable auto processor reclocking, although it won't be referred to as such. At least, that's how it works on my Latitude L400, I assume Dell wouldn't be making radical changes in the menus.

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I'm pretty sure I clicked a fake mega upload download page. All the sudden all types of fake spyware diagnostics start running. I'm also pretty sure the problem has made changes to my computer as well. I say this because on start up or shut down I get all sorts of " xxxx cannot close due to runtime error" or " xxx must close would you like to send an email to microsoft". Up to this point I have ran Rkill, Spybot, MBam and VGA. All will run without being terminated by the virus and all find and will remove several trojans and etc. However the browser is still hijacked and every once in a while I get a Microsoft Development Enviroment Run pop up but it stops and shows another error box saying " an exception of type Microsoft JScrip runtime error object was not handled.============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Maxtor\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\Syste... Read more

A:Windows Security Shield Alert, windows running half speed and browser hijacked

I forgot to add there is a fake "windows security alerts" icon on my bottom right portion of my tool bar. I haven't touched it but I can tell by looking its a fake.

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Dell DIM4400
Windows XP Home SP2
IE6 (uninstalled IE7)
768 RAM

Ok, I have a question for the experts among you:
(Perhaps some Test Techs or Processor Designer/Developers?)

"Is it OK (won't damage or shorten the life-span) to run a
1.60 GHz Intel Pentium 4 at 100% CPU Load for 24/7?"

As part of a program (The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC), I have my computer available for distributed computing projects and I'd like to allow crunching multiple projects 24/7.

However, there seems to be some debate on the feasibility of running a computer with an Intel P4 1.6GHz Processor at 100% CPU Usage 24/7.

Some say it is actually "good" for the Processor.
Other's have a different opinion.

I'd really like to hear some comments about this in this thead.

Belarc Advisor specs:
1.60 GHz Intel Pentium 4
Board: Intel Corporation D845PT AAA67834-303
Serial Number: MY01K529124651CN03LU
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. A02 12/12/2001

**with no special modifications to the Dell,
relying strictly on the standard Fan/Cooling that comes with it.

Thank you for any comments,



A:Running a P4 1.6GHz @100% CPU Usage 24/7

My comment would be it should not be an issue at all. The only concern I could think off would be heat. Sure would get nice and warm. Control that and I forsee no problems. Stock Heatsink fan? not sure about that. If it was me I would use a aftermarket heat pipe/fan setup. The stock heatsink/fan is tested under normal usage and a little beyond. 100% 24/7 not sure if that would be "normal"

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I was having a bit of lagging issue in my PC so i asked my friend to check it, after having no luck from inside my friend tweaked some settings in BIOS which fixed those lagging issues and everything was running running Smooth, then i checked my task manager and saw my CPU running @ 6.26GHz but before it used to run about 3.3-3.7GHz. It made me scared thinking it might damage something permanently so i asked my friend again, now he was not sure what all he messed with saying he changed so many values in BIOS so he RESET BIOS settings choosing Optimise default settings or something under SAVE & EXIT TAB in BIOS, but it's still running over 6GHZ. Thinking something might get permanently damaged i have not run my PC again. I am just about average in dealing with Computer issues like using Google and YouTube etc. but i couldn't find anything related to my issue anywhere. Hope i get solution for this issue soon.

All my PC specs are in the image attached and I am on Windows 10

A:i5-2500 CPU running over 6GHz

have you tried rebooting the PC and see if that speed reading repeats ?

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Hi, I'm new here and hope you can help! System SpecsLenovo T500 (2081-CTO)CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8600 2.40GHzRAM: 6GB DDR3 PC3-8500 (2GB + 4GB Hynix Halogen free)Lenovo Bios: 3.13-1.06 (Mar 2010)O/S: Windows 7, 64-bit Battery Installed: YesPower Supply: 90W installedPower Setting: Maximum Performance; Max CPU Speed: Highest  [ThinkVantage Power Manager 3.12]Bios Setting: Intel SpeedStep disabled; Everest UE 5.50 confirms: C1E & EIST are both: "Supported, Disabled".*** All Lenovo Drivers are up to date ***---Problem: Core Speed is stuck at 1.6Ghz (Multiplier x 6.0) and only fluctuates several Mhz from time to time. I think it should be set at 2.40Ghz, as I have disabled all the CPU speed saving settings. The Core Speed (1.60Ghz) is consistent in: - Everest Ultimate Edition 5.50 - CPU-Z 64 bit 1.54 - Intel Processor Identification Utility 4.22.20100224 All of these report the P9800 @2.40Ghz is running at 1.6Ghz or 1.59Ghz. I've run load/stress test, Super-Pi etc... and obsevered the core speed - it never changes or exceeds 1.6Ghz.Super Pi takes 31s, where benchmarks on a normal P8600 2.40Ghz show this should be done in 20s. I've read several threads in these forums, and tried all the things suggested:Lenovo Forum Thread Example 1Lenovo Forum Thread Example 2 I have even tried setting the Max CPU speed performance to "Adaptive", and it still doesn't go beyond 1.6Ghz. Can someone suggest any other things ... Read more

A:T500 P8600 (2.40Ghz) Core speed problems - runs only at 1.6Ghz (6x multiplier)?

do you have your battery attached when using your laptop?

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Just bought this 9550 and finally today dell released bios update and I tought it would fix the intel core under clocked problem but it hasn't, its still 2.6ghz out of 2.6ghz it says and its quite frankly pissing me off dealing with all these issues on my 3000+ laptop, its ***, anyways what can I do to fix these problems.

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i have an amd athlon 64 processor 3200+ with 2gb ram.it is running slow.i have also just bought an ati radeon hd 2400pro sonic graphics card but when you look in settings it only states im at 32bit.what am i doing wrong,as i cant run some of my games at full graphics mode as they run slow or blocky.
please help.

A:Amd Athlon 64 processor

What do you mean 32 bit? If you are running a 32 bit operating system that is what it is telling you, your processor is 64 bits but that won't show up unless your running a 64 bit OS. Your processor is a single core running at 2.0 Ghz which is ok but not the best for gaming, your graphics card also isn't exactly top of the line, its a budget DX10 card so I wouldn't be expecting to be playing the newer games maxed out.

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I use a number of Dell Poweredge T20 Servers as PCs running Win10 but I have an issue with one specification which refuses to display graphics clearly.
Hardware is:
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core, 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 ECC UDIMM, 1TB 7200rpm LFF SATA, Gigabit LAN, 290W PSU
No amount of driver downloads seems to resolve this. All cables changed. Display changed. Nothing else to change.
Dell have offered to replace the MB but before I do that, I want to be sure it is a MB issue and not some other rouge problem.
Problem even persists when using an additional GPU so something definitely wrong here.

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I just replaced my Athlon 3500+ with a Athlon 3800+ X2.

It looks like Windows sees it as a single core processor whereas Linux sees it as a dual-core perfectly. Do I need to reinstall Windows to get it to see my process properly?

Also, in Linux it's showing the cpu MHz as 1000.000. Should this be 2000.00?


[email protected]:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 35
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1000.000
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 2
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni lahf_lm cmp_legacy ts fid vid ttp
bogomips : 2012.06

processor : 1
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 35
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1000.000
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 1
cpu cores : 2
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
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Is the AMD Athlon XP Processor 3200+
a worthy processor for gaming?
Or is Intel Pentium 4 the way to go??


I was looking at the specs of:

AMD Athlon XP Processor 3200+
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 256MB

for gaming... would that do good? or do I need to go with the Pentium.


A:AMD Athlon XP Processor 3200+

Firstly, please can we NOT HAVE another AMD vs Intel debate. And if we have to, can it get appended to existing threads?

Secondly, that AMD chip you mention is likely a great piece of equipment. Of course it will be good for games. I've got an Athlon 2100+ and its fine for games, and you (apparently) will have 50% more raw processing power - go get 'em , tiger!

This does not answer the question of whether an Athlon or P4 is the best for you. You'd have to tell us a lot more about your requirements, your budget and your expectations first.

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I have a brand new computer (a week old) with an AMD Athlon XP 2500 Processor. Windows has a driver update. It says K7 Processor dated Dec 17 2002. I checked the date of the driver that I now have and it is July 1,2002. So the Windows one would be newer. I have been checking Windows updates everyday for a week and today is the *first* day this driver has shown up - which I find strange.

In any case, should I be installing this driver? Is Windows correct in its identification, etc. ?



A:AMD Athlon XP 2500 Processor

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Hello everyone.

I built my new AMD setup two days ago, and today I just wanted to
check if the thermal paste was properly spread after the HSF was placed on the CPU.

The only problem is.. the heatsink seems to be pasted onto the processor,
and I don't want to damage the processor by ripping it out of the socket...

Could anyone tell me a manuever or method to applying enough pressure to remove the HSF and NOT rip out the processor?

Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!
Thanks in advance.

A:HELP! Trying to remove athlon 64 939 processor!

The best way to tell if you applied the thermal paste correctly is to monitor the CPU temperatures while it is operating. If you remove the HSF (Heat sink Fan) unit then you'll have to clean off the old thermal paste from both the CPU and HSF and reapply a new drop and stick it all back together. Of course in 2 days you'll want to remove it again and see if it spread out correctly, so you'll have to clean off the old paste and....Yadda Yadda Yadda.

How much paste did you apply? A drop in the middle of the CPU cap about the size of a small grain of rice or half a bee-bee is the correct amount. Any more than this and you run the risk of actually insulating the CPU from the HSF rather than connecting them thermally.

Did you clean off the surface of both the CPU and HSF before applying Thermal paste? These surfaces need to be oil (like your greasy hands oil) and lint free before sticking them together.

There should be NO paste leaking around the edges. See 1 above.

What is your CPU and what temps are you seeing? If you insist on inspecting your work then gently twist the HSF off of the CPU. Don't pry it off, don't strain yourself, avoid sharp instruments. It may be a little sticky but will eventually work free. I have used a blow dryer to heat up the HSF and CPU junction, just a little, to work things free on older installs but be advised that dry, hot air blowing across an electronic surface is a prime breeding ground for static ... Read more

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Hi, I am thinking of agetting an athlon 64 cpu.

I coudln't believe it when I saw they had a 1600MHZ FSB!

What speed DDR memory is necessary to run with that??

I know since I have and amd xp 3000+ machine 333mhz, I just use pc2700(333mhz) ddr memroy and set the ratio to 1:1

but 1600mhz ddr memory doesnt exist!
My second question is what is the difference between athlon 64 cpu and athlon 64 FX-53 cpus?

The FX series seems to be a lot more expensive, is there a huge performance difference?
How do these compare with the top intel p4 cpus?
Third, is there a WINDOWS 64 bit OS, and Is that recommended to use with an athlon 64 cpu? or just go with regular windows xp home or pro.

A:questions about the new athlon 64 processor...

The memory controller on the FX chip is 128bit, the Athlon 64 is 64bit.

Since the memory controller is onboard the cpu, you really don't have a FSB per say since the memory is controlled by the hypertransport controller and not by the mobo.

Your memory bandwidth from the dual channel would be the same, but the speed of the request through the memory controller is much faster do to the integration of the controller on the cpu. Therefore theorically the FX could perform request from the memory at twice the rate than the regular version. It's no longer the FSB that only determines the speed of requests to the ram. The Athlon 64 FX memory subsystem speed beats the P4 by over 20% and leaves the Athlon XP behind by more than 81%

There is no official 64bit windows release. Furthermore, when the OS is released it will only be available as OEM to ensure support for all equipment it's used with. Therefore, even when it does come available, it may not work on the 64bit system you build today. Still the AMD 64 bit cpu's are the way to go due to price/performance, and you may, in the future, get windows 64 support for your PC. If not, at least you can move the CPU to new hardware (mobo, etc) and buy some OEM equipment with the 64bit windows later on when it's released.

It's kinda like buying a printer back in 97 only to find the manufactuer didn't release a driver for winxp. It may work later, but there's no sure bet for your hardware, only ... Read more

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Ok, i just got through reading Vehementi's post about overclocking and how not to ask, well i know quite a bit about computers, but yet i have not learned exactly what to do to overclock. I have looked and looked all over the net for help, I have read 2 books now and yet no anwsers,:dead: I have a decent laptop that i use when I'm not using this, but my laptop is not always available and this computer is crappy. I cant even listen to music and go on the internet or aim without it lagging. I have an 1.1 Ghz athlon processor and an asus A7V-VM motherboard and an ASUS-TNT-Vanta video card. I need to kno exactly what to do to increase my processor speed, i know you have to increase the voltage, bus speed, ect, and i can anwser a couple of Vehementi's questions. So would someone be nice enough to tell me how tol overclock and what would be a decent speed to aim for without frying the motherboard or hurting my computer too bad. I have proper cooling to overclock, i have 6 fans, and a huge heatsink deal over my processor, my computer's processor temp stays around 72 degrees F, so i can heat it up quite a bit, so please could someone at least guide in the right direction or tell me where i can learn how to overclock this specific CPU and motherboard.

Some additional details are:
BIOS Revisions: 2.05 Date: 12/21/00
Core Version: 4.05
Chipset: VIA VT82C686A
Motherboard: AsusTek A7V-VM
Processor: Athlon 1.1 Ghz
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A:I need extreme help with my athlon processor.

In Google, type in overclock Asus A7V-VM and pick your choice!

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the "AMD Athlon 3000+ XP Processor" chip, does this mean it will only run XP,
or can I run 98se ?


A:AMD Athlon 3000+ XP Processor

You can run anything. AMD's XP is just the name given to this range of processor.

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