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CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

Q: CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

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?

If everything goes smoothly and I have some compatible old RAM laying around, I might be able to build this entire system for under $100! I am a little worried though about why this motherboard was at Goodwill, and what might have happened to it before and after it got there. Without having turned it on, it at least looks like it's in great condition. Some of the jumper settings are wrong, but that can easily be fixed. If this works, it might be the 2nd coolest thing I've ever gotten at Goodwill, falling just shy of Herb Alpert's Whipped Cream LP.

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A: CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

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 ).

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Hi,

I have a list of terms like:

Phrase Frequency
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:
Hello 8
Mother 5
Brother 2
Jackal 1

Any help would be most appreciated.

Regards,

Robin
 

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Hello,My laptop has HP lt4114 LTE 4G Module for WWAN.So, I wonder what kind of LTE Band and frequency supported with this module, HP lt4114 LTE 4G Module.I could not find any specifications of this module for supporting LTE Bands or frequencies.Please let me know the information about it.Thanks in advance 

A:Support LTE Band or frequency of HP lt4114 LTE 4G Module

Robin515 wrote:Hello,My laptop has HP lt4114 LTE 4G Module for WWAN.So, I wonder what kind of LTE Band and frequency supported with this module, HP lt4114 LTE 4G Module.I could not find any specifications of this module for supporting LTE Bands or frequencies.Please let me know the information about it.Thanks in advance You need to contact your mobile provider on this HP has nothing to do with WWAN connections.

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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.
 

A:CPU Frequency in BIOS

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".
 

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hi,

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?
 

A:Bios restricting cpu frequency

You might need a BIOS update. Have you checked with Asus?
 

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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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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.

Marty9231
 

A:Windows shows different CPU frequency than CPU-Z/BIOS

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
 

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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.
 

A:Changing the multiplier in voltage/frequency option in Bios?

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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?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

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.

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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

A:frequency

Worth reading, http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum...-frequency.html.Such messages usually relate to monitor/display settings, I'd try adjusting the resolution.Louis

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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.

A:ram frequency

You can but it will all run at the slowest frequency. Not worth it. Dimms should always be exactly the same for best performance.

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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
 

A:Cpu frequency

When the processor has different loads on it, depending on how intensive the load is, it will fluctuate the rate or frequency depending so.
 

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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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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?
 

A:AGP Frequency

I accidentally set mine to 83mhz and got an extra 300pts in 3dMark 03. But you risk damaginf the card.
 

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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..
Jop
 

A:CPU Frequency

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://139.95.253.213/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:
 

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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
 

A:100% frequency

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:
 

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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?

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Heya

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.

It read:

Out of Frequency

HF: 75.2KHz
VF: 75.0Hz

Operating Frequency
HF: 30(-)70 KHz
VF: 50(-)160Hz

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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A:Out of Frequency

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.
 

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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
A7V8X-X motherboard
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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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.
Kumar
 

A:CPU Frequency What is it?

“% 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
 

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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?

A:RAM Frequency

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.

Louis

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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
 

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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?
 

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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?

A:CPU Frequency

AMD's cool and quiet feature downclocks the CPU during idle/low usage...it can be turned off if so desired....

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Fairly generic question here:
Anyone know of anything on the motherboard of a PC that runs in the 828MHz range?
thanx!
 

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I use windows xp and by accident i went on th? setup and p?t th? frequency to 200 and it was 400 before an Now when i boot it 10 to 15 seconds later turns off PLZ help me !!

A:DDR frequency help plz

Reset your Bios.

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Hello.
I suspect that my ram is not in the proper frequency.
Could u plz tell me how to check which my frequency is, then how to set it in right number?(266, 333, 400 etc)
Thanks
 

A:Ram's frequency?

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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?
 

A:how do i know what is the RAM frequency?

You already have a thread here asking the same thing. Do not start duplicate posts regarding the same topic.

This thread is closed.
 

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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.
 

A:Out of Frequency

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
 

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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
 

A:DDR Frequency too low

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?
 

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i have a p5nsli motherboard that supports a 667 frequency of ram but why is my cpu_z tells this:


a 333 mhz dram frequency

5-77-31-20
 

A:Wrong RAM frequency?

Is it dual channel DDR2 PC667?
 

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Hello All. First post. New/old guy learning. I'm about to do my first build (with some assistance) using an Abit Fatal1ty board, AMD 64 X2, a powercolor video card (upgradable when I have more $). I have questions about memory. I'm looking at 2Gb dual channel, and wondering if I am understanding The PC3200 terminology correctly. I get that this is the bandwidth at which everything operates. There seem to be many different sticks of memory at different bandwiths out there. My question is: What would be effect be, on the system listed above, of using sticks of memory with a higher bandwidth, PC 4000 or above? From what I've read, it would be like underclocking the memory(?).
I am after reliablility more than super speed, as my primary objective is musically oriented.... Any information that might assist me on this journey would be appreciated.....
 

A:Understanding RAM frequency?

Memory above PC3200 is designed for overclocking, so when you overclock the CPU you can keep the memory at a 1:1 ratio. You won't get any benefit from using anything higher, as an AMD64 runs at the same speed as PC3200.
 

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Once again I'm having computer trouble and I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me.

I recently purchased a new motherboard, CPU and Graphics card and everything was working fine until I tried playing online Warcraft3. After trying that my screen has started going to a black screen with a box that says "24k/ohz Frequency is out of range" - I have experienced this once or twice before but it seemed to fix itself after I unplug and replug in the graphics cord that leads to the monitor. So from that experiencing i'm guessing the problem is with the graphics card, if I'm wrong - please don't hesitate to correct me, a brand new graphics card with problems isn't a nice thing to have afterall.

Oh I should point out that it is only that screen that comes up, after awhile of the message being up my monitor will put itself to hibernation mode but the computer remains turned on (I can still hear music and everything, I just can't see a thing)

Please help me.
 

A:Frequency Issue

Sounds like you need to either increase or decrease the display refresh rate at that resolution.
 

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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 ?

A:How to find out my ram frequency !

  
Quote: Originally Posted by HpBaxxter



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.

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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.
 

A:RAM frequency Incorrect

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?
 

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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?
 

A:Out of frequency range

Control Panel > Display > Advanced > Advanced > Monitor, make sure it's right.

Or reinstall your monitor and video drivers.
 

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Hey guys, I got this really big problem. tryed everything really to fix it. but no good.

When i play games like Aion,wow, and now Borderlands i can play for like 5 min then my screen goes black and there is a red box telling me "frequency out of range" then the sound freezes and i need to restart my computer.

Got a new monitor like 1 month ago and its a Packard bell 242DX full hd 22 monitor. so im playing in 1920x1080. the monitor max hz is 60 at 1920x1080.

My computer specc is:

Amd phenom x4
Asus Ati HD 3870x2
4gb ram
Gigabyte motherboard
and im on Windows 7

Tryed to fix it myself with old topics from here but no use.

no problems in windows 1920x1080 60hz no errors.

tryed powerstrip/Riva tuner to force my Refreshrate/hz to 60.

New catalyst drivers from ati and direct x is fine.

Got new drivers for my Monitor (windows 7) update exact drivers.

Tryed the F8 safe mode no use.

And hax Borderlands Baseengine to force 60hz ingame turn off vsync and such no use...

the funny part is some games works fine like Red faction guerilla Starcraft etc. and i have no problems in windows

i have no idea.

// Dakkar
 

A:Frequency out of range!

i'm having the same problem w/ left 4 dead and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
i've had L4D for a long time, but a few months ago all it does is start up with a black screen and a blue box that says resolution/frequency is out of range. its the same w/ stalker but i just downloaded it from steam today, and all my other games are working.

my resolution is 1024x768 and about 60hz

i have 2GB DDR2 ram
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
AMD Athlonx2 64
Windows XP SP2

my video/directx drivers are up to date
 

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I have some mp3/wav sounds and i want to convert them in high frequency.
So i need a high frequency software.
Any idea?

A:high frequency

Are you trying to convert from 44,100Hz to 96,000Hz ?

Why are you trying to convert anyway? You're final result will only be as good as the native file (like converting an mp3 to Wav)

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Why does my RAM work at cca 320Mhz instead of 800?
Does anyone know?

A:Why is my RAM working on such low frequency?

It looks like that is the default setting. Is this an OEM or custom build PC? What is the make/model of the RAM? Can you download CPU-Z and post a screen shot of the SPD tab of the slots the RAM or in.

With RAM, there is a multiplier of 2, so in reality your RAM speed is/should be around 666 mhz. As you see mine, I'm using my RAM in XMP mode and it showing at 1200 mhz but with the mulitplier it's running at 2400 mhz. You can confirm this in your BIOS.

Most modern RAM stock/default speeds are 800 mhz and you have to adjust (essentially over clock) the RAM in the BIOS to the correct or desired speeds.

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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

A:CPU frequency fluctuation.

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.

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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.

A:signal frequency

Check the settings on your Graphics card, make sure it is set at 60Hz.

Control Panel > Display > Adjust Resolution > Advanced Settings

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I just had a power blackout a few minutes ago and my computer shut off. I turn my computer back on when the citie's power comes back on, and my screen has a lot of white squares that keep flashing. Then the monitor goes black and I get a message saying that the frequency is too high. The message is from the monitor, not the computer; I never even get into windows. Drivers are updated, RAM, LCD, CPU, PSU, GPU, HDD, and everything have been tested on a different setup, and they all work flawlessly. So are the visual artifacts due to a shorted MB?
 

A:Video Frequency

Have you tried hitting F5/F8 and try booting into safe mode and selecting VGA mode?

if you can then connect another monitor to see if it is your Mainboard or graphics Card.

If you get into Vga mode then you can check adapter refresh frequency and lower it.
 

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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.

thank you
 

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Hi all,

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?
 

A:Different frequency RAM modules

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anyone know what core frequency is? and does anyone know what the difference between Graphics cards -Asus GTX 560 Ti and GTX 560 TOP (except for the cost)? thanks-

A:core frequency?

Core frequency is the clock frequency of your CPU or GPU (memory, both system and videocard, usually runs at its own clock frequency).

As for the two videocards, you can find detailed specs on nVidia's website and just compare them. Differences will probably be in clock speeds, number of shaders/pipelines, and things like that.

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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

Jeff
 

A:H.V Frequency Over Range???

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.
 

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