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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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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.



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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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My PC has been crashing for some time now and I have been chalking it up to Vista, until today it beeped at me and gave me a black screen saying I had to reset my memory frequency in bios. I compared it to what my RAM says, and the volts are correct, but my RAM says 7 - 7 - 7 @ 1.9v, when I checked the frequency, my bios is set at 8 - 8 - 8 - 28. I could change the 8s to 7s but I have no idea what to change the tRAS to(currently set at 28). Also, should command per clock still be set to 2T? I am using 2 sticks of 2 gig RAM if that makes a difference.

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i have recently upgrade my processor from a intel pentium d 950 to a intel core 2 duo e8400.

i have a ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard which the E8400 is compatible with and seems to restrict the frequency of the processor from 3.0ghz which it should be running to 2.0ghz, has anyone got any advice on this matter?

A:Bios restricting cpu frequency

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

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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.


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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.


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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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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 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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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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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..

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


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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.

A:CPU frequency help

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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.Louis

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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.

A:out of frequency

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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)

A:Ram's frequency?

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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 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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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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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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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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Okay this might sound like a strange question but normally its a simple measure of putting in a new RAM chip when you want to add RAm to your desktop. strangely my new CPU ahs run into some preoblems with adding the RAM.

when I built my PC is january I wanted it to have 2 GB of DDR 2 RAM. however something is dodgy- when I put in two RAM chips into my motherboard it crashses every time without fail I ahve checked the slot configuration for the RAM and it's in the right position. however wen I put in one rAM chip it works fine.

A friend suggested I check my RAM frequency and how many channnels, but I have no idea how to change/chekc this. My motherboard manual is not helpful at all either. any ideas anyone?

by the way, the RAM chips are perfectly fine. I checked them out on someone elses CPU and they work alright. might be a problem with the motherboard, but I somehow doubt so.

for your info:
motherboard: MSI K9N NEO V3
ram: 2 kingston HYPERX DDR2 !gb

A:how do I change RAM frequency?

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I am running an ASUS P4P800se Mobo with an Intel 3.2gh processor and Windows XPpro sp2. I have 2 512 mb sticks of matched Crucial Ballistics ram and 2 matched 512 mb sticks of Kingston HyperX ram running in dual channel mode at supposedly 400 mhz freq. When I boot up I see that the ram freq. is 320 mhz, dual channel, linear mode. Is this normal? Why isn't it running at 400 mhz? I have been having stop error problems as well but I don't think it's related because the ram has been working fine for weeks, albeit verrry slow to check during boot-up. It's gotten considerably faster lately, (after Bios update) but it still takes a couple of minutes to check "NVram". I will start another thread about the AGP440 stop errors as soon as I am sure that reinstalling the drivers for my Radeon X1600 pro did not fix the problem. So far so good.

Thanks: Mark

A:Solved: DDR Frequency

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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


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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Hi everybody

I have a problem with my NVIDIA NVG18A graphic card with 64 MB. I bought it very recently and fixed it in my PC with configuration of 512MB RAM, 933 MHz CPU, 30 GB hard disk and P3 processor running on Windows XP.

This graphic card has VGA Out, S-Video Out and AV Out. I connected my desktop monitor with VGA Out port and my TV with AV Out port. Till now, every thing went fine.

When I switch on the PC, after Windows XP logo comes in my monitor, “Frequency Out of Range” message is coming in my monitor . It is very funny that some times it works fine. I mean when I start my PC, some times I will not see this error on my monitor. Monitor displays “Welcome” screen of windows XP and then desktop appears but some times it says “Frequency Out of Range”. If I see this message on my monitor, what I do is forcefully shut down the system by holding the START key on my CPU for some time. Then restart PC again. Then it is my luck. Some times, desktop appears with out any problem or if not lucky enough then again “Frequency Out of Range”. Repeat the same process of “shut down – restart” (some times 6 to 7 times ) until I see my desktop in my monitor. But as I mentioned already, it is not always. Some times it starts perfectly.

I don’t know what to do to avoid this situation. I did not install any drives related to graphic card. The moment I started first time after fixing the graphic card, XP identified my new hardware. Any help in this regard is greatly apprecia... Read more

A:Frequency Out of Range


Boot your pc into safe mode by pressing the f8 key as it starts.
When it has booted, right click on the desktop & choose properties, click the settings tab.
Now change the colours to medium, (or less) & the resolution to 800X600 (or less).
Restart your pc & set the colours & resolution to the ones you want to use.
Restart again to make sure all is ok.

hope this helps


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Good Day,

I hope someone can assist me.
I have been having a problem whilst gaming (although this also runs over onto net use when playing flash games ie. pokemon global link), I've noticed that my pc/game would stutter immensely for a while and then would run fine again.

I've found that in resource manager when this happens that my frequency rate drops from 100% to 25% and then after a time goes back to a 100% (stuttering then stops)

At first I thought it was with NT Kernal & System and through that and following a guide on how to locate the problem, I've established that it is the driver amdppm.sys

I'm not a terribly technical person, so thanks to all the tutorial makers out there.
I've then tried replacing the amdppm.sys with a different version of the same file, the stuttering stops, however after a period of time, my laptop would shut itself down completely.... so I replaced the previous file that I had thankfully made a copy of.

As helpful as google, this site and various others have been. I've yet to find a way to rectify the problem... without causing anymore and as I've said, I'm not terribly technical and fear that I might worsen the problem more before ever being able to fix it.

Please if anyone knows of a way to fix this, it would be greatly appreciated.
System Spec:

Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82
Motherboard: Acer JM70PU
Bios: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
Total Memory: 3.00 GB Usable Memory: 2.3... Read more

A:CPU Frequency Drops

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I have a problem with an Intel P4 CPU Bus Frequency, the processor is 1.9 Ghz/256/400 but It always stop at the BIOS settings whenever I boot the PC. I choose the frequency but it hangs all the time I boot again and the same thing continously. This is the PC I was fixing and was going to install Win XP SP2 to it but discovered it was not booting at all and decided to open the box and see if all the hardware was in working order. The whole PC was full of of dust including the heat sink and I've cleaned the whole PC of dust and it booted until it gave me that frequency boot error and I cannot Install XP.

Please help....


A:CPU BUS Frequency Error

Try replacing the CMOS battery on the motherboard.
The battery is probably dead and the Bios is not detecting the hardware properly.

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The maximum frequency can be found by going into the resource maneger from the task maneger. I know it is below 100% for laptops running in a power saving mode but it should never be belwo 100% for a desktop should it? It's not like im running a ton of processes and my core temps are 25c or below most of the time. Any ideas on why this could be happening and how I could fix it?


A:Maximum Frequency Below 100%

Mine's in the 70's ... desktop

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Hi guys i have some trouble with my laptop ram
i have a VAIO VGN-FE550G recently upgraded from 1GB RAM (2 slots of 512MB) to 2GB RAM (2 slots of 1GB each)
the point is that when i had the 1GB RAM i had a 533MHz of frequency and when upgrading i just get 333
the new RAM is a (not very sure about what model is just writing all the labels it has)
1GB 2Rx8 PC2-5300S-555-12EQ

as far as i know it is a 677MHz, my laptop specs says it only suports 533, but only geting 333, is there anything i can do to get at least 533MHz??

im attaching a zip file containing some specs generated with "piriform speccy"

i would really appreciate some help thax and sorry about the grammar, english its not my mother language.

A:DRAM frequency

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When I turn my desktop computer on I get the message frequency out of range. I was able to reboot in the safe mode, but the icons is still very large, even after I've set the font size to normal. I'm not able to get internet service.

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Hey guys,

I noticed something weird in my RAM. I've got two Kingston modules now, having replaced my Corsair modules that might have caused all my problems. They are two DDR3-1333 modules, supposedly running at 667MHz. But when I check using sensors, they run slightly higher than that. See the images I've included.

The thing is, the Corsair modules did exactly the same thing. 668MHz in stead of 667MHz. And MemTest+ shows them running at DDR3-1337 in stead of DDR3-1333...

My question is: is this a problem? Can it hurt? I know it seems like a very small indiscrepancy, but after having had so many BSODs, I wonder... (I've yet to find out if switching from Corsair to Kingston fixed my problems, that'll take a few days to find out).

I hope you can answer this strange riddle for me.

- Veliremus

SOLVED: The question was answered .

A:RAM frequency indiscrepancy

It's not a problem. The front side bus speed won't be exact, and the ram speed is a multiplier of the FSB. Your difference is so tiny as to be explained by the monitoring program even. I wouldn't worry about it. Your quality Ram can no doubt even be overclocked to run at higher speeds safely, so this very tiny difference is completely normal and safe. A Guy

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Hope someone can help me?
My computer has been working prefectly but recently it has developed a fault when I open windows media centre and click, the screen turns black and I get a box saying frequency out of range.

I have also noticed that my resolution reminder notice keeps appearing at random even when I go into the monitor menu and disable

Thanks in advance

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

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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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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

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I currently have Windows XP pro running on a Dell Vostro 200. I have an up to date Intel graphics media accelerator driver (which I reinstalled to see if that would fix it but didn't.)

I keep getting "Frequency out of range 96.6" when I boot my PC. Not all the time. Usually, if I put my monitor on before I press the power on button on my PC, it doesn't show. But today it did. I hate this cause the PC boots up but the "Frequency out of range" message prevents me from viewing the Desktop so I have to power down the PC by pressing the button and start all over again. Not good for the PC and not good for me.

Situation began when I accidentally selected the incorrect range for my monitor. The "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" was unchecked (which I didn't see till after the fact) and I selected the wrong hertz for my monitor. I have since corrected that but it has not corrected on the system causing this error. I uninstalled and reinstalled the monitor using Device Manager but it didn't fix it. I'm wondering if there is something in the registry that is holding the old setting that I can change.

Thanks for your help.

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