|Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 5:01 am: |
I have a 2.53GHz P4 on a P4S5A motherboard with 256MB PC2700, running Windows XP. If I right click "My Computer" and choose properties, I can see my CPU is "Pentium(R)4 CPU 2.53GHz". On the next line, a line I have been told elsewhere is the actual processor speed, it says, without any title or caption, "1.89 GHz".
Also I have noticed that when I reboot the system, the black and white boot screen says Pentium 4 1.9 GHz or similar, (disappears quickly).
I have never overclocked it, (wouldn't know how), searching this board I found a couple of threads that dealt with older type boards where you could set the speed, but my board doesn't seem to have any of these options.
Apart from a real funny where it crashed during a Windows Update session and managed to switch the hard drive off in the BIOS, the system has been and is running fine.
Am I underclocking?
How do I fix it?
How could it have happened?
|Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 9:59 pm: |
Yes you are underclocking, you should find a setting to up the front side buss to 133 MHZ, right now it is running at 100 heres the math 100 FSB multiplied by the locked multiplier at 19=1900 or 1.9 GHZ with a front side buss of 133 and the same locked multiplier gives you 2527 mhz or as close to 2.53 GHZ as you can get.
|Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 12:23 am: |
The BIOS option in the section CPU/DRAM Speed are
100/100 <--- as now
133/133 <--- this one you reckon?
|Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 8:24 am: |
133/133 would be correct if you have pc133 or ddr266 memory
|Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 8:27 am: |
I have the same board layout but with the VIA P4X266A chipset. It isn't the fastest but it is stabile.
|Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 8:29 am: |
If you have DDR333 memory you should set it at 133/166. Gives better memory performance. Which the P4 really needs.
|Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 1:12 pm: |
I tried 133/133 and it seemed to work fine. 133/166 also seems to work. I'm going to leave it on 133/166 for a soak and make sure it is stable. Certainly the performance monitor I used, ( http://download.com.com/3000-2086-10160270.html?tag=lst-0-9 ), shows an improvement. With...
... I have seti@home running full time so I'm pushing the CPU/Mem the whole time, I'll see if my number of units increases over a few days