CPU is running at half speed!!
Posted on 2004-08-11
I recently built a pc for someone, but at the time i did not have the cpu for that machine, so i set it up using my P4 3 Ghz FSB800 512k, and it worked fine. Anyway, i then recieved the P4 2.4Ghz FSB800 512k chip for that machine and have installed it. However, i noticed that in CPUz and SiSandra that the core speed is 1.2 Ghz mot 2.4, also the 512Mb PC3200 RAM is also showing massive under performance and the core voltage is 1.47 not the 1.55 i expected.
The mobo is a VIA PVT800 X-L . Is this a Bios problem auto detecting incorrectly, although even when manually put the clock speed in the bios it still shows half the expected speed! Could it have been due to the fact that i installed windows with another chip and now its ballsed up big time?
HELP!!!!!!!! this is urgent so im bunging all my points at this one!