What's wrong with my CPU?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TheGrudge, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. TheGrudge

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    Sometime last year I spent $500 on new computer parts... new motherboard, cpu, more ram... all that good stuff. I bought an Athlon XP 2200(or 2100)... which I believe is around 1.7gb. Well... today I was checking my computer specs for someone... and dxdiag.exe as well as the system settings in my controll panel both say that my processor speed is 1.1gb. What's up with this? It might explain some problems I've been having. Do I have some setting not set right?
     
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    could be the FSB not set properly. What ram do you have? At lest DDR-333, right?
     
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    Yeah... 1 stick of 333 and 1 stick of 226 I think.

    I have 768mb ram

    From a recomendation from someone else, I went into my BIOS and noticed the CPU speed was at 100 so I bumped it up to 133. Now dxdiag says my cpu speed is 1.5... which still isn't as fast as it's supposed to be. It also made my CPU hotter... which is now at 39.2c. What's "Too hot" for a CPU? Would it hurt if I bumped it up more past 133 in the BIOS?
     
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    Well, if you have a 333FSB chip, then you need to be at a 166MHz in BIOS. But you can't mix 333 and 266 memory.... get rid of the stick of 266.
     
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    Well if I remember correctly.... the guy at the place I bought the ram from said I could run the 266, but it would make the faster chip's speed slow down to the slower chip's speed or something. I dunno... but my computer says I have 768 so obviously it recognizes it.

    After moving to 133 in my BIOS, my CPU has been slowly gaining heat. It's now at 40.0c. What's too hot for a CPU? I'm afraid to move it up to 166 until I know that it wont fry my chip.
     
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    stand back and THINK about what you said. Your chip is running slower because of your shitty ram. :mamoru:

    40*F is too hot for my tastes. I'd say 32* is good for that chip at FULL speed.
     

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