3.2GHz AMD CPU running at 2.0

By cabotage
Aug 17, 2010
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  1. My CPU only runs at 2.0 GHz. When I try to change any setting via TurboV or BIOS to increase the speed, the PC locks up.

    I blew all the dust out and keep everything as clean and cool as possible. I may have a hardware incompatibality problem. I am aware that NVIDIA is not a friend to ASUS. I wish I knew that when buying my video card.

    What can I do to get my processors back to 3.2?
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Yes the are, they even sell NVidia card.

    Check your frequencies under load.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    the 2.0 Ghz is probably the power saving feature throttling down the cpu when not under load. before you try to OC using TurboV or anything else Asus has, turn off the cool n quiet (in Bios) and EPU (windowed software) if you have it. They can collide with each other and lock up like the problem you are having.
  4. cabotage

    cabotage Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I read something about incompatibilities with drivers.

    I use TurboV to check my freqs, it reports 2.0. Is there another place to check?
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    IMO probably cool'n'quite
  6. cabotage

    cabotage Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Where is the EPU settings under friggin Vista?
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74


    EPU is a software that comes with the Asus MB's, you may or may not have it. ...hence....
    If you do its under Asus in your start menu next to the TurboV, PC Probe etc. if you do have it installed, make sure its off before OC'ing
  8. cabotage

    cabotage Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I cant seem to disable teh EPU. Would Uninstalling it do the trick?
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    it will, i did the same thing. you can put it back via your MB install disk if you decided you want it.


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