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AMD CPU running at about half original speed

By johnnylisa
Mar 1, 2005
  1. I had to replace the hard drive in my Pavilion when the original failed. I reinstalled the original software from the Recovery CD set I purchased from HP. The system now identifies my processor as an Athlon running at 750 MHz instead of the original Athlon 1.3 GHz. This 750 MHz figure is the same in the BIOS setup screen and in Windows XP My Computer Properties screen. I have not changed any components other than the hard drive, and the processor is the original Athlon 1.3 GHz. What would account for the decrease in speed and what can I do about it?

    Thanks,
    John

    Windows XP Home Edition
    AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz
    512 MB RAM @133MHz
    A7V-VM motherboard
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Go to www.lavalys.com and get the free Everest Home Edition. Run that, it will tell you all about your PC and its components.
    You may need to do a reset to basic values or optimised values of your BIOS.
    Check the mobo-manual for multiplier settings in the BIOS.
     
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