Slow Processor Speed

By hb1
Nov 3, 2005
  1. My Windows does not show the right Processor speed. It shows 1.8 for my 2.4GHz Intel Pentium 4. May be my BIOS needs an upgrade but i cant find my motherboard model (PR22-S) in VIA website or any other site. Can anyone help??
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Likely, you're bios has an incorrect cpu fsb setting. I'd guess you have a 2.4ghz cpu with a 18x multiplier and a 533fsb(133x4). So in the bios it'd be 133x18=2400mhz, but if it got set to 100mhz(400fsb), it'd be 18x100, which'd be 1800mhz. If your bios has an adjustable fsb, adjust it from 100mhz(400fsb) to 133mhz(533fsb). If most of that just blew over your head, just read the above sentence, go to you bios(press f1, f2, del, or whatever your bios's key is), and look for a fsb setting(you may have to enable fsb adjustment in an option box to be allowed to change the fsb if it's grayed out). It should be set to 133mhz, but it likely is set to 100mhz if it's reporting 1.8ghz.
  3. hb1

    hb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks a lot, i guess this is the problem
    But there is another problem now. When i set the clock to 133 nothing shows up on my monitor and nothing loads. So i set it to 110 and the CPU is working at 1.98GHz.
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    Get a copy of everst home
    It will give mainboard info and links to the makers website for fresh bios.

    I would think clearing the cmos/bios would load default settings to get
    proper cpu fsb. You could do this from inside the bios as well
    "load bios defaults" or something like that. If you are certain it's
    p4 2.4, and still get wrong report on cpu then fresh bios would be
    only option I know of.

    Is this a CPU upgrade?
    If so what cpu did you have prior to the 2.4?

  5. hb1

    hb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried to find the BIOS update in the manufacturer website but couldnt find it. I contacted them many times but they wont reply. This is the BIOS info:

    Manufacturer : VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Model : P4X266-8233/A

    Manufacturer : Soltek
    MP Support : No
    Model : P4X266-8233/A
    System BIOS : 12/31/2001-P4X266-8233/A-6A6LWSN9C-00
    Chipset : VIA P4X266/A

    General Information
    Manufacturer : Award Software International, Inc.
    Version : 6.00 PG
    Date of Manufacture : 31 december 2001
    Plug & Play Version : 1.00
    SMBIOS/DMI Version : 2.20
    (EE)PROM Size : 256kB

    The label on the motherboard says the model is :pR22-S

    Where could i find the update?
  6. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Is this your MoBo?
    SL-85MIV5 2FSL-85MIV5-L
    I think this is the correct one, if so look on the right side of page for
    download button.
    This should be your bios page SL-85MIV 2FSL-85MIV-L BIOS
    I hope this helps

    If all else fails,
    I'm reasonably certain you can find it here
    BIOS Upgrades
    I think they charge for it, this kinda sucks tho, you'd think the MoBo
    mfgr would still have the bios....
    But as a last resort it may prove worth it.

  7. hb1

    hb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well thatz not my MoBo

    I heard esupport charges as much as a low end motherboard that supports
    a processor like mine..
    Thankz for helping
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