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Very low cpu speed

By harrisdurrani
Jul 17, 2005
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  1. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    uhmm.. maybe ur 3dmark is set up on like 1600x1200 on FULL HIGH settings..

    i think the default is 1024x768.. check ur benchmarking setup
  2. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    hi

    no i am using the trial version which is already set to 1024*768
  3. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    hmm.. ive read all the msgs in this post bout twice now.. i dont have ne other possible solutions to u man.. sorry im jus not that knowledgeable bout PCs..... yet..

    btw did u buy the PC as a whole or built it urself?

    cuz if u bought it as whole... go take a two barrell shotgun n say 'YOU F***** CHEATER!!!' to the b##tard who sold u that.. =]
  4. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    hey

    lol !! i fixed the dam problem now my cpu runs great....thanx alot though.i built the computer my self
    I updated the bios in the motherboard and now the start up and everything is horrible.. was wondering. Is there a away i can change my bios version to the way it was before
  5. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Posts: 224

    Seriously, Check the bios becuase my friend had almost the exact same hardware as you and he found out 1month later that the mainboard-MSI had automatically over-clocked his CPU (the cause of the blue screens). Maybe yours in under-clocked.

    ..... MSI mainboards have been know to do that type of thing.
    (based on past experiences)
  6. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    hey

    not getting any Blue screens though...just wondering if its possible to change my bios to the way it was before v1.0
    i updated it to 1.7 ..lol
  7. Abraxas

    Abraxas TS Rookie Posts: 205

    So you got rid off one problem by creating another one? Is that right?
  8. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    hey

    lol
    yea i gues u can say that :p
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    MSI motherboards automatically overclock unless you disable the function in BIOS.
  10. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 1,595

    Only their "performance" line of boards do that. Standard desktop or standard office boards (executive series, et cetera) do not do that.
  11. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Posts: 224

    Tedster i didnt know that i think that might have something to do with why i have to under-clock my athlon xp 2800+ becuase it resets/auto quits/gets error frequently playing games at normal circumstances. :grinthumb

    do you know where abouts in the bios? and what it is called?
     
  12. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    hey

    yea i have the same question ....

    thanks for askin
  13. French_Judas

    French_Judas TS Rookie


    can you explain what you exactly did ? I got the same problem on my computer (and it's nearly the same as yours)... :suspiciou


    PS : hello guys, I'm new on this forum ;)
  14. French_Judas

    French_Judas TS Rookie

  15. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    hey

    Actually i had the Wrong Drivers installed on my computer .... they were nForce 4 Drivers that i had installed thinking they were the latest... but actually my motherboard is nforce 3 ...so installed the correct drivers and now its doing good...The wierd thing is that the nforce 4 drivers i installed seemed to work pretty well installing all my motherboard components but the performance was not good lol..
  16. French_Judas

    French_Judas TS Rookie

    which version of driver do you use ? I got the 5.10 whql...
  17. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    heyy

    Yup
    i got that one alright i was using the wrong drivers before.... after downloading and installing the 5.10 WHQL my system was pretty ok ....i mean my 3Dmark 2003 score should still be at least 10000 but i am getting around 9200 !! :( but i guess thats ok
  18. tccboss

    tccboss TS Rookie

    I am running the same CPU and also an MSI board, a K8T800. I had the identical problem and it all started when I loaded up BF2, at least that's when I noticed my poor performance. Then I ran 3D Mark and Aquamark and my CPU scores were very low.

    Once I updated my chipset drivers everything was looking great. But after a few blue screens that finally meant I had to reformat, I haven't been able to get back to the level I was before the crash, which was over 60k on my Aquamark score. I can barely break 50k and it's the CPU score that's dragging it down.

    There must be something about these MSI boards combined with Athlon 64 3200's. :rolleyes:
  19. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    hey

    I dont think it was necessary to format the computer ....cause i think blue screens come up when you have hardware problems ..thats due to overheating or some other hardware problem... anyways i could be wrong :knock: ......Try resintalling The Correct drivers again and see if you get good scores...


    About the MSI 754 socket motherboards for AMD i gotta say that either they are REALLY good or REALLY bad i think i got the bad one :( ..lol
  20. tccboss

    tccboss TS Rookie

    Trust me, I had no choice but to reformat. I did everything possible to perform a repair, but there was no getting into Windows. Mucho frustrating. This was such a rock solid machine before I started messing with all the BF2 problems and patches. I have every possible updated driver installed. At least it's running smoothly, just not up to it's potential by a long shot. I think it's time to just build a new rig with another manufacturers board.
  21. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie Posts: 80

    hey can someone post a link to the 3dmark2003 program. whoa its 177mb....the program got it..

    my specs

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
    Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939
    WD HD 80gb
    Maxtor HD 20gb
    2 x 512 mb Corsair Ram

    oh and btw, is there a way to tell what kind of psu you have ? mine came with its case..

    ALSO: how do you tell how much frontsidebus an AMD has?? it doesnt show on newegg..
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