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Computer is reading a different speed of CPU, changed from 1 gig to 600mh

By Punkymom ยท 10 replies
May 23, 2005
  1. Hello,
    My ASUS m/b seems to have changed the reading on my prossessor.
    I have a Pent. III 1gig but the computer is NOW reading it as 600mhz.
    We built the computer and have not made any changes to it. I did have one of the hard drives crash and wipe it self clean just before I noticed the difference in speeds. I know that it was correct before this happened.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~599 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Award Software, Inc. ASUS CUV4X ACPI BIOS Revision 1009, 4/24/2001
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)"
    Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 298.24 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 1.72 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.32 GB
    Page File Space 1.22 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    GeForce 2MX 100/200 with 64meg
    SB Live!

    Would anyone be able to help me figure this out? I have used the restore feature with the Windows XP home but that did not change it.
    Thank you.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Have you checked in bios to see whether the fsb is set correctly?

    Dpending on which version of the pIII 1gig cpu you have depends on whether it runs on a fsb of 100mhz or 133mhz.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Punkymom

    Punkymom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hello Howard,
    This is the info from the Everst report. I got the link to Everest from this forum. Thanks

    CPU Properties:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE
    CPU Alias Coppermine, CuMine, A80526
    CPU Stepping cD0
    CPUID Revision 0000068Ah

    CPU Speed:
    CPU Clock 599.94 MHz (original: 1000 MHz)
    CPU Multiplier 7.5x
    CPU FSB 79.99 MHz (original: 133 MHz)

    CPU Cache:
    L1 Code Cache 16 KB
    L1 Data Cache 16 KB
    L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

    Motherboard Properties:
    Motherboard ID 04/24/2001-VT694Z-CUV4X
    Motherboard Name Asus CUV4X (1 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 1 AMR, 3 DIMM, Audio)

    Chipset Properties:
    Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8604/5/6 ProSavage PL133/PM133/PN133
    Memory Timings 2-2-2-5 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

    SPD Memory Modules:
    DIMM1 512 MB PC133 SDRAM (3.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz) (2.0-2-2-5 @ 100 MHz)

    BIOS Properties:
    System BIOS Date 04/24/01
    Video BIOS Date 06/13/01
    Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.0
    Award BIOS Message ASUS CUV4X ACPI BIOS Revision 1009
    DMI BIOS Version ASUS CUV4X ACPI BIOS Revision 1009

    Graphics Processor Properties:
    Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200
    GPU Code Name NV11 (AGP 4x 10DE / 0111, Rev B2)
    GPU Clock 175 MHz
    Memory Clock 150 MHz
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495


    I would check BIOS and just try and change the FSB to 133. I think that is the easyiest and most likley solution to the problem..

  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    It sounds like your machine hiccupped and the BIOS was reset to its defaults, which probably means the slowest CPU settings. Go into the BIOS and tell it that you have 1 GHz chip again, there will be a section to set this probably. Don't overclock, just set it to the correct setting.
  6. Punkymom

    Punkymom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I have a question on what numbers to put in the slots.
    System/PCI Frequency slot - I know the first should be 133.0 / ?????.
    It is showing
    CPU Speed [Manual]
    CPU:System Frequency Multiple [7.5x]
    System/PCI Frequency [ 80.0/40.00]
    The CPU Speed [Manual]

    Do I have to do anything else to be able to set the correct numbers? As you can tell, I am NOT a computer wiz.
  7. Punkymom

    Punkymom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    WOOT! ! ! ! Thanks all! ! ! !

    WOW That did fix it. You all are so great. Thank you! ! :bounce:
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Glad you got it sorted.

    Maybe it`s time to buy a new cmos battery. Maybe that`s the reason the bios went back to the default settings.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Don't replace unless it starts doing this all the time. I've seen this happen occassionally for no good reason.
  10. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    How long to they last

    As a general question, how long do CMOS batteries last? I had one go up on a rig that was 5 years old, but my old Pentium 66MHz is still running on the orginal. Is there any reason why some go out faster?

  11. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    It varies greatly. A typical battery can be expected to last at least 3 years, although any battery more than a few years old is suspect. Occasionally you have very good ones that will last 10+ years. They tend to die very slowly, with a machine retaining CMOS information if it was, say, turned off overnight, but losing it if turned off a whole weekend. Luckily they are pennies to replace.
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