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I have a Pentium 4 prescott, that I thought was running at 3.16Ghz (according to CPU-Z). Everest Ultimate is reporting it as 4.033Ghz.

Does anyone know why this is?? Also, which one is right???
    
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id stick to CPU-Z.
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everest could be calculating it at the stock multi for your chip and not what you have it at. That is if you have it at a multi different then stock. did the same with my 3700+
    
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Well when I am booting, that is the clock it is reporting on the Post screen. Then when everything is said and done, it is down at like 1.86Ghz stock. This is supposed to be a 3.06Ghz Prescott.
    
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i think the cpu-z one is right
    
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Well my BIOS couldn't be wrong could it?? I have the latest version and everything.
    
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Well when I am booting, that is the clock it is reporting on the Post screen. Then when everything is said and done, it is down at like 1.86Ghz stock. This is supposed to be a 3.06Ghz Prescott.
What is the FSB*Multiplier setting you have in the bios. I would trust that. Also, your computer may have speedstepping activated, which lowers your mutliplier while the cpu is idle to save energy/decrease heat.
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What is the FSB*Multiplier setting you have in the bios. I would trust that. Also, your computer may have speedstepping activated, which lowers your mutliplier while the cpu is idle to save energy/decrease heat.
It looks like it is 23X when it is starting up and when I turn it on fully, it turns to 14X. I can't see my multiplier in my BIOS, but it says I can change the muiltiplier in my Owner's Manual. I should be in the CPU-Soft Menu thing, but it isn't in there.
    
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I think its the evil speedstep.....disable it.....my old abit IIRC was able to
    
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I would not disable it. It helps lowering your electrical bill (Power usage) and heat.
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