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1.8ghz? Not 2.2?

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So, i got my system all put together today. The processor i ordered was a Opteron 148 OSA148BNBOX from newegg. I notice that the processor is only running at 1.8 ghz and should be 2.2ghz. The setting are 200mhz and a 9x multi. I was gonna chage the multi to 10x and the other one to 220mhz but i was afraid. Is that how i get it to run 2.2ghz or should i do something diffrent? I dont want to start overclocking until i get some good RAM, a good PSU, and a good heatsink. Screenshot attached below.

EDIT: I just noticed that none of that on CPU-Z is correct. Its a Venus core and a Socket 939 not 940. Im confused?!?

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g5...ter/cpuzss.jpg
post #2 of 16
Thats somewhat weird. Changing the multi to 10x shouldn't have any consequences. Do it.

EDIT: On second thoughts, it may have been wrongly boxed...
post #3 of 16
That processor should run at 11xmulti 200mhz FSB stock. Set it to that and you will be running at 2.2 ghz the way the processor at stock is designed to run.
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You got gotten...otherwise,
Remove the CPU HSF and let us know the stamped numbers and letters on the top...
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post #5 of 16
download the lastest CPUZ version 1.37

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

that should fix some issues in cpuz
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE
You got gotten...otherwise,
Remove the CPU HSF and let us know the stamped numbers and letters on the top...
OSA148DAA5BN
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Originally Posted by LifIsPeachy02
OSA148DAA5BN
CAB2E 0604CPMW
Good man...now we know it's just your BIOS version needing an update...that should fix the problem...
The old Athlon boards used to do that as well...my 2200 was set to 1.5 instead of 1.8...still had to bump the FSB to get it to recognize it...not a major problem just keep the FSB up!
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The BIOS need flashed? I dont know how to do that. And i dont have a floppy drive.

And downloading the lastest CPU-Z fixed the processor info. Now it reads the right one.
post #9 of 16
Woah, hold your horses. Just disable AMD's Cool and Quiet in the bios. Bascially, it lowers your multi when your compy's idleing, to consume less power and reduce heat. Then when you load the processor, it ups the multi.
    
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post #10 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wowza
Woah, hold your horses. Just disable AMD's Cool and Quiet in the bios. Bascially, it lowers your multi when your compy's idleing, to consume less power and reduce heat. Then when you load the processor, it ups the multi.
Pretty sure it is disabled.
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