Ahh, I see ^_^
(dont mind about your thread not being under the CPU
) section - the mods will move it soon enough
Suffice to say , your machine shouldnt be moving "slow" at 2.80GHZ at all! (provided thats the stock10% overclock speed), 2.80 is plenty enough for computing (unless you meant in games/encoding and the sort). If you're talking about.. just regular computing however - something else may be the issue - perhaps your windows installation/file system needs come clearing up (in which case I'd have the perfect appps to reccomend to you
But yeah, tell me something - does your machine show you (in MHZ) the frequency at which your CPU is working at (when you just turn it on?)
(It should say something like... 2.xxGHZ) - Just trying to figure out how much you've overclocked it.
You should go into your bios, and look around for anything about CPU frequency adjustment, look for something about FSB (Front side Bus) and in that dialoge they should tell you what your FSB is at (which would help is furthur ^_^).
Do you know what speed your RAM is rated for? (check the packaging - or maybe you could search online.
To be clear though, a few things could cause your overclock "to fail".
It could be that someone messed with the settings, it could be that the CPU isnt being cooled adequatly (anymore/?) and so, the bios detects the instability brought on by the heat, it could also be that your FSB was running a bit faster than the memory liked all along - and now the RAM is complaining
But before we finger point the prob, see if you can tell us what speed your FSB is working at, as well as what speed your RAM was rated for eh? :]
(you should also check to see if you find anything about RAM, or "DRAM" timing.)
Gl - get to work