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My p31-DS3L (bios F9b) is currently telling me that I am pushing my e2200 from 2.2 Ghz to 2.66 (10x266) @1.28V....

But when I get Ubuntu loaded and break out Perlmon and gkrellm, I get that I'm actually at 2.9 Ghz @1.25v.

I tend to believe the software though because I can get super-pi to 1m with wine in 23.8 seconds...

Help? It's p95 stable either way, but I have conflicting information!
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Believe the bios
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Believe the BIOS.

Perlmon and gkrellm get the cpu info from /proc, and the Kernel devs have said sometimes it can read wrong.

....never trust software.
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Memtest86 also says 2926.25 Mhz when I boot from the Ubuntu 7.10 disc to check mem... still concerning.

Thanks for all replies so far!
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Believe the bios. Have you changed the mulitplier to get the clock you are at? If you have then that is the reason you get that readout from some programs, They don't check if a multiplier has changed and just read your speed as if you were running at the normal multiplier.
    
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Didn't Trippen Out have a similar issue?
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Reading all about Trippen Out's build now, it's a good read so far. Thanks for pointing me in that direction.

Yeah, I've lowered the mult from 11 to 10 because I wanted the extra northbridge memory bandwidth.

If the Bios is right though, then I think I need to clean and re-apply my HSF. Maybe I used slightly too much Arctic Silver 5? It runs waaaay too hot for 1.28v.
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The voltage could be correct, however, as the voltage delivered to the processor is somewhat dynamic according to the intensities of CPU usage.
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the BIOS is right. Perlmon and all the other software is basing the calculations for clock speeds on the 11x multi
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