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Does this CPU-Z reading look normal?

post #1 of 11
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I just replaced a Pentium 4 with a Core 2 Duo in a moderately old motherboard that said it supported Core 2 Duos. While loading the computer, the start-up screen said that the motherboard did not support a bus speed of 266, but while checking my CPU stats in CPU-Z, it says that the bus speed is running at 266. I'm not skilled with interpreting all the data given by CPU-Z, so does this reading look normal? The core speed is said to be 1599 MHz even though the processor is supposed to run at 2.53 GHz; are these two numbers unrelated, or are they supposed to be similar?

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post #2 of 11
Yes disable speedstep and cie,just lowers multiplier while under no load.
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post #3 of 11
Speedstep

It reduces the multi of your CPU when not in intensive situations. Horrible for overclocking, but nice, for laptops battery power etc.

In the BIOS you can disable it.

Not sure on the multi, or fsb of that chip, someone else will advise.
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post #4 of 11
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I just checked the BIOS, and it said that Speedstep was already disabled...?
    
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post #6 of 11
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I updated my BIOS and turned off C1E and Speedstep, but my processor is still running low. It seems my motherboard is unaccepting of the 266 MHz bus speed, but I'm confused as to why... My motherboard says it support C2Ds with a 1066 FSB, and that's exactly what I got (E7200)...

What's this 266 MHz bus speed have to do with anything, and how come I'm only allowed to have a X6 multiplier?
    
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post #7 of 11
Double check that your current BIOS revision supports the 45nm architecture of your E7200 processor. It might need a BIOS update before it properly recognizes everything. Failing that, have you adjusted the Power Options in the Windows Control Panel?
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post #8 of 11
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I just updated the BIOS an hour ago, so updating it again won't help. The BIOS don't specifically claim that they support the 45nm architecture, so that might be why... What could I do if that's the case?
    
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post #9 of 11
Either deal with the inability of your board to run your chip beyond stock speeds, or look into a motherboard upgrade.
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300GB WD VelociRaptor, 320GB WD Caviar 7200 Lite-On 20X DVD+R Ubuntu 10.04 x64 / Vista Home Premium x64 Samsung 226BW 
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post #10 of 11
Your CPU is running in safe mode I had this problem with the E7200 as its a new chip. You will need to Flash your BIOS to the lastest. that is your problem!!!!
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