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So for the longest time it would show 1.8 ghz and 2.40 ghz (in that order) I figured it had something to do with over/under clocking so i messed with overclocking but I really dont want to over clock my cpu im just wondering how to set my defult speed to the actual processors speed which is 2.4ghz I managed to get the jumpers set to where its 2.4 ghz but im wondering why it shows up twice on my System Info. window.

Using a pentium 4 processor on a shuttle av49p motherboard.

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That is weird for it to show two frequencies, but I really wouldnt worry about it.

THe reason it goes from 2.4 to 1.8 is probably because of speedstep.
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hmm what is speed step? i thought it was because the jumpers were set to 100m
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hmm what is speed step? i thought it was because the jumpers were set to 100m
I think speed step only applies to the newer chips. It pretty much down clocks your cpu so that it doesn't use as much power.
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Ahh ok thanks..
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post #6 of 9
its not because of speed step, you have your cpu underclocked, if its soppose to be at 2.4.

my pentium 4 shows it up twice as well, dont worry, who cares lol.
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so i could still have the jumper set at 100M and overclock it to 2.4 and it still act the same as leaving my jumper at 133 and disabling overclocking. im slowly learning
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It's not a mystery, and yes, it is due to speedstep. There are two numbers--the first one says what frequency the CPU operates at stock, the other number at the bottom is the actual frequency at the time the properties window is open. This number will vary depending on speedstep status, overclock status, and keep in mind, speedstep can also work while overclocking, so just 'cause you've overclocked, doesn't negate speedstep. Disable it and you'll see 2.4GHz always for both numbers. Speedstep went all the way back to the pentium-III's, so your P4 likely supports it.

edit--check out the attached ss I took of mine--confirms what I mentioned above.

Edited by guyladouche - 12/16/08 at 10:01pm
    
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What do you mean by it shows twice? If you're actually seeing two CPUs, that's probably because of HT which makes a single P4 show as two CPUs... it's supposed to make multi-threading more efficient.

Actually, scratch that, just had a look at the screnshot, I see what you mean now... the frequency is just included in the CPU description, and then the actual operating frequency is displayed separately. It's normal... as long as it runs at the normal 2.4GHz it's fine.
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