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processor speed?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have a simple and quick question-I have a new AMD 2600+ cpu but why is it clocked at 1200Mhz ? should it not be 2.8 ghz

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hiya, I just looked up your processor on a retail and the 2600 XP should clock at 2083MHz. If it's only doing 1200, then you need to change some settings in the BIOS. On my computer, you go into the voltage section. Leave the voltage values alone and change the FSB multiplier until the clock speed raches 2083MHz.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Read your motherboard manual, and see what it says about it auto detecting, or if you have to set it manually. Chances are the answer lies in your BIOS settings somewhere.
    You could help by supplying more information, such as the make and model of the motherboard.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I bet you anything the FSB should be 166. I got a 2500+ with this comp and that was the case, just set my mates 2600+ up to 166. Dependant on the motherboard, you may have to change jumpers, change bios settings, or will be stuck until you get a new mobo (i doubt this). Motherboard manual is your bible :yes: and also check on your processer what FSB it is. Normally they are 166 though, doubled to 333 and then have the multipliers to take it to however many!
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