Got new processor, running at 4th of speed...

Amd Phenom ii x4 965 quad core processor
August 14, 2010 at 17:31:50
Specs: Windows 7
Got a new processor, a AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor (4 CPU's), 3.4 GHz, but Dxdiag says it is only running at 800 MHz.
Motherboard: ASUSTek M3N78 Pro
BIOS Version: Pheonix - ACPI Revision 0701

Also:
I was downloading a game and it said Hard Drive didn't have enough space, on Start - Computer it said I had 428 GB free of 465 GB, on Window's Task Manager under Performance - Physical Memory (MB)it said:
Total: 4094
Cached: 2811
Available: 2766
but for free it was only around 4.

Is anything about that wrong?


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#1
August 14, 2010 at 19:17:15

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#2
August 14, 2010 at 20:49:42
Your hard drive is formatted to FAT32 which can only handle upto 4gb files, you need to format to NTFS.

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#3
August 14, 2010 at 21:07:02
How do I reformat it to that then?

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#4
August 14, 2010 at 21:38:07
Formatting has absolutely nothing to do with it. Did you download CPUZ & check your CPU clock settings?

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#5
August 14, 2010 at 21:42:51
Yes, it was at 800 MHz when it should have been at 3.4 GHz, just like DXDiag said.

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#6
August 14, 2010 at 22:35:15
Disable cool'n'quiet, then look again

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#7
August 15, 2010 at 01:42:32
Nothing to do with it Jam? Read his second problem again.

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#8
August 15, 2010 at 07:19:45
just one lil thing wuts physical memory have to do with ur hard drive when u checked in task manager under performance tab it shows how much ram(physical memory ur using and stored or cached) thats nothing to do with ur hard drive. plus the 4MB free are nothing dude dont worry it says ur running win 7 not a prob dont worry u wanna see how much u have go to run type msinfo32.exe and hit enter. for the cpu thing follow jams tips

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#9
August 15, 2010 at 07:28:45
"Nothing to do with it Jam? Read his second problem again"

Where does it say that he was trying to copy a single file that was 4GB or larger? And where does it say that his formatting is FAT32?

The average Joe doesn't even know how to format a large HDD as FAT32. Microsoft's formatting tool deliberately caps the FAT32 partition size at 32GB to "force" people to use NTFS. So unless Sew119 or whoever built his system used 3rd party software to format his 500GB HDD (which appears to have just one huge partition), the file system is not FAT32.


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#10
August 15, 2010 at 09:45:31
When I looked on my BIOS it said Cool N' Quiet has been disabled, so that means that the whole time it was still at 800 MHz. Someone told me that 800 MHz is too low for Cool N' Quiet to bring it to anyways.

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#11
August 15, 2010 at 10:57:12
"Someone told me that 800 MHz is too low for Cool N' Quiet to bring it to anyways"

Generally that would be true, but we have no idea what you've done or if you've botched any other BIOS settings. It would be nice to know exactly what is displayed in CPUZ. What is listed for core speed, multiplier, bus speed & HT link?

I just noticed that you listed "BIOS Version: Pheonix - ACPI Revision 0701". That BIOS is over 1.5 yrs old. There have been at least 7 updates since then. The latest non-beta version is 1301. And you need PCB 1.01G to support the Phenom II X4 965. Did you look into all these things before you purchased the CPU?

Also, who installed the heatsink on the CPU? Was a thermal pad or thermal paste used? If it was paste, are you sure it was applied properly? Are you sure the heatsink is fully locked in place. If this was done incorrectly, the CPU *may* be overheating & automatically underclocking to prevent itself from burning out. All modern AMD CPUs require the "middle dot method" for thermal paste application:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...

Here's your board:

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_...


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