cpu not at full speed

October 7, 2011 at 07:32:44
Specs: Windows 7
I bought a new pc to play video games on it.
Here are my system specifications:

-550W power supply
-Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
-4 GB ram
-AMD Phenom II 965 Processor MHz (what should be 3.4GHz)
-AMD Radeon HD 6670 - 1024 MB
-Asrock N68-GE3 UCC

My games weren't running smoothly,
I found out that my cpu speed wasn't running at max speed.
Can someone please tell me how to put my cpu speed at full speed?


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#1
October 7, 2011 at 09:10:24
"550W power supply" what brand?
Yes phenom II x4 runs at 3.4ghz, how did u notice CPU running at lower clock?
Also what games and what resolution?

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#2
October 7, 2011 at 09:47:24
I don't know what brand my power supply is...
Is there a way to know that en is it important to know?

I'm am talking about games like The witcher 2 and black ops.
There is a website to see if your pc has the minimum requirements to play the game.
I can play both games on medium quality or higher, but I can't even play them on low...
I downloaded cpu-z and it said that my cpu speed was 803 MHz.
I already disabled 'cool 'nd quiet' but that didn't change my speed
I always play my games on 1920x1080, because that's my screen resolution.

Can it be that I have to update my motherboard so my cpu can go to full speed?
Thnx for the help


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#3
October 7, 2011 at 09:54:02
Check the CPU temperature.
It's important we know the brand name of PSU(check PSU label).
At that resolution u have to lower some settings in other demanding games.

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#4
October 8, 2011 at 04:19:59
the temperature is around 30C/86F
The brand of my PSU is HKC USP5550

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#5
October 8, 2011 at 07:24:20
Try to compress a big file with 7-zip or winrar and watch CPU speed with CPU-z.

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#6
October 8, 2011 at 10:30:18
core speed 803.7 MHz
no difference, still 803MHz

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#7
October 8, 2011 at 13:37:19
Check CPU settings in BIOS(reference clock and multiplier).

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#8
October 8, 2011 at 14:02:36
this is what I found:

overclock mode: [optimized]
CPU frequency (MHz): [200]
PCIE frequency (MHz): [100]
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum: [disabled]
PCIE Spread Spectrum: [disabled]
Sata Spread Spectrum: [disabled]
ASrock UCC: [enabled]
CPU active core control: [disabled]

processor speed: 803 MHz
processor maximum frequency: x31.5 6300MHz (???)

Cool 'n Quiet: [auto]
secure virtual machine: [enabled]
enhanced Halt State (C1E): [disabled]
L3 cache allocation: [all cores]


CPU-Z says my core speed is 803.7 MHz and multiplier is x4.0


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#9
October 8, 2011 at 15:13:42
processor maximum frequency: x31.5 6300MHz (???)
It should be processor maximum frequency: x17 3400MHz, set first overclock mode to CPU PCIE Async.

Cool 'n Quiet: [auto]
Disable it.

Also check the memory frequency.

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#10
October 9, 2011 at 02:41:58
I disabled 'cool 'n quiet' and set overclock mode to CPU PCIE Async.
My speed is still 803.7 MHz (CPU-Z)...
My memory clock voltage is: [667MHz DDR3_1333]


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#11
October 9, 2011 at 05:48:31
Clear CMOS and correct settings
processor maximum frequency: x17 3400MHz
The multiplier should x17

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#12
October 9, 2011 at 07:24:32
How do I clear CMOS?
What else do I need to know before I do this?
Are there any risks if I do this?
I don't know much about these things.
Perhaps it's better to bring the pc back to the shop and let them do it?

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#13
October 9, 2011 at 08:40:43
Download user manual from this link if u don't have one
http://www.asrock.com/mb/manual.asp...

Open the manual (page 11)
U will see motherboard layout, look at the bottom of the board (CMOS BATTERY)

Shutdown the system and remove the power cord and open the side panel and locate CMOS battery, remove it for 1 minute then install it. Close the side panel and start the system(go direct to BIOS first and correct settings). Date and time will change if the process of clearing CMOS is successful.

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#14
October 14, 2011 at 06:34:52
i can't change the settings
i can only put it on 'maual', but my pc won't start properly.

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