New CPU running Half Speed

Micro-star international / 6526
April 14, 2009 at 19:54:51
Specs: Windows XP
Hey,
Thanks for the help in advance.

My computer is fairly old so i figured i would upgrade the parts to get it running like new again.

MS 6526 Mainboard
Intel pent. 4 cpu speed 2.4 ghz
System Memory: 1271 MB
OS: XP

My previous CPU was 1.8 ghz, i swapped that out for the new 2.4 ghz the max my board supports. Now when i run CPU Speed Professional it says CPU is only running at 1.2

Can anyone PLEASE help me out!
i tryed accessing my BIOS but the FSB and everything is Locked.

Any ideas?
Thanks again.

Here is a page with the Specs of my Motherboard

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/...


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April 14, 2009 at 20:30:01
"i tryed accessing my BIOS but the FSB and everything is Locked"

Notice the motherboard specs: "FSB 400MHz". There's no mention of any other FSB being supported. My guess is you got an 800MHz FSB CPU which obviously would run at 400MHz FSB...in other words, 1/2 speed.

Also, 2.4GHz isn't the max supported: "Support 1.3GHz to 2.4GHz or higher speed P4 processor"

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=p...

Here's a few possibilities:

http://www.starmicro.net/detail.asp...

http://www.starmicro.net/detail.asp...

http://www.starmicro.net/detail.asp...

http://www.starmicro.net/detail.asp...


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