CPU speed not what it should be

January 22, 2011 at 00:10:15
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Phenom II
Ok, so i just recently fixed my computer replacing the motherboard with the same one (RMA) and upgraded my cpu. The problem is that my computer shows and uses 800 MHz. Ok on to the specs.

CPU: AMD Phenom II http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Motherboard: Asus Crosshair II

I looked up my problem didn't come up with much, like i know AMD has the quiet thing for there cpu's when their not being used that much but mine is always at 800 MHz. It's really hard to explain but when running some cpu tests it even says i have 800 MHz, when it should be 3.3 GHz. Games run choppy and such. I also noticed that i might have to update my bios or download a driver or something. And another note, my computer doesn't recognize the cpu on the start up, simply says AMD unknown processor. So if there is a way for my computer to recognize my cpu, like if i have to mess with bios or something, that would be great.


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#1
January 22, 2011 at 05:26:22
i would be rma-ing both items been very vociferous about it too.
there may be a bios upgrade for the board, however it is suppossed to run the amd II without any tweaking.
it may be a good idea to look onto the overclockers forums for this board and cpu, so you can get the best bios settings, multipier and mhz etc etc and you can try those settings before doing any more rma's

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#2
January 22, 2011 at 10:57:07
Hey thanks i'll try that! But also note that my cpu is a AM3.

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#3
January 22, 2011 at 11:24:35
According to the specs on that board, it doesn't support AM3 cpu's. Did you check the compatibility list before you bought it.

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#4
January 22, 2011 at 23:41:16
sorry just read the amd II, havent used an amd in a while..;-)

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