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Borderline
2005-01-17T07:50:25Z
Question : This is my first gigabyte mainboard (754 not pro) and its great! apart from my processor reads 803Mhz in my computer rather than 2.4Ghz. I downloaded z-cpu which told me my multiplyer settings were only 4x at 200mhz, when I know they should be at 12x. I then manually set the multiplier to 12x like it should be, and saved it in BIOS but this still didnt work. I then updated to BIOS version F9 and it still only reads 803mhz! I've tried both automatic and manually entering and saving the multipliers with no luck. BIOS tells me its on 12x but it isn't. Also, the CPUcore default reads 1.1v in bios when I know it should be 1.5v from looking at processor specifications on net. I don't think the CPU is to blame as it is recognised as an Athlon 64 3400+ on startup, any help would be very much appreciated! - Thanks


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Model Name : GIGABYTE 754 GA-K8NS
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M/B Rev : 1.0
BIOS Ver : F9
Serial No. : 4719331011105SN0440002773
Purchase Dealer : Aria Technology
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VGA Brand : ATi Model : Radeon 9800pro
CPU Brand : AMD Model : 64 Speed : 3400+
Operation System : Win XP SP : 1
Memory Brand : Corsair Type : DDR
Memory Size : 1gb Speed : ddr333
Power Supply : 400 W


Memory: 512mb ddr400 Corsair Valueselect 2x256mb generic ddr333
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Jordan
  •  Jordan
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2005-01-17T08:16:08Z
Get rid of that generic RAM. THe A64s need PC3200/DDR 400 RAM to run at their full speed so it clocks down since your RAM is limited to 333MHz. If you try to set the Multi that high your crap RAM (the generic stuff) can't handle it so it won't work with that high multiplier.
Borderline
2005-01-17T08:35:01Z
Thanks J, got rid of the DDR333 but still no joy with the CPU! still reads processor speed 800mhz in BIOS and z-cpu. Could it be problem with the mobo as z-cpu says multiplier setting is on 4 when bios says its 12??? I turned of throttling and cool n quiet too just to make sure. any other ideas anyone?!
Jordan
  •  Jordan
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2005-01-17T08:39:30Z
Thought it would have been the RAM for usre as some A64 boards also have a problem with 3 DIMMs. You have alrteady tried the BIOS update so that bits covered. Are you definetelky saving the settings before exiting? Does it still say 12x next time you go in? Try setting it at something lower, maybe 8x and see if that works first.
Borderline
2005-01-17T08:48:52Z
Yeah, I tried setting it lower and it still runs at 4x. It says 12x when I load up BIOS but when i press F9 for system info it says 'processor speed 800mhz'. I tried setting processor clock speed 1mhz faster and speed went up to 804 so its multiplier. And definately pressing y on save and exit!!!