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bdrag
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2005-05-09T22:44:14Z
Hi all. Problem is my new processor won' run faster than 50 percent!

Anyone else seen a problem like this one?

I just upgraded from a 2.4b 533 to a 3.0e 800 (i think). The systems boots to windows xp.


Also i get a boot message showing two processors getting initialized instead of one. and i get two processors in the device manager. what does this mean?/??? is this normal?

here is my system:
asus p4s800
antec 380truepower
p4 3.0e 800 prescott
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Jordan
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2005-05-09T22:52:23Z
Your new P4 has HT (hyperthreading) which micmis 2 CPUs in an dual-processor system so the system may see it as 2 CPUs.

On another note, what RAm do you have. If you have PC2100 or PC2700 instead of PC3200 (likely since your old system didn't need PC3200 and it's newer) you are severely limiting your systems front side bus (FSB) Download CPU-Z and run it to see what your SFB is.
bdrag
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2005-05-10T10:25:18Z
That's interesting about the 2 processors. I think i may be running one stick of newer ddr and one older ddr. Is this why my computer is acting strange? wait . I have one at 512 2100 and 512 2700.
Jordan
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2005-05-10T10:59:25Z
Yes your RAM is way to slow for that CPU. It likes to run on an 800MHz FSB, right now it's being limited to 533MHz by the PC2100. The PC2700 on its own would limit it to 666MHz. PC3200 is optimal.

CPU-Z?
odizzido
2005-05-10T11:42:49Z
its better to have a gig of 2100 over 512 of 3200. so dont even think of getting less than a gig of ram. if ur going to upgrade that.