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    new laptop w/ cpu error?

    hi, a few days ago i bought a "crossfire II AMD64 3200" laptop from novatech,
    here are the specs:

    # AMD Athlon 64 3200 Processor
    # 1024MB PC3200 400MHz DDR
    # 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 Graphics
    # 60 gig HDD
    # DVD Burner etc etc

    the problem is that system properties and all other diagnostic utilities i have run show that the cpus core speed is around 800mhz, here is a screenshot of the cpu-z readout

    cpu-z screenshot

    at first i rang novatech tech support and the bloke said that it is correct, im still not sure?

    i checked the bios but there were no overclocking settings or anything like that.

    any advice is greatly appriciated, neil

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    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
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      • Dell 20" TFT
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    Is that running off mains or battery? If the latter that probably is correct; if not, then it seems like the power management settings might be screwed up, or it's throttling to cope with excessive temps. Have a look at http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...~89440,00.html ?

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    it's fine if things like cool and quite are enabled, then basically the cpu multi is clocked down to save power and with desktop work the extra mhz is rarely needed, although whenever a cpu intensive task does arise the cpu is multiplyer is clocked up to higher multiplyer


    when the multi is at 4 it's 4x200 = 800mhz...
    and when it's at stock multi, 10x200=2000mhz

    it's working fine, play a game and keep cpu'z open or do a cpu intensive task and watch the multi quickly raise

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    • oralpain's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI "Blood Iron" P35-T2RL
      • CPU:
      • Intel Pentium E2140 @ 400x8 (3.2GHz), 1.375v
      • Memory:
      • Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 CL4 @ 500MHz (DDR 1000), 4-4-4-12-T2, 2.3v
      • Storage:
      • 2x Seagate ST3250410AS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • NVIDIA 8800GTS (G92) 512 @ 783MHz core, 1836MHz shader, 1053Mhz memory, stock cooling 70% fan speed
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      • Seasonic SS-500GB
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      • Antec P182, with some small modifications
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      • ASUS VW222U
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      • Time Warner "Road Runner" Cable - 16 megabit downstream, 1 megabit upstream
    Yeah, thats the way it should be running. If you aren't doing anything it will lower the multiplier and voltage. It's how they get more than 20 minutes of battery life.

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    ok thanks, i will give it a go when i get home from work
    in response to nichomach it is running off the mains

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    Doesn't matter if its on the mains.


    Its called Cool n Quiet

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