Pentium 4 processor 2.4Ghz, speed of 1764.9Mhz

  al1234 16:41 03 Aug 2006
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Pentium 4 processor 2.4GHZ only showing clock speeds of 1764.9MHZ, I have now got the lasted BIOS for my IMEDIA 5109 windows XP home edition system. Checked through the BIOS and can’t see anyway of correcting the speed. My BIOS is American Megatrends Inc. Can anyone please help?

  ed-0 19:32 03 Aug 2006

It's probably your cpu running at 100Mhz. e.g. 18 X 100Mhz = 1800Mhz or 1.8Ghz. About what you have got.

It needs to run at 133Mhz. e.g. 18 X 133 = 2.394Ghz.

We would need the make and model of motherboard, to help.

  al1234 20:04 03 Aug 2006

Hello
My Motherboard is : GA-8SIML COLUMBIA VER 1.0

Parkard bell Imedia 5109 with new BIOS update.

Running windows xp home, i went in the BIOS but could not find any setting that could be changed, I have also just noticed when I boot up the 1st black screen only shows CPU is 1.8 GHZ, and not 2.4GHZ.

  ed-0 20:30 03 Aug 2006

Enter the bios and go to frequency / voltage control. Scroll down to cpu clock Mhz.click here Change this to 133Mhz. Press the F10 key to save settings and exit.

When it reboots, you should have a 2.4 P4.

  al1234 21:08 03 Aug 2006

Unfortunately with the BIOS system I have, there are no screens that show any of these settings which you indicated (Frequency/Voltage Control)

Thanks for trying.

  ed-0 21:31 03 Aug 2006

Sorry I was looking at the GA-8SIMLH-P manual by mistake.

The GA-8SIMLH cpu list says it only goes to 400Mhz ( 100Mhz ) click here. So it may be the wrong fsb for the board. Did it come with the PB machine or have you upgraded?

  ed-0 21:32 03 Aug 2006

That should read the GA-8SIML

doh!!!!

  al1234 21:41 03 Aug 2006

Yes, My motherboard is GA-8SIML Columbia which came with the Packard Bell 5109 computer, the only parts I have upgraded is the processor, to 2.4Ghz. and the BIOS.

  ed-0 22:08 03 Aug 2006

The P4 chip looks as if it's a 533Mhz model, did you know this?

The bios flash you used, what benefits did it state you would get?

  al1234 06:38 04 Aug 2006

I went to the PB website and put my serial number and it gave this BIOS, which I downloaded for sorting problems with Celeron Processors, I thought by downloading this update it would allow me to change my Pentium 4 processor speed. The 533Mhz model is this not compatible with my new processor or motherboard?

  ed-0 07:13 04 Aug 2006

" I thought by downloading this update it would allow me to change my Pentium 4 processor speed. "

Sorry, don't think so. Gigabyte say the fastest for that board is a P4 Northwood 2.6, but it has to run at 400Mhz.click here

" The 533Mhz model is this not compatible with my new processor or motherboard? "

It looks as if it will only run at 400Mhz ( 1000Mhz) giving you 1.8Ghz.

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