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Windows 7: Intel Pentium 4 2.6GHz downclocked to 1.8Ghz?

13 Aug 2014   #1
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Intel Pentium 4 2.6GHz downclocked to 1.8Ghz?

Not long ago I noticed a weird thing on my old computer. When I go to my computer properties it says
this:
And I was like: what the hell does the 1.8 Ghz stand for?
And I realised that games that require 2.4 Ghz cpu were lagging. So I downloaded CPU-Z to see the exact specifications my cpu had, and I saw that my cpu has 1.8 GHz .
Results from CPU-Z:


It says in specification 2.4 Ghz and in core speed 1.8 Ghz. Wtf?
I'm pretty sure its not the power saving feature because even when I stress test it remains 1.8 GHz.
Any Ideas? Was it downclocked? Its a second hand computer so maybe someone downclocked it before?


Sorry for bad English.
Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Sorry I messed up the title it should be 2.4 Ghz and not 2.6 GHz.



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13 Aug 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What does it say in the BIOS?

You could note the current BIOS settings and then load defaults.
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13 Aug 2014   #3
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
What does it say in the BIOS?

You could note the current BIOS settings and then load defaults.
How can I do that? I never used BIOS (except when I was setting the boot device). I found nothing. I checked all the menu-s, haven't found nothing about the CPU except the temperature and fan speed (RPM).
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13 Aug 2014   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you looked at the manual for your motherboard?

Motherboard - P5G41T-M LX3 - ASUS
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15 Aug 2014   #5
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Have you looked at the manual for your motherboard?

Motherboard - P5G41T-M LX3 - ASUS
P5G41T-M LX3 - ASUS is the motherboard of my new PC, my old PC has a different one and I was too lazy to open the casing and see what's the motherboard so I went to see what CPU-Z says:

I searched for that motherboard user manual on the internet for 30 min and I have found nothing. Am I searching incorrectly? Please help!
Thanks in advance!
Sorry for my English.
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15 Aug 2014   #6
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found the problem! For some unknown reason windows is saying that I have a Pentium 4 2.4 GHZ . Actually in the BIOS is says that I have a Pentium 4 1.8 GHZ. In the BIOS the CPU voltage, frequency and the multiplier are not changeable. I thought I could change at least the frequency but actually I can't. I can't even lower the multiplier (why would I ever do that but I heard that is the CPU is not unlocked I can at least lower it; just wanted to try). I restored the defaults in the BIOS, saved the settings and guess what, the CPU was still at 1.8 GHZ. I booted in windows successfully but still at 1.8 GHZ . But why does Windows say I have 2.4 GHZ?

However thanks on the reply.
I will mark this as solved.
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