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#1 Master_Shake

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:20 PM

I have a AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3800+, ~2.4GHz processor
I was just wondering if its normal for it to be at 994MHz
Whenever I do something it goes up to 2300MHz and the cpu usage goes up

Is this normal activity?

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:29 PM

Is this a laptop or a desktop (make and model would help)?
What are you using to determine the 2 different figures?
If it's a laptop, are they different when it's plugged in and when it's on battery power?
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:55 PM

hp desktop a1330n
I was using System Spec to view the info

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:34 AM

http://www.alexnolan.net/software/sysspec.htm
I've used his tools before, but not this particular one.

Which screens in particular show these results? My system shows 2.39 or 2.40 gHz for my Intel chip in Vista (just downloaded it)
Dunno if there'll be different results with an AMD processor.
I'm wondering if it may be a bug, try running CPU-Z (free from here: http://www.cpuid.com/ ) to double check the results.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:32 PM

I checked with the CPU-Z, and it showed 995.0MHz as my core speed

When should you replace your processor?

Edited by Master_Shake, 26 January 2008 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:05 PM

Depending on the exact model of processor and if its enabled. This is a feature called Cool'n'Quite developed by AMD it throttles the CPU down when its not under load this reduces power consumption and heat dissipation saving energy. Link To AMD

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:47 PM

I'm so sorry, I forgot a couple days ago I downloaded that.
Still wanna know when you should replace your processor.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:21 AM

Still wanna know when you should replace your processor.

Usually a processor has a 10-15 year lifespan, depending on operating environment. Then it starts failing and you will have to replace it. On the other hand, most people replace their processor when they aren't satisfied with the performance anymore, and how often that is depends very much on the person in question.
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:31 AM

By the time you get down to troubleshooting the processor as a part of a problem you'll have already spent enough for a new system. At that level of troubleshooting you're down to replacing parts - and how many of us have a spare motherboard and processor laying around to test with? And that's after trying other replacement parts to isolate the problem.

As Mr Alpha says - it's time to replace it when you're not satisfied with it anymore.
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:30 AM

Even on my desktop my CPu use to do that, Cool'nQuiet does that. Since AMD CPU's multipliers are locked upwards, but it's not locked downwards. I never noticed a performance issue or difference from having it off or on. Just annoying when you install something and it says you only have a 998Mhz CPU and it's not powerful enough for games

This is the little utility from AMd that I used to take it off, just install it, when it's on the task tray and choose to take off power savings. AMD Utility
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