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#1 mariusa

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:06 AM

Good day Computer pals,

I recently bought a new processor P4 -FSB 1333mhz (max) Dual Core technology @ 2.4GHZ
Motherboard is compatable and memory 667mhz -2G and 128 external memory card
and running Windows XP-Home edition

Two questions:

Please explain dual core technology?
My bios indicate that system is running at 350mhz only-how can I increase it and will it
increase PC speed?
If a write a CD and listen to music . sounds become choppy-How can we rectify it?

Please help that I can have a smoother ride.

Thank you

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:27 AM

Not to be facetious...but if you don't understand dual-core, how could you buy a CPU for a system that may not be compatible?

System manufacturer and model, please? If custom-built, motherboard manufacturer and model.

Thanks :thumbsup:.

The wiki article provides good info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-core

Also...what is the processor model which you bought?

If you can post a screenshot of your BIOS (the screen where you are getting the system run time), it would be good.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:56 AM

I will get you the info,

Thanks for the link, info is very technical but understandable

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:11 AM

Wiki is a good source for a lot of info.

Ignore the technical and just get out of it...a basic understanding of why a dual-core or quad-core processor might be better than a single-core processor :thumbsup:.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:22 AM

Hi

Specs of the motherboard: MSI -MS-7255(v2.x) Mainboard
Processor:Intel Dual Core E2200 2.2Ghz

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:44 AM

Hmmm...I believe that this is your board: http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec....-L&class=mb

Your processor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...p?EdpNo=3574307

If these are correct, you have a 800 FSB processor with a 400/533 board, which should be OK (I think).

Sooo...I would look at the RAM installed.

You have DDR2 667 installed, but the board appears to support DDR2 400/533...that could be a problem with the system clock. I don't really know, let's wait for inputs from others with more experience than I have :thumbsup:.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 11:58 AM

I guess that I don't understand why you say that your system clock is at 350mHz...when your board says that you have a 400mHz FSB.

Where did you get that figure?

The system clock should be capable of adjustment in the BIOS, with every BIOS subject to be a little different in how this is presented or (sometimes) if presented.

If you right-click on My Computer and select Properties...what is the Ghz reading reflected there for the system (just in front of the RAM figure)?

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