Here's my computer:
AMD AthlonXP 2500+ 512 MB PC3200 RAM GeForce FX5600 Ultra 256MB XFX NF2-ALH (I think that's the right model, can't find manual) motherboard.
My processor, lately, has been running at 1.120 GHz instead of the normal 1.83 GHz. I've reset the CMOS, BIOS and every other jumper on the mobo. I've screwed around with the clockings in the BIOS. They're currently set at Aggressive settings, optimal CPU speed and performance memory timing. I've updated all the drivers for all the hardware. I've tried everything I can think of but it still runs at 1100 MHz. There aren't any manual CPU multiplier controls in the BIOS that I can fiddle around with either. I use Everest and my multiplier is set at 11x100. Maybe something with the voltages? I dunno.
Thanks in advance.
do you actually feel the lag? check how many process you are running. also do an update of the bios. it will help read data better.
Are you sure that the Processor is running at the correct FSB speed? It should be set to 333Mhz or 166mhz/166mhz. that kind of seems like the issue to me. some thing like that happened with my first ever build
When you say "optimal CPU speed", do you mean that you've hit the "Set optimised defaults" option?
Yes, but then I turned the memory settings to aggressive. For now, I'll set everything to optimized defaults. The FSB is set to 166/166 MHz. 278 (I think, I'm not at home right now to look at it) MHz total.
do you have anything like 'cool n quiet' running?
Nope but then again, I don't know half of what's going on with my motherboard; the onboard AC97 audio is shot, I've had several problems with installing new OS's etc. The warranty ran out a while ago.