Hi, just bought a new pc and.

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Hi i was just wondering, i bought a new pc and in the description it says its processor is running dual at 3.2Ghz adding to 6.8Ghz. But when i right click my compute it says its running dual 2.8Ghz... I emailed the guy asking why it says dual 2.8 not dual 3.2 and he says
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The processor name includes '2.8', therefore what ever speed it is running at it will show it as 2.8 in some places."

Is there anyway i can see that its running at 3.2Ghz and not 2.8?
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Right Click My Computer -> Properties.
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i already did that and it says its not running at 3.2Ghz
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Try
http://download.softpedia.ro/dl/894b618 ... _clock.exe

It only takes a second.
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it says its running at 2.79 Ghz, shouldnt it be x2? or x2, 3.2GhZ?
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Do you know the processor's name/model/type? It should appear in Properties.
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its pentium d 820 i think
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Well then it is 2.8Ghz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 16213#spec

Tech Spec
Core Smithfield
Multi-Core Dual-Core
Name Pentium D 820
Operating Frequency 2.8GHz


Besides why would the name include 2.8 if its not 2.8. But I don't know much about Intel So wait for someone else to reply.
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I might quess that the guy built the system to overlock to 3.2.
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Yes he said hes overclocked it to 3.2Ghz, he said
"Enter the BIOS, and navigate to the advanced page.

Set the Overclock Mode to Asyncrious, and the FSB to 220."

But i did that and it restarts itself just after windows loads.
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Quite honestly you sound more on the novice side of things. I would seriously suggest not over clocking until you do a bit of studying on the subject. You can seriously damage your system and overclocking is not covered by warranties.
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well i followed his instructions and they didnt work, doesnt really seem to hard to go in the BIOS and do as he says.
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I'm just giving you fair warning. If you are still wanting to try this lower the FSB to 210, I am going to assume the default FSB is 200.

Also having a dual 2.8 does not mean you have a 5.6. It means you have two processors running at 2.8 and in this case it is two processor cores running at 2.8.
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K i tried putting the fsb to 210 and windows loaded up etc but things were crashing and VERY slower than usual.
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Lower it again until everything is stable.
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well i set it from auto (200) to 220 then 210, any lower it will be same as auto?
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If it runs good at 200 then you should leave it alone.
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Yea, I wouldn't mess with overclocking too much.
I would make sure you didn't over pay thinking it was something that it's (most possibly) not.

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