System Properties will show you two things for CPU speed:
- the first is the CPU's 'identifier string', which is hard-coded into the CPU's microarchitecture (designed to show the CPU's optimal speed) - the second is the speed that the CPU is actually running at
For example, on my System Properties window:
Intel Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 3.11GHz
This shows that the CPU is designed to run at 2.4GHz by default. It also shows that I am running the CPU overclocked at 3.11GHz.
For a more accurate reading, you can download CPU-Z from http://www.cpuid.com which will tell you the CPU's current clock speed, along with other useful information.
You need to check that the motherboard you're using is capable of running the CPU at 3.66GHz.
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There are many reasons a processor runs slow. Mine does slow down often. It was built that way here.
1) If the computer does not need speed it slows down saving electricity. Check power options as Windows can have differing power options and hence slow processor and put disk drives to sleep and many chips on the mother board.
2) dusty processor, the temperature sensors have slowed the processor to stop the chip frying. Dust in the heat sink fins causes this. Solution vacuum it and dislodge dust with a small stiff paint brush.
3) Incorrect setup or incorrect power setting.
4) I assume you do have the correct setup CD/DVD ROM and it is set up and rebooted?
Hello, The Intel® Desktop Board D845GVAD2 supports a single Pentium® 4
processor with a system bus frequency of 400 MHz or 533 MHz, or a single
Celeron® processor with a system bus frequency of 400 MHz.
So you can install upto 3.06 GHz
533 MHz(cache memory) processor and also update the ram 2 GB 400 mhz. Dont install Prescott processor. Hope it will help you.
You did not post what operating system you have. There are a lot of things that can cause a computer to run slow. RAM is big issue More so than the CPU. The series of CPU that you have is upgradeable by 4 models but the gains are modest. There is also an issue of availability of the processor because that model is 12 years old. Another issue that you need to look into is the programs that are running when the system starts.
Have you tried right clicking on the desktop (opening Display Properties), clicking on Screen Saver tab, Clicking the Power button, and setting the power schemes to Home/Office Desk? If its set on laptop it will reduce the processor speed when running on battery. I have noticed that even with it plugged in that some times it will run at half processor speed. Try that out.
Ok based on just the monitor turning off Lets try this,,
FOR WINDOWS XP
1.) Right click on your desktop
2.) Choose properties
3.) Click on the screen saver tab
4.) Click power
5.) Set The POWER SCHEME to Home/Office Desk
6.) Set the Turn Off monitor to Never
7.) Set the Turn Off hard disk and system Stand By to never
8.) Click apply then ok
9.) Repeat steps 1 - 3
10.) Set the wait time to 30 minutes
11.) Click Ok
12. Shut down and restart your system and wait 30 minutes to see if the monitor will shut off if it doesnt then Your good to go
If it does Then disable the screen saver.. and wait half hour to see what happens
POST BACK HERE AND TELL ME YOUR RESULTS OF THE ABOVE SO WE CAN TRY SOMETHING ELSE