My Windows XP Media Center computer shows a 1.2 Ghz Phenom Quad Core instead of a 2.4 Ghz Phenom Qua

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Steve Miller, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Steve Miller

    Steve Miller Guest

    Hello ng,

    my Windows XP Media Center computer shows a 1.2 Ghz Phenom Quad Core instead
    of a 2.4 Ghz Phenom Quad Core.

    In Windows Task Mnager the last two cores are even more active the the first both. Can
    someone please help?

    I think it was functionig ones, rightly. Not so now. I'm sad.

    Steve Miller, Aug 20, 2009
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    CSM1 Guest

    Have you checked the processor manufacturer for a update CPU driver?
    CSM1, Aug 20, 2009
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    Curious Guest

    Very few applications on your XP system can use more then one core currently
    so it is not unusual for some of the cores on a quad to have very low cpu
    How many cores at what speed show up in device manager?
    Curious, Aug 20, 2009
  4. Here's what Steve Miller wrote on 8/20/09:
    A wild guess: check you power profile or power settings.
    Gene E. Bloch, Aug 20, 2009
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    S.Sengupta Guest

    In the Bios you have to make sure all 4 cores are enabled.


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  6. Steve Miller

    Steve Miller Guest

    Thank you for your replies. I got thr information that this was being about the AMD
    Cool & Quiet feature. Might this be?

    Steve Miller, Aug 21, 2009
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    jolt Guest

    It should just be Cool & Quiet adjusting the multiplier in response to
    demands on the system. It could however be a wrong setting in the bios, but
    that's not as likely to be the reason to see a lower then expected speed
    shown. It's hard to say for sure as you didn't state where or in what
    software it is reported to be running at 1.2 Ghz. Easy test would be to run
    a program that will increases the demand on the system and verify that the
    Cpu multiplier or reported speed increases. Also you can turn off Cool &
    Quiet in the bios if don't care to use it.

    jolt, Aug 21, 2009
  8. Steve Miller

    Steve Miller Guest

    No, it was reported as 1,2 Ghz in Windows. On he Desktip the Computer or My
    Computer icon right click >Properties.

    Steve Miller, Aug 22, 2009
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