imagine my surprise after putting together a new machine (new parts anyways) to replace my 7+ yearold computer to find out it is slower than my old computer (acting like a dog when doing anything but websurfing)
when i bought my motherboard and cpu - i thought they were positioned in advertisements to work together (newegg).
but instead of 3.3Ghz i am getting 800Mhz <--- this part might be answered now - idling mode? but machine still acts like a dog in games
(update - got the nvidea monitor program installed rock steady at 804mhz even when in LoL - at 4-10 fps - it should nudge up for that game right?)
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Regional Setting: Engrish)
System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group
System Model: N68S3+
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 560 Processor (2 CPUs), ~800MHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4064MB RAM
Page File: 1472MB used, 6652MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
doing a search online and it gave advice like "disable cool and quiet in bios" but i can't find anything called cool and quiet in bios...
they also said to overclock itmanually by changing the multiplier NOT the buslink... but i don't see anything labeled multiplier (but i do see some buses i guess).
any of you pro overclockers want to weigh in with some advice for a newb? i will be off to the internet to try and find out if there is an updated mb driver that recognizes the cpu better but i am not holding my breath.http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=506&tab=3
Supports AMD Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron Processors
Hyper Transport Technology up to 2G
Supports AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology
It is recommended to use 95w CPU http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20II%20X2%20560%20-%20HDZ560WFK2DGM%20(HDZ560WFGMBOX).html
On socket AM2+/AM3 platforms in the minimum performance state the processor runs at 800 MHz / 0.875 - 1.05 Volt core voltage, and has TDP 35.3 Watt
hmmmm maybe i am missing something obvious? is there a load tester utiliity out there?