Just recently installed an Athlon 64 3200+ (socket 754) Clawhammer and a DFI LanParty UT 250gb nforce 3. Everything is fine except for XP and CPU-Z says that its only running at 805 mhz. I have the latest bios and nforce3 drivers (got them from DFI's site). I did some searching and saw that Cool N' Quiet can sometimes slow things down, but I have it disabled in my bios. I also changed the power scheme to "Always on". I know the processor can go higher, because CPU-Z says it can get to 2 ghz. Do you have to set the bus speed and multiplier yourself with Lanparty boards?
In my Bios the FSB Bus frequency is set at 200, and the LDT/FSB frequencey ratio and CPU/FSB frequency ratio are set to auto. Tried to change the CPU/FSB frequency ratio to X10, but the computer wouldnt even post. Does the nforce3 drivers install the Cool N' Quiet driver somewhere? Because its not under add\remove programs.
Try changing your power-scheme to 'Desktop' and also download and install chipset drivers directly from nVidia's site (www.nvidia.com) while you're at it - drivers posted on the manufacturer's sites are almost always outdated anyways.
Generally, I'd recommend to leave C'n'Q enabled. I've been running a similar system to yours for over a year (754-pin A64 3200+, but K8T800 chipset) and never had any problems whatsoever related to C'n'Q. QUOTEDoes the nforce3 drivers install the Cool N' Quiet driver somewhere? Because its not under add\remove programs. I don't think so...the drivers from nVidia certainly don't do that.
If you want to verify which processor-driver is currently installed, head over to your device manager and check 'Processors'. The default driver that comes with WinXP will be 'processor.sys' while the AMD driver will be 'amdk8.sys'.
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QUOTE(Greyhound @ Nov 4 2005, 09:23 AM)Generally, I'd recommend to leave C'n'Q enabled. I've been running a similar system to yours for over a year (754-pin A64 3200+, but K8T800 chipset) and never had any problems whatsoever related to C'n'Q. [right][snapback]538043[/snapback][/right]
same exact combo as me. I've turned off CNQ because Pro Evolution Soccer 4 and 5 run quite sluggish if CNQ is enabled. I usually disable it before playing them, but now I've changed power scheme permanently to check if I had some other performance gain in any way. Nothing else so far.
Why can't you CTRL+Z in real life?