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Created On: 08/10/2004 12:46 AM
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 08/10/2004 12:46 AM
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Hi all,
I have a few questions that I hope someone can help me with. I recently received an HP Pavilion a530n desktop (I realize building a PC is best but I am legally blind and not able to see the small components). It has an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor, 512MB RAM and 200gb hard drive. Anyway, I was hoping someone could clear a few questions for me.

First of all, when I look in the BIOS under hardware monitor, I see the fan RPM for the cpu and computer. I also see the temperature of the processor, which is running around 39-41 degrees celcius, is this ok?

Second, I was looking at some things in CPU-Z and I was wondering if anyone could help clarify some things.
I thought I read somewhere that the HTT for the processor was supposed to be 800mhz? Mine is listed at almost 200mhz, isn't this quite slow? I thought I read that this chipset operated at 600mhz or 800mhz for the HTT.

(CPU-Z Specs)

On the Mainboard tab I have the following:
Manufacturer: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
Model: Diablo 1.xx
Chipset nVidia nForce3 150 Revision A4
Southbridge: nVidia nForce3 150
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.09 Date 5/7/04 (I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version available from HP's website).

I also don't understand what the memory section means. Can someone tell me what I have and whether the RAM is decent for all around applications (I'm not a gamer).
Infineon DDR-SDRAM PC2700
512 MB, Single Channel
CAS#Latency: 2.5 Clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay: 3 Clocks
RAZ $ Precharge: 3 clocks
Cyle Time (Tras): 7 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (Trc): 10 clocks
DRAM Idle Timers: 16 clocks
(the last two spots are grayed out).

The processor is an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (Clawhammer..i believe the c0 revision? When C & Q is turned on the speed drops to 800mhz).
If anyone could help ease my confusion I'd appreciate it. (by the way the video card is an Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 if that helps).
 08/10/2004 03:37 PM
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Does anyone have any comments?

Also, is there a program I can use in Windows XP to check the temperatures of my cpu like I can in the bios? Maybe something from Nvidia?
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