Where do I start,
After you have stopped laughing at my attempt to overclock which resulted in an underclock
perhaps you could help.
I have an AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.8 with 2x512MB DDR400 RAM (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
Mobo is ECS K8M800-M2
OS is XP MCE2k5 & recent 2nd partition & install of VISTA Ultimate 64Bit
I was playing around with a program called ClockGen_126.96.36.199 & changed a few settings. (been editing a lot of family videos & wanted to speed up the encoding times)
My stock settings were:
I played around & got CPU to 2001.41
(222.38 x 9.0)
I then rebooted machine as I believe these settings weren't permanent & decided to leave as is.
A few hours later curiosity got the better of me & I pushed it to 2100 & then my machine froze, I manually rebooted & windows would not load, kept rebooting at loading bar screen (5-6 times).
I finally booted into VISTA on which told me the partition with XP has CHKDSK problems which it fixed.
I finally then managed to reboot back to XP after successfully getting into VISTA.
I thought all was well until later on when the room was really hot I ran a program called Core Temp 0.95.4 & my core temp was 37C (normal is 30-38C as room heats up).
It was at this point I noticed that this program tells you the Frequency & VID info.
I noticed my VID had dropped from 1.4V to 1.1000V & my frequency now says 999.89 MHz (199.98 x 5.0)
From what I have read this is my CPU multiplier. It was previously x9.0 giving me 1.8GHz. I assume what ever I did before & the resultant system crash has caused this, I have not touched any settings in the BIOS so I assume the program I was using did something it shouldn't have (or I shouldn't have)
Before I do any more damage as a complete noob can anyone tell me what I need to do to go back to normal (& of course never attempt something I know nothing about ever again!)
Any help is appreciated from anyone.
thanks in advance for reading this long post.