Originally posted by: Ted Cox
In my case 1) I bought a Zalman CNPS-7000 - it makes contact and 2) My Abit NV8 detects my CPU as an Athlon64 3400+ (which it is) and has the appropriate multiplier and vcore settings.
PROBLEM: Despite properly detecting the CPU and having Cool and Quiet turned on, the CPU never scales up from 800MHz. I have the CPU driver installed and also have tried turning off Cool and Quiet. Periodically it leaps up to 825Mhz just to taunt me, but otherwise sits motionless at 800Mhz.
Here are the complete specs:
1GB DDR400 Kingston Value RAM (2x512)
AMD 64 3400+ DTR - (82W)
Zalman AlCu 7000B
XFX GeForce 7300GT 256MB
Netgear GA311 NIC
1x120gb Seagate 7200RPM PATA - System Drive
1x160gb Seagate 7200RPM PATA
1x250gb Seagate 7200RPM SATA
Windows XP Professional SP2
Oh! And since inevitably someone will want to know... I was just trying to use a CPU I had laying around. I replaced the DTR in my laptop with a 62W version, and wanted to put the DTR to use rather than eBaying it.
Unfortunately, "recognizing" the Mobile CPU requires more than the name being shown. You really can't be sure a particular BIOS recognizes your CPU properly until it correctly names and allows for proper voltage and frequency by running through the different "P" States. Some
boards are better than others...
You can, however, try a few 3rd party programs to accomplish the same thing. Do a google for RMClock and use that in place of CnQ/PowerNOW...
Athlon 64 3400+ (CG) @ 2.4GHz, Asus K8N-E Deluxe, 2 GB OCZ DDR400, BFG nVidia 6800OC 128MB, Seagate 200GB PATA, Seagate 160GB PATA, Dual Boot XP and x64, Antec 350W Mid-Tower
Athlon 64 3400+ (E3) @ 2.4GHz, Asus K8N-E Deluxe, 2 GB OCZ DDR400, eVGA nVidia 6800 128MB, Seagate 320GB SATA, Vista x64, Antec 350W Mid-Tower