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RAM frequency is lower than specified

Question: RAM frequency is lower than specified

I purchased an hp laptop and it shows the RAM as 4 GB SODIMM 1333 MHz.
The RAM specifications as given on the site are 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3.
The laptop was given for repair at hp service center because the original RAM was defective according to what hp told me.

Is the new RAM same as the previous in terms of specifications ?
I am not as good at computer hardware so I'm sorry if you feel the question is very childish.

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Preferred Solution: RAM frequency is lower than specified

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Answer: RAM frequency is lower than specified

The RAM is likely 1333 able to be 1600 with O.C.

My one friend in Mexico had a similar issue with a Core i7 build that was only running at 1333. Maybe this article will help about the XMP configuration in BIOS to get it to 1600.

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I purchased an hp laptop and it shows the RAM as 4 GB SODIMM 1333 MHz.The RAM specifications as given on the site are 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3.The laptop was given for repair at hp service center because the original RAM was defective according to what hp told me.Is the new RAM same as the previous in terms of specifications ?I am not as good at computer hardware so I'm sorry if you feel the question is very childish.

Answer:RAM frequency is lower than specified

The RAM is likely 1333 able to be 1600 with O.C. My one friend in Mexico had a similar issue with a Core i7 build that was only running at 1333. Maybe this article will help about the XMP configuration in BIOS to get it to 1600. here on HP, not laptop like yours but desktop and the XMP config to get 1600

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Hello, i noticed a strange behavoiur on my Elitebook Folio 1020 H9V72EA running Ubuntu 14.04.3 64 bit: The core-m processor wont maintain high frequencies during longtime high-load-scenarios (thats how it is supposed to work). But: - On battery power it constantly runs on approx. 1450 MHz- docked and on ac-power it drops down to approx.1250 MHz That does not seems to be right - anyone with windows having the same behaviour ? Kind regards, HPUser2k15  

Answer:Longtime CPU-Frequency lower when on AC

I do find it odd, that when you're on AC power the CPU frequencies  are actually lower when they should be higher. I will say, I have some experience with HP Core M products and I've found they throttle quite often, even when temps are good.  I think it's a power limiting issue or TDP issue. It seems to be more prevalent on HP products than other OEMs.  It's extremely noticable when doing something like gaming, where the GPU and CPU are being hit hard.

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i would like to try lower RAM frequency and i don't know how.

in bios i can only find settings for memory latencies and voltage.

more complete description of my troubles may be found here:

thank you

Answer:how do I lower memory frequency?

as i said i cant find any such thing in my bios.

i have found latencies in the advanced > chip configuration menu and all the frequencies in the advanced menu itself relate to the cpu

could it be hidden somehow? or called otherwise?

i can't simply see it.

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I have a laptop with an AMD E1-6010 processor and DDR3L-1600 RAM. I want to upgrade my cpu to an AMD A6-6310, which has a supported RAM of DDR3L-1866. Can I keep my RAM, or will I have to upgrade that too?

Answer:Can I use lower-frequency RAM with DDR3L-1866 cpu?

I am not sure that it holds for your laptop but, it is usually regarded as impossible to upgrade the Processor in one without a Degree in Micro Welding

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Well I was running a MSI mainboard and under pc wizard always told me I was running a constant 2666Mhz (currently 2666.67Mhz) had a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L installed and now it says 2666Mhz (currently 1999.92Mhz but mostly 2000.22MHz) I notice under load it jumps up to 2.6ghz. Is this like a power saver like how my new video card runs so much lower then listed on the box unless its under load? I mean my GPU card isnt great its a geForce 210 but it runs at a whopping 135mhz, is that kinda the same logic? Thanks!

Answer:Installed new mainboard, CPU frequency lower now?

Yes, its called Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology(EIST) and its meant to reduce power usage.

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After redocking my T61 (with core2 t7500 & vista) the cpu frequency accoring the resource monitor/and intel CPU frequency identifir is stuck at 36% of max. Fiddling with the power settings (setting it to max power) does not resolve this. other than restarting is there a way to fix this problem?

Answer:Cpu Stuck operating at lower frequency

Do you have battery in your ThinkPad when its docked?

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I have a list of terms like:

Phrase Frequency
Hello Mother 5
Hello Brother 2
Hello Jackal 1

Is there a way I can get the cumulative frequency of each word in the list?

From the above example, the answer would be:
Hello 8
Mother 5
Brother 2
Jackal 1

Any help would be most appreciated.



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Friends: Whenever I open a new Google Chrome window the window opens small and is gradually moving towards the bottom of the screen. Soon it will disappear below the screen. How can I open it to be full screen and stay in the middle the screen? Windows 7. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Google Chrome window gets lower and lower on opening

In the upper right hand corner of the Chrome window are three small boxes, one of them being the X that you probably use to shut the app down. Click on the little square to the left of the X to toggle full screen mode.

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About 1-2 weeks ago, I had 15GB of space left on my SSD that is solely committed to OS and drivers. Today, I have 2.9GB left. I have downloaded nothing, and I have changed nothing. What is going on? Any programs to help me take a closer look at why my SSD space is disappearing? I've had this OS for 2 months now and it wasn't a problem until recently.

SpaceSniffer Details:


C:\ [35.2Gb]
[ 6.3Gb] hiberfil.sys
[ 4.3Gb] pagefile.sys
[ 256Mb] swapfile.sys
[ 392Kb] bootmgr
C:\Windows [18.7Gb]
[ 2.2Mb] explorer.exe
[ 1.9Mb] RtlExUpd.dll
[ 864Kb] HelpPane.exe
[ 544Kb] WindowsUpdate.log
[ 312Kb] WMSysPr9.prx
[ 240Kb] notepad.exe
[ 156Kb] regedit.exe
[ 124Kb] splwow64.exe
[ 76Kb] bfsvc.exe
[ 68Kb] bootstat.dat
[ 56Kb] mvtcpui.ini
[ 52Kb] twain_32.dll
[ 44Kb] mib.bin
[ 44Kb] avastSS.scr
[ 32Kb] Starter.xml
[ 32Kb] Professional.xml
[ 20Kb] hh.exe
[ 12Kb] write.exe
[ 12Kb] winhlp32.exe
[ 4Kb] WindowsShell.Manifest
[ 4Kb] win.ini
[ 4Kb] system.ini
C:\Windows\WinSxS [10.2Gb]
[ 4Kb] poqexec.log
C:\Windows\WinSxS\Backup [385.2Mb]
[ 20.5Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..type-microsoftyahei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_939ce994b9dd8090_msyh.ttc_e9e03d20
[ 20.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..e-microsoftjhenghei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_be0a5fe769d9282a_msjh.ttc_ea675e59
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Answer:Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

I don't know if you have tried Disk Cleanup or not.
It's worth a try.

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I was at Goodwill yesterday and I found an ECS K7SEM v1.0 motherboard for $6. Assuming that it works, I wouldn't mind getting an AMD cpu and some RAM to get this going as a multi-purpose additional computer for my apartment.

The original intent of this board was for AMD processor running at either 100Mhz or 133Mhz FSB. The manual for the motherboard says that the RAM speed cannot be less than the processor FSB. For example: according to the manual, if the CPU has a FSB of 133Mhz, then PC133 RAM must be used and PC100 RAM cannot be used. If a CPU has a FSB of 100Mhz, then either PC100 or PC133 RAM can be used, but not PC66.

This manual was printed in 2001. However, in 2002/2003, a new BIOS upgrade was created for this board to allow support for Athalon XP 2100 and 2200 processors.

I was looking at an AMD XP processor at newegg and realized that the FSB is 266Mhz, according to the specs. I always get confused about FSB ratings. Are you supposed to divide this number by 2 with AMD chips? Like if the FSB is 266Mhz, should I use PC133 RAM to be compliant with the statement in the manual about using RAM that matches or exceeds the CPU FSB?

Another question I had is related to the new BIOS update that supports the newer processors. Would I need to use an old processor in order to update the BIOS before I can use the XP processor? Or will I be able to update to the XP supporting BIOS with the XP processor already in the socket?

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Answer:CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

When an AthlonXP is advertised with a 266mhz FSB, it is actually running at 133mhz but its DDR nature makes it run as fast as a 266mhz FSB. Any 266mhz AthlonXP should work on that board provided it isn't above the 2200+ ( 1800mhz ).

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A game i was playing's website got infected with some type of malware, and ever since that happened and i was on it, I've been getting popup ads in the lower left and the lower right corners of my screen, no sound or anything. Occasionally i get redirects as well. I ran a malwarebytes quick and full scan and got nothing, a Microsoft security essentials scan and got nothing, and a adwcleaner scan and got nothing. I saw some other people had this problem, even on this website but they used combofix, which i'm not suppose to use unless told to. So yeah, hope you guys can help :3. 'Quick edit, the ads were from ad.yieldmanager, and ad.xtendmedia, if it matters.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Matthew at 23:48:09 on 2013-02-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12286.9563 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
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Answer:Popups in lower left and lower right corners

Hello Vashal , Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.1.Do you have a Usb Flash Drive you can use?2.Is this happening in every browser or just one of them? Firefox? Internet Explorer? Google Chrome?3.Download RogueKiller on the desktop Close all the running processesUnder Vista/Seven, right click -> Run as AdministratorOtherwise just double-click on RogueKille... Read more

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Everytime someone calls the house, my computer connection is interrupted. I have wireless internet access and if the phone rings I don't get a signal. If I answer the phone and stay on the phone it works, it only goes offline for like a second and then connects back. The problem is that everytime this happens my MSN, AIM, and Google Talk all get disconnected and it's a pain to get back online and to have all the convos closed. I have a Dell Dimension 8100 Windows XP. The router/modem is from LinkSys {If that's what you call it. )PS: It doesn't happen to the other two computers in the house (laptops) only to mine (Desktop)

Answer:Phone frequency vs. wireless frequency

Are you on dialup? Otherwise it should not matter.

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I've been having popups in the lower left and right of my pc.  I ran malwarebytes and the popups still persist.  I thought I needed to remove the 5 things that it quaranitned so I did as was still getting these things.  Now the internet explorer screens look different.  mostly white.  It is hiding areas that can be clicked but I knwo they are there because the pointer goes from an arrow to the hand when I acroll over.  the worst thing is that the popups are still there.  Not sure where to go or what to do. Your site helped me on another issue I had in the past.  Oh I tried system restore and it didnt help the screen..I think the only system restore point was after all the above.
thanksMod Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum. ~bloopie

Answer:malwarebytes,speed test popup in lower left, and another popup in lower right of

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters
Check Loaded Modules and Detect TDLFS file system. Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run
If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwise
Click Continue
Click Reboot computer
Please post the contents of TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply
Due to forum upgrade you may face issues posting the TDSSkiller log.Just last few lines of log is sufficient
Please download Rkill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below (if one of them does not work try another.) and save it to your desktop:
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
In order for Rkill to run properly you must disable your anti-malware software. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
Note: You may have to run Rkill a few times before it is successful. You may also have to download Rkill from a different link which will save it as a different file name.
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i bought 2x2Gb 1066Mhz memory modules from Kingston that are compatible with my Asus M4A78-E motherboard.

i have an overclocking software (ASUS Turbo V) that says that the DRAM is at 1.9V. is that equivalent to 800 or 1066Mhz?

if its at 800Mhz should i raise it to 2.1V to get it working at 1066Mhz?

Will there be a noticeable difference?

Answer:how do i know what is the RAM frequency?

You already have a thread here asking the same thing. Do not start duplicate posts regarding the same topic.

This thread is closed.

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Question: Out of Frequency

Appreciate some help.....

When I turned on my monitor a dialogue box comes up that say 'out of frequency' then it started counting down from 20 to 0 and went blank but the power was still on . All I get is a black screen, no desktop.

Answer:Out of Frequency

One of the buttons at the bottom of your monitor will allow you to adjust the frequency of the monitor. I'm afraid it may be a case of playing around a bit until you get it right

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Question: CPU Frequency

Hi everyone, Im having a slight problem and im sure im overlooking something simple. I was getting a message on startup that IDE hd could not be found. So i went into bios and looked around, didnt see anything unusual so i set it to default settings. Well you guessed it, I needed a new HD. The problem is that after i put the ne HD in and go to properties on my computer. It is saying that my 2.2 gig amd is a 1.01 gig. Ive changed this in bios with other asus mobo's but i cant seem to find where to change it in this one. The mobo is a asus A7N8X deluxe. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If ive left out any info that is needed please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help..

Answer:CPU Frequency

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

It sounds to me like your bios has been reset to the default settings, which will mean your fsb is probably set to 100mhz.

You need to go into your bios, and select the advanced tab, and then the advanced chipset configuration.

you will need to set the cpu frequency(fsb) to what ever your cpu should run at, I.E it will either be 133mhz/166mhz/200mhz depending on your cpu.

You can check your cpu specs at the AMD website.,K=9272,Sxi=6,RESTART,DTree=OBJ(2132) Click on processor specs, followed by your type of cpu.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I have an old gateway EV910 monitor hooked up to a 1 year old computer - windows XP. After i am on the computer for a few hours - the monitor goes blank and a message pops up - "Out of Frequency" and the message shows my HF and VF frequency is lower than what the operating HF and VF  frequency should be. The monitor goes to stand by after 17 seconds. If I turn off the monitor and turn it back on - the same message pops up and goes to stand by again after 17 seconds. (It shows you the count down.) I then have to re-start my computer to clear it up. After running a while it does it again.


Joe, try to post once .Right click on your desktop and go to advanced. Check your Screen Resolution and change it then try again.Also check advanced in the same tab and check monitor settings in the monitor tab.

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Below are specs for my PC. Why only 166? No option of it to be set any highier than 200 in BIOS setup.Please HELP-----------------------------------------------Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Processor 1.93 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP128 kilobyte primary memory cache512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: nVidia-nForce Bus Clock: 166 megahertzBIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 09/16/2003 Drives Memory Modules 164.67 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity62.27 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free SpaceDVDRW IDE1004 [CD-ROM drive]MAT*[email protected]:A DVD-ROM SR-8585F [CD-ROM drive]3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]IC35L040AVVA07-0 [Hard drive] (41.17 GB) -- drive 0, s/n VNC210A2GAGYYB, rev VA2OA50K, SMART Status: HealthyIC35L120AVV207-0 [Hard drive] (123.52 GB) -- drive 1, s/n VNVD06G4D3179L, rev V24OA66A, SMART Status: Healthy 1024 Megabytes Installed MemorySlot 'A0' has 512 MBSlot 'A1' is EmptySlot 'A2' has 512 MB Local Drive Volumes c: (on drive 0) 41.16 GB 18.32 GB free d: (on drive 1) 41.94 GB 11.19 GB free e: (on drive 1) 81.57 GB 32.75 GB free Network Drives None detected Controllers Display Standard floppy disk controllerPrimary IDE Channel [Controller]Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 [Display adapter]LGE 17N [Monitor] (16.3"vis) Bus Adapters Multimedia Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host ControllerStandard OpenHCD USB Host ControllerStandard OpenHCD USB Host Controller Creative Game PortC... Read more

Answer:FSB frequency only 166. WHY?

Not all motherboards are capable of being overclocked. The motherboard will normally set the FSB and multiplier to the correct settings for the installed CPU. I assume your CPU is a 333Mhz FSB model hence it is set at 166Mhz in the BIOS. It would be 200Mhz if the CPU FSB was 400MHz.Unfortunately what you have posted above does not include what the mobo is.It tells me it is based on the nForce chipset and has a Phoenix BIOS.What mobo do you have and what processor do you have?

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today i discovered that my memory modules are working too slow, i tested them and i only got 320 Mhz while it's pc3200 ram, so which timings are the best to get 400 Mhz out of it?

screenshot with more information; timings.JPG

Answer:DDR Frequency too low

hmm interesting...Try looking in bios for way of upping memory clock rate...also make sure its at the right ratio (2:1 ect)
What cpu/mobo you have?

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I am not certain why there's a substantial difference for idling CPU frequency between W8.1 and W7. My PC runs both OS in dual-boot mode, controlled by EUFI "F12" key. Other than both OS having it's own SSD drive, the hardware is identical.

Both OS used HWMonitor, v1.27.0, initially just to see the CPU temperature that lead me to the CPU frequency differences.

The HWMonitor for Windows 7 shows this:

The same for Windows 8.1 shows this:

And no, there isn't anything pegging the CPU, W8.1 task manager shows low CPU utilization around at the time the HWMonitor image had been captured:

The CPU speed/frequency is actually confirmed by the task manager. Is speedstep broken in Windows 8.1, or HWMonitor is not accurate?

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Question: out of frequency

My operating system is Windows XP. I think that title gives you all information about my problem if you had it. When I turn on my computer window appears with this title above and than starts accounting and after 20 seconds monitor turns off. Whatever I try to run, it does not work! I can't get in safe mode... No one key on the keyboard does not react...and the whole keyboard does not react.

Answer:out of frequency

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I have a gigabyte 7nf-rz mobo and an ati 9800pro what should the frequency be on it?

Answer:need help with agp frequency


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Question: AGP Frequency

What kind of advantages would I get if I upped the AGP Frequency in the BIOS? I know it should be 66mhz but what would happen if I upped it a little? Would I get better performance?

Answer:AGP Frequency

I accidentally set mine to 83mhz and got an extra 300pts in 3dMark 03. But you risk damaginf the card.

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Question: HT Frequency

Win XP SP2
AMD 64 3200
1 Meg PC 3200 400 DDR Ram

While checking the Bios to change my boot up, I noticed that there was a setting for HT Freqency. The readings were 200, 400, 800 and 1600. What is the correct setting for regular 400 DDR ram?

Yes I know this is an older set-up, but I keep my computer wound up and feed the gerbils.

Answer:HT Frequency

HT = hyper transport (for AMD procs) dont mess with it unless you're overclocking your CPU. you're looking for the proper frequency for that processor, not the memory

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Question: WI - FI Frequency?

I am really interested in getting broadband, and would like to share it with a wi-fi connection around the house. Does any one know what frequency wi-fi operates at? I have a video sender already set up to share free-view, rte, videos and dvds around the house - I am worried about interference between the two. The sender transmitts at 2.4ghz (with four different channels therin).

Answer:WI - FI Frequency?

~ 2.4 Ghz.

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Question: DDR Frequency

Hi All

I am hoping someoine can help here

I have a 1GB stick DDR3200 (400)

When my PC boots up it says memory frequency DDR226 !

My question is does anyone know what would cause my system to run the memory at 226 when I have faster mem installed?

I have been in the bios an the only settings are Auto or DDR226.

Is it one of the other internal components holding the speed back and the motherboard auto adjusts to the corect speed as I have heard this can happen, if so which one is it likley to be ?

Cheers All

Answer:DDR Frequency

Is it 226 or 266? 226 sounds like a very strange number.

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Question: over frequency

hey guys,what should i do with the error message Over Frequency?when the windows xp logo screen comes up the monitor turns to black then it shows the message over frequency, ive tried using safe mode ive and i made it, but when i try to use normal mode the error message comes computer is using the asus motherboard..thanks in advance

Answer:over frequency

What is the refresh rate set to?

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I have hp ac110tx which came with 4 gigs 1600mhz ram pre installed. I want to buy new RAM but I am confused with 1600 and 1866 mhz ram. The mother board specs are: also which one would be better 1600mhz CL9 or 1866mhz CL11

Answer:What RAM frequency should I use?

You can find the compatible part here:

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Yeah I am not to familiar with this, and I'm sure any one of you could answer me.
Lets say I buy a q6600 with a FSB of 1066MHZ... Then the ram I buy for best performance should be... ddr2 800 (Pc6200)??? What if I was to overclock the RAM to lets say, 1066, would it work at 1066? I don't even know if this is possible, but can i increase the FSB of the processor?

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Question: Ram's frequency?

I suspect that my ram is not in the proper frequency.
Could u plz tell me how to check which my frequency is, then how to set it in right number?(266, 333, 400 etc)

Answer:Ram's frequency?

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I use windows xp and by accident i went on th? setup and p?t th? frequency to 200 and it was 400 before an Now when i boot it 10 to 15 seconds later turns off PLZ help me !!

Answer:DDR frequency help plz

Reset your Bios.

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Question: Frequency

My monitor standbies everytime I try to play this particular pc games which I just downloaded. The screen turns black and right in the middle a box, in BIOS-like interface, showing this info before it shuts down:Out of FrequencyHF 56.4 kHzV 70.0 HzOperating FrequencyHF 30-54 KhzVF 50-120 HzNote: there's like a timer at the bottom counting down to zero until it shuts down


Sounds like the games required settings don't agree with the monitor/vid card...Read the Manual.

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Question: frequency im going to start off by saying... I am stupid... ok lets move on...
"Out of frequency"
So i changed my frequency on my computer just messing around....then i thought it would go back after 15-30 did i rebooted...still nothing... so i WIPED my computer and still nothing...and i figured out i could have booted it in safe mode..but now i cant because it says "setup hasnt completed" because i cant see what the screen says so i cant finish it...
windows xp home edition


Worth reading, messages usually relate to monitor/display settings, I'd try adjusting the resolution.Louis

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Question: Cpu frequency

can anyone tell me how i can find out the frequency of my new AMD athlon 64 x2 6000 cpu. Bios is telling me i need to set the frequency (somewhere between 200 and 450), but i cant find anything about the frequency on the amd site. Any ideasThanks in advance

Answer:Cpu frequency

Please, keep all info in one thread:;topicseen#new

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Question: CPU Frequency

Maybe it was like this before, but if so, I must not have used the right means of monitoring, because now using CoreTemp or AMD Overdrive, I've noticed that even though my Phenom II x6 1090T is rated at 3.1GHz, it varies between .8 - 3.2GHz, depending on it activity. Shouldn't a CPU's frequency remain constant regardless?

Answer:CPU Frequency

AMD's cool and quiet feature downclocks the CPU during idle/low can be turned off if so desired....

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Question: Out of frequency

Hi. I'm trying to play Command and Conquer The First Decade but the screen goes black and messages appears "out of frequency 74.7". I've got mine set to 75hz and the message has never appeared before. What do I do? Any help most gratefully received.

Answer:Out of frequency

What monitor?If flat screen then set to 60Hz.

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Question: RAM Frequency

hi guys.. i am just confuse with my ram... CPUZ tells me that i have a PC3-8500F RAM w/c has a frequency of 1066 mhz but when i check the memory tab in CPUZ it says that my dram frequency is 399 mhz... What does this mean?

Answer:RAM Frequency

See the DDR table at .

I don't use CPUZ so I can't interpret where it got that 399/400 number. That usually applies to DDR2 modules, as you can see...or your RAM is underclocked currently so that it performs like DDR3-800. Memory Clock: 100 MHz. Bus Clock: 400 MHz. Data Transfers/Sec.: 800,000,000. Module Name: PC3-6400.

I'm just guessing.


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Question: RAM Frequency

So I'm Using 8GB Of G Skill RipJaw X 1333mhz but whenever i go into any program that tells me speeds always says it's running at 667. IS that normal since i have two sticks and double that is about 1333mhz or should they both be runnning at 1333?

Answer:RAM Frequency

The programs that tell you RAM frequencies split the frequency in half (CPU-Z), because it's double data rate. So if you multiply 667 * 2, you'll get roughly 1333.

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Question: ram frequency

hi everyone happy new year to question abt ram ,can we mix the ram frequency like 1GB PC2-6400 DESKTOP RAM MEMORY ddr2 240 pin to 800mhz 2gb or 4gb.kindly if anyone know abt this .thankyou.

Answer:ram frequency

You can but it will all run at the slowest frequency. Not worth it. Dimms should always be exactly the same for best performance.

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Question: Out of Frequency


I have this online game that I play(Asheron's Call) and I've played it for years on the same monitor(Gateway EV700)

My motherboard is Canyon, and my Graphics Driver is Intel (R) Extreme

Recently I had to format the computer and completely wipe everything and start from scratch.When I got the computer working again I reinstalled all the necessities(Internet Connection, Asheron's Call, Anti-Virus etc) but I forgot to install the Drivers.When I clicked on Asheron's Call(the game) to play it a black screen came up but instead of it displaying the game it displayed a small turquise box with a purple box inside it.

It read:

Out of Frequency

HF: 75.2KHz
VF: 75.0Hz

Operating Frequency
HF: 30(-)70 KHz
VF: 50(-)160Hz

Power save after 20 seconds.(this counts down to 0, unless I minimize the game, in which case the box disappears until i maximize the game again, in which case the countdown re-starts.If I let the timer run out, the green light on my monitor turns orange, and the screen goes on standby or whatever.then I have to turn off the monitor and turn it back on)
I talked to a friend of mine who said I should install my Graphics Driver(I hadn't done this yet) so I used the motherboard CD to install the Graphics Driver, and the game worked fine.

Now today when I try and play the game, I'm getting this Out of Frequency message again.Can somebody help me please?

I'm using True Color 1024x768 with a refresh rate of 75Hz.I've tried... Read more

Answer:Out of Frequency

It simply means that the game is trying to drive the monitor at a higher refresh rate than it can display.

The frequency error message comes from the monitor, not from the PC.

Without knowing anything about the type of monitor you have, we cannot advise what the maximum settings are. They are set by your graphics controller.

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I have a i7 860 desktop (8 gb ram) which tends to freeze on one of the data applications that I run. Using the 'performance monitor' I discovered that the freeze occurs when the 'frequency' goes above 100%. At no point does the cpu utilization exceed 15%.

Several calls to the vendor have failed to resolve the issue or even educate me.

The question I have is what is this 'frequency' and two, why does it cause the application to freeze while the 8 cores are relaxing ?
Any insight is most appreciated and thanks.

Answer:CPU Frequency What is it?

“% of Maximum Frequency” represents the current CPU clock speed as a percent of its rated speed. For example, if you have a 2.8 GHZ CPU and performance monitor indicates 28%, then the CPU is running at 784 MHz.

Here is a decent article that explains how performance monitor works:

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Question: out of frequency

i have lg monitor p3 1.0 ghz machine with 810 main board ,256 sd ram dsl broadband connection ata hdd and frontech 0610 external tv box. it was working fine i can switch from tv to computer till tomorrow. but suddenly there was message when i switch to tv that out of frequency. after that i am unable to get any channel through scanning.Please help me..........

after reseting my tv box i get rid from out of frequency message but i unable to scan all the channel as the scanning is going on without result

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I have an old gateway EV910 monitor hooked up to a 1 year old computer - windows XP. After i am on the computer for a few hours - the monitor goes blank and a message pops up - "Out of Frequency" and the message shows my HF and VF frequency is lower than what the operating HF and VF  frequency should be. The monitor goes to stand by after 17 seconds. If I turn off the monitor and turn it back on - the same message pops up and goes to stand by again after 17 seconds. (It shows you the count down.) I then have to re-start my computer to clear it up. After running a while it does it again.


Duplicate for removal.

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Question: 100% frequency

My CPU is running at 100% frequency, the usage goes anythin from 0% to 100%. The CPU keeps crashing whenever i try to play games etc. It seems to be forcing the CPU to overheat? though i could be wrong,

My set up is Core 2 Duo 6600, x1950 Pro, 2gb Ram, Vista Business. Any help would be greatly apprciated

current fan speed is around 3200rpm

Answer:100% frequency

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The fact you`ve posted this in this forum, I take it you suspect a virus etc?

Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Question: CPU frequency help

I just received my new mobo. I recently had a Hard Drive problem that led me to believe the mobo was faulty.

After putting the parts together again, I recieve an error in BIOS.

"During the last boot-up your system hung for improper frequency combination."

I did not change any of the CPU settings and left them as default.
They are currently:
CPU frequency multiple - 15.0x
CPU external frequency 133/33
The rest is auto.

My specs are:
Athlon XP 2400
A7V8X-X motherboard
512 DDR PC 2700

I cannot get out of BIOS, every time I save and exit, it will not reboot. I have to restart and it sends me back to BIOS with the problem. I am not sure what to do about this.

Answer:CPU frequency help

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Question: PCI Frequency

Hi, I was told when I overclocked the 2400+ XP-M the optimum setting for the PCI Frequency is 66. I don't know where that option is in my BIOS. Is it possible I just don't have this option? Specs below, MSI KT6V motherboard. I see where PCI Latency is but not a frequency , current latency is set at 64. Anyone got any ideas or thoughts for me? I don't want to get a processor I want to OC and not be able to cause I don't have a PCI Frequency option.

Answer:PCI Frequency

are you thinking about AGP frequency??

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Question: AGP Frequency

Aright, this is mainly for you sithspawn =P At first I got all confused and thought it was the PCI Frequency and crap and yeah now I figured out the AGP needs to be set at 66MHz, theres no option in my BIOS to change an AGP Frequency, am I looking for the right thing? The only thing I could change would be AGP Voltgage.

When I run SiSoftware Sandra and do the Mainboard information, when I go down to AGB Bus(es) on Hub 1 it says:

Speed: 4x66MHx (264 data rate) I'm assuming its only multiplied by 4 cause my graphics card is only capable of 4x AGP. But anyway that 66MHz should be correct then right? Will it go up once I start overclocking cause it seems like it should just stay where its at right? Anyones help is much appreciated =)

Answer:AGP Frequency


It really depends on what BIOS you have. Generally, you are not able to change the PCI.AGP frequency. It will automatically change when you change the CPU FSB. For example, in my BIOS, the frequency page looks somethign like this:
CPU Host clock: [Enabled]
CPU Clock: [200]
xPCI/AGP Frequency: [37/75]
The PCI/AGP bit is blanked out so i cant change anything.

Basically, your AGP and PCI frequency WILL go up when you start overclocking. You need to be aware of this, because if you start up your computer and it doesnt actually start, or crashes halfway through start-up, you may need to up the voltage in your AGP slot, so that the overclocked frequency can keep up with everything.

Although you wil mainly need to up the Vcore voltage of your CPU (to maybe around 1.75) and maybe up your memory .1v-.2v. Of course, dont up the voltage at ALL unless you have an unstable overclock, and be very careful when you do. Upping the voltage is what will destroy your parts if done incorrectly.

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Question: Cpu frequency

my celeron dual core fluctuates between 1.6 ghz and 1.2 ghz, depending on load. is this supposed to happen? sometimes it goes back and forth many times per minute. thanks

Answer:Cpu frequency

When the processor has different loads on it, depending on how intensive the load is, it will fluctuate the rate or frequency depending so.

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Question: Frequency

Fairly generic question here:
Anyone know of anything on the motherboard of a PC that runs in the 828MHz range?


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Question: RAM frequency

Have noticed since changing BIOS battery and resetting defaults that my RAM frequency is set at 100MHz, and my CPU speed is also 100MHz. It is an 800 Duron. However the RAM is supposedly 133MHz, and lately the PC has not been behaving!Should the RAM run at the same spped as the CPU, or the speed that it is supposed to run at. Up until recently, the PC worked fine. The RAM has been in for a while and was replaced from Crucial using their memory selector, so it should be the right one

Answer:RAM frequency

The RAM may well be 133Mhz but if the PC runs at 100Mhz then thats as fast as it can run. What do you mean by misbehaving its not much of a description you know. Is it crashing or locking up or what. Also what is your operating system XP, ME or Windows 98.

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Question: Out of Frequency

Well I'm trying to get into my old computer, but after the Windows XP loading screen, the monitor will just say out of frequency and soon go into power save mode. I tried two monitors and no luck. So how am i supposed to go into windows and change the frequency so i can see it on the monitor lol

Answer:Out of Frequency

I would use Knoppix (Linux) Live CD. It installs automatically (right settings).

You most likely need to unistall the graphic drivers and reinstall them which is pretty hard when you can't see what your doing.

Try safemode (F8 at windows boot)

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Hi, Been working on the AMD model 13" and noticed that the CPU frequency never throttles down.  Everything set to default OEM build with WIn 7 HP x64, and tested with every power scheme in the list.  Ive been reading that AMD has the "powernow" technology to reduce the frequency (at least by half or so), and Ive never had problems with my intel models, so Im wondering is this an issue with AMD or Lenovo? I really dont want to have to do another clean install of Win 7 Pro on another HDD, but if that can solve the problem here, then I guess I have no choice.  Any ideas how to get the CPU to throttle down?

Answer:CPU Frequency set to max always, AMD

Well, I did some more research. There a similar thread regarding a Toshiba notebook here. Somebody pointed out this spec sheet, which shows that the L325 does not support PowerNow. I am bummed. I find it weird that this product is rated EPEAT Gold and Energy Star without supporting throttling. I am investigating further. :-(

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Question: Lower Ghz on CPU

Recently had a complete failure on hdd which meant it had to be replaced. Replaced hdd and re-installed XP and all other things needed. Before failure 'dxdiag' told me that present cpu was at 2.08 ghz. After completing new setup 'dxdiag' tells me system is running at 1.7 ghz. Cpu is AMD K7 Athlon XP 2800+ and mbd is a K7N2 MS-6570 ATX with 400w psu. Can anyone tell me why this has happened and how can I bring it back up to 'speed' or higher? Any helpers out there pls?

Answer:Lower Ghz on CPU

Sounds as if your FSB is running at 133 instead of 166 (166 x 12.5 = 2075) (133 x 12.5 = 1662) check your mobo jumpers if present, or more likely your bios FSB needs to be set, look in your mobo manual for details.Ross

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I have been getting constant popups on Internet Explorer for about 2 weeks. They usually appear on the lower right of the screen. I ran MS Security Essentials scan, Super antispyware scan, and Malware Bytes scan. Still getting popups. Then, I remembered your page, and did your malware removal sequence. The logs are attached. The hitmanpro log will be on the next post.

Answer:Pop ups-Lower Right

The file from hitman pro will not load. If it is needed, I can run the scan again and try to post the log again.


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with Monitors, is the Lower the MS the better?, cos i wanna get a widescreen monitor and it says it has 5ms?

Answer:Lower MS the better?

yes, the lower the better. It's the amount of time it takes to change from black to white, or vice versa

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Question: WEI getting lower

Hey guys, so I have a problem
I had W7 Ultimate x86 and my cpu (phenom 9600) got a score of 6,2
So I installed W7 Ultimate x64 and score changed to 4,9
So it had a same score as my previous cpu (athlon 64 x2 4000+)
Tried to rerun it, got same score
Installed W7 Ultimate x86 again and score was 4,6
Then I installed W7 Professional x64 and score was once again 4,9
So does anyone know will this affect my pc performance
And is there any solution for this

Answer:WEI getting lower

Not sure why your score would change, it should stay the same no matter what version of windows you have installed.

It will not affect performance, it`s just a number.

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Question: Lower PSU

Hello, i searched but couldn't find the answer to my question so im going to ask it now  .What happens when you put a lower psu than what you need, i have 2 power supplies a 250v and 185v (i know they are old)but i just want to see if the 185v can support my computer. Im pretty sure i dont use up all the 250v i only have a mATX board with a AMD XP 2800 1 dvd drive ,hard drive and a floppy disk......any help would be appreciated

Answer:Lower PSU

Put your PCs' specs in the calculator and see what you can get by with.....

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everything works fine no my comp but i was trying to convert videos and i get the messege " 27.9khz/53.2hz frequency out of range try other resolutions" then i have to hold the power button to shut down only way. what seems to be my problem? why is it only when i try video converters? the videos convert to about 70% then this happens. i have uninstalled and tryed different video converters only to get the same messege.

Answer:frequency out of range

26 veiws and still no help ? im also on a couple other help boards around the net and i havent had no luck in any kind of answer

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So unlike the other thread, I know I have an AC card, since I installed it myself. However, where is my AC radio frequency? 

Answer:Where is my AC radio frequency?

With an older driver, I get it O.O.... wth Intel -.- .... man their drivers and cards just suck -.-   Update: What the flippers O.O.... Please forces of the universe, don't ever drop my wifi connection.... I don't need new drivers, I just need this speed..... OMFG...... now why the hell does the new drivers not offer AC speed. Man when I changed the card, the benchmark was a-little better... now they are amazing.... like seriously, what is wrong with the new drivers?

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Hey everyone, I have a P4 3.2Ghz HT Processor which I overclocked to about 3.5-3.6ghz using a zalman 9500A cooler. Everything was great and the CPU was fine (temp was even cooler than before I overclocked it) and then  a few months later I opened PC Wizard 2007 and the program said my CPU, even though the FSB  Frequency was 880 Mhz and a Bus Speed of 220, that my actual (real) CPU frequency was only 3080.48 Mhz (3.0Ghz)! A few months ago I opened the program and it said I was at my 3.5-3.6Ghz... I went into the BIOS (I have an Asus P4P800S-X mobo) and my settings still said I had given it slightly more than a 10% overclock... but even the BIOS said my cpu was at 3.0Ghz...So is my CPU just old/fried or is the computer just lying to me? Any help would be awesome! Thanks guys!-Mr.Bond

Answer:Decreased CPU Frequency...

If you have had a power outage or the CMOS battery is weak that would explain the BIOS resetting to defaults which would nullify any changes you made...Another thing to consider is many board manuf. onboard utilities may not report OC'ing details properly...Travel Here for some suggestions on reporting utilities. I'm not sure if PCWizard is considered one of the top notch ones or not.

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what exactly does this mean, what can i do to solve it? i am going to buy parts and find out what the prob. is but what should i go for?

Answer:CPU running at low frequency.

Sorry need some more information. Where are you seeing this message, never saw it before.

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I have an excel work sheet that uses colors in a matrix of people and skills they posses.

along the y axis would be the people, along the x axis would be the skill.

i am denoting colors, green=skilled, blue=needs refreshment, red=not trained.

I need to tabulate how many skills each person has.

Is there a way to be able to count the number of times a color, (i.e green) box occurs in a row/column?

Answer:frequency of formats

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Hey, I just received 2x 1gig sticks to put into my PC. Currently it is using 2x512mb as RAM. Now this new RAM has a frequency of 400mhz compared to the 200mhz on my previous stuff. My motherboard has space for 3 sticks of RAM, so the question I have is:

Should I put one of the previous 512mb sticks in with the new 2Gb or will the fact that the new stuff will then only run at half the frequency cancel out the extra RAM?

Thank you!

Answer:More RAM or higher frequency?

Putting a 512MB stick in will underclock your new RAM. I wouldn't bother. You will be best to have only the matched pair, as you won't have to underclock it, and it will put them into dual-channel mode, doubling your memory bandwidth. (Depending on your motherboard)

Plus two gigs should be sufficient for an XP machine with an average application load.

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I read an article by Kim Kommando stating that the defrag tool shouldn't be over used as it strains the system.  I have talked with friends who use it monthly in order to regain or maintain optimum performance.  Would anyone like to comment; and if you can, offer some this newbie other articles so I might educate myself?

Answer:Frequency of defragging.

It doesn't matter how often you defrag, it won't strain your HDD.I defrag probably at least once a week because I use my system a lot.I also defrag after installing programs or downloading large files.Once a month is good enough, it really depends on how much you use your PC, and what for.

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my computer works fine, but the monitor turns on only after the windows is fully loaded. when i turn down computer, it says that the monitor is out of frequency. how can i change working frequency of my monitor (LG StudioWorks 773N). :-/

Answer:monitor out of frequency

p.s. i'm using windows xp

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We received an error message "Timing Frequency is Off"...and the monitor has funny colors/sizes.  Any ideas on how I can fix this??  We did recently add a cable modem but it was working fine at first.Thanks!!

Answer:Timing Frequency Is Off

Check your device manager. Is there any errors?[glb]Gizmo73[/glb]

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Hey guys, I got this really big problem. tryed everything really to fix it. but no good.

When i play games like Aion,wow, and now Borderlands i can play for like 5 min then my screen goes black and there is a red box telling me "frequency out of range" then the sound freezes and i need to restart my computer.

Got a new monitor like 1 month ago and its a Packard bell 242DX full hd 22 monitor. so im playing in 1920x1080. the monitor max hz is 60 at 1920x1080.

My computer specc is:

Amd phenom x4
Asus Ati HD 3870x2
4gb ram
Gigabyte motherboard
and im on Windows 7

Tryed to fix it myself with old topics from here but no use.

no problems in windows 1920x1080 60hz no errors.

tryed powerstrip/Riva tuner to force my Refreshrate/hz to 60.

New catalyst drivers from ati and direct x is fine.

Got new drivers for my Monitor (windows 7) update exact drivers.

Tryed the F8 safe mode no use.

And hax Borderlands Baseengine to force 60hz ingame turn off vsync and such no use...

the funny part is some games works fine like Red faction guerilla Starcraft etc. and i have no problems in windows

i have no idea.

// Dakkar

Answer:Frequency out of range!

i'm having the same problem w/ left 4 dead and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
i've had L4D for a long time, but a few months ago all it does is start up with a black screen and a blue box that says resolution/frequency is out of range. its the same w/ stalker but i just downloaded it from steam today, and all my other games are working.

my resolution is 1024x768 and about 60hz

i have 2GB DDR2 ram
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
AMD Athlonx2 64
Windows XP SP2

my video/directx drivers are up to date

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I bought an envision lcd en7410. i turned on my shuttlex (unknown model#) starts up goes to window xp start up goes blank and says "out of frequency"i tried to go into set up screen does no good. tried moniter menu - wont com up. works fine on gateway pc (as you can see) which is 6 years older than other pc.tried reading instruction cd from this pc and says i need to get to the control panal which helps so much because i cant even get windows to open. guy at store said the video card is old or not compatible so i should get a new one. of course i am going to automatically believe a "salesman"

Answer:new lcd out of frequency w/ shuttlex pc

You should be able to boot to Safe Mode.

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I have a Gateway Windows XP computer w/Intel Core 2 When I first got my computer I loaded all of my games into it and the only game that would not run was Sid Meier's Civilation III. I can play Sims (all packages) and Sims well as Age of Empires and Age of Mythology.
I couldn't figure out what was wrong. The game loaded successfully - started the visual opening.....then the screen went blank and a blue rectangular box said "Frequency Out of Range". I have many games much more sophisticated then CIV III....that all work well! HELP!!!


Answer:Frequency Out of Range

The refresh rate on CIV III is set to high. Start the game in safemode and reset the refresh rate.

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When I turn my desktop computer on I get the message frequency out of range. I was able to reboot in the safe mode, but the icons is still very large, even after I've set the font size to normal. I'm not able to get internet service.

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Question: Radio Frequency

hello! ive been having some kind of freqeuncy running to my speakers as of late...when i turn my speakers as high as they can go, i hear a low buffered noise of music streaming through my speakers. i unplugged the green cord that plugs into my soundcard in the back of my computer tower. i turned my speakers up all the way to c if it was still there, and it was. i dont have any trojans or malware on my computer because i just got done going through an hjt process and a bunch of scanners, and my computer was cleaned. i would like to kno how i could get rid of this problem, and wat might be causing it. thanks in advance!!

Answer:Radio Frequency

i too am having the same problem and its annoying to the point whre i can hear it when watching videos etc.

i cant figure out how to fix this.
Im going to give u the same recomendations people on here gave me although they didnt solve my problem.

Wondering do you have a DSL connection?are your speakers shielded? If it's a DSL connection, contact your DSL provider and ask for an RF filter to be placed on your DSL line. If not, see if changing the placement of your speakers changes the effect. Also make sure that there isn't a source of EMF close to your speakers.

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Hi everyone,I have been having this problem for a while now, and can't seem to figure out what the problem is. When I turn on my computer, I hear a high pitch frequency or feedback maybe. Not sure how to describe it. When I put my ear to the computer it sounds like it is coming from the CPU or the CPU fan. Also when it starts up the display is all messed up and glitchy looking. There is a photo of it attached here, but it doesn't always look like that, it varies greatly.  If I reset my computer three times after the first menu comes up, it fixes itself and comes up with a message that asks me to reset the CPU frequency. But I have reset it several times, it is at Default setting right now. My options when this menus comes up is Default or Last Known Good settings. Both do the same thing, since I have never messed with the CPU frequency. It's been at default since I've built this computer. Also after it finally starts up right, it runs fine, nothing is amiss, no noise or odd display problems. Below are my specs:Windows Vista 32-bit OSGigabyte Motherboard NVDAACPIAMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core Processor4GB RAMNVIDIA G-Force 9800 GT 512MB Video Card298GB Hard DiskHanns-G 1920x1200 MonitorHope someone can help me. Would be much appreciated. [regaining space - attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:CPU Frequency Message

How old is it? Did you replace the CMOS battery?

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Question: Memory frequency


Maybe somebody here can help me with this.
I've got four PC-3200 200Mhz DDR dimms installed but they seem to be working as PC-2700 160 Mhz. and I can't figure out why.

You can check out my CPU-z report. It shows all four DDR memory slots are pc-3200 200Mhz dimms, but the current memory frequency is 160.6 Mhz. And during pre-boot system check it displays memory as "PC-2700 Interleaved Dual Channel".

My motherboard supports pc-3200. Or that's what I thought.

Here are the specs on the ASUS P5GDC-Deluxe I'm using.

Any help will be much appreciated.


Answer:Memory frequency

have you checked your BIOS settings? when you install RAM bios automatically set up the minimum of required settings to your software. There is an option to change in Advanced Settings in bios.

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Question: Memory frequency

Ive searched (a little) on other threads about this, but it's mostly about overclocking...i don't want that. I have a P4 1.6ghz w/400mhz bus....ive read that it really only supports pc2100 ram at 266 mhz...i put in 512mb pc2700 (333mhz) ram. It's showing up as only 480 mb (prolly cause its pc2700). I cant oc it to 333, cause it wont boot...

my question is, is this configuration ok (leaving it alone at 480 mb), or will it cause problems in the future?

Answer:Memory frequency

I'm guessing that the reason its saying 480mb is that the computer its on probably has 32 meg onboard video. but with out the specs on that particular pc its just a guess

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what exactly does this do? would it increase the speed of my graphics card?

the bios has a setting for this, it goes from 100-200...set at 100 right now (default)

Answer:oc pci express frequency?

Speculant said:

what exactly does this do? would it increase the speed of my graphics card?

the bios has a setting for this, it goes from 100-200...set at 100 right now (default)Click to expand...

On the nvidia 9xxx series uses the PCIe clock as a reference clock for the core. Read here. Normally overclocking the PCIe buss doesn't help any, though it can help if your running SLI and can only run each card at 8x. Also keep in mind that the PCIe bus is a multiple of 25. So: 100 x 25 = 2.5Ghz (PCIe 1.1 spec). Also overclocking the PCIe bus to far can cause data corruption on sata controllers that run off the PCIe bus. I normally run 120Mhz (3Ghz) just because. Though when not running in SLI it doesn't make much if any of a difference.

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Good Morning,
My grandson has a game that has four discs called Tech Deck Dude, Bare knuckle Grind.
After installing them and hit play I get a black screen with the following message.
72K / 139hz. Frequency is out of range.
I am getting the sound ok.
This 'puter is running winxp pro sp2. 1800+ processor, 256mb ram. GEFORCE4 MX 440 Video card.

My other computer will run the game ok. That has the same OS & a 2500+ processor with 512mb ram & GE FORCE2 Video card.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Frequency is out of Range

Is your computer lcd or crt?
If it's lcd then i would say something in windows is messed up (I've had simular error happen to me before and i've got an lcd monitor).

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Firstly, apologies if this is in the wrong place - I'm not incredibly technical!My computer is the Windows XP version. I tried to change the screen area/display back to its original 1024 x 768 display. At first it worked, but now whenever I turn my computer on, it seems to be working, but then the screen goes completely blank and a message reading:'98.9 KHz/120.1HzFREQUENCY OUT OF RANGETRY OTHER RESOLUTIONS'Keeps flashing up. Because I can't see anything else, I tried to turn the computer on using safe mode, which worked. Problem is...I'm not aware of how I'm supposed to change the resolution back to how it was in order to get it back to how it was.And that probably makes no sense! However, if anyone knows how to sort it, I would be eternally grateful!Thank you in advance  Emily

Answer:Frequency out of range?

Your problem may be the refresh rate of your monitor.What is the make and model of the display adapter in your computer?

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My computer took a dump on me about two weeks ago.So,I took it to a repair guy and he did a bunch of stuff.Removed a bunch of programs,reinstalled windows,installed a DVD drive,added a second hard drive,another memory card,an nVIDIA card,and removed my iolo stuff and added AVG.(Said it was better)

Now,whenever I try to play a game,any game,even the free ones you download for Zone or any of the free sites.The game will attempt to start,(you hear the music) but the screen goes black and I get a colorbar and the message,Out of frequency range.I have tried changing resolution,256 bit color,disabling themes,you name it.But I still get the same message.Any ideas?

Answer:Out of frequency range?

Seems to be an LCD monitor problem, a CRT would probably work. Look to Windows Update and the monitor manufacturer for a fix or a driver update.Also might be able to fix by changing the monitors frequency/refresh rate. Start, Control Panel, Display, Settings, Advanced, Monitor, Monitor settings.

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I have a problem with an Intel P4 CPU Bus Frequency, the processor is 1.9 Ghz/256/400 but It always stop at the BIOS settings whenever I boot the PC. I choose the frequency but it hangs all the time I boot again and the same thing continously. This is the PC I was fixing and was going to install Win XP SP2 to it but discovered it was not booting at all and decided to open the box and see if all the hardware was in working order. The whole PC was full of of dust including the heat sink and I've cleaned the whole PC of dust and it booted until it gave me that frequency boot error and I cannot Install XP.

Please help....


Answer:CPU BUS Frequency Error

Try replacing the CMOS battery on the motherboard.
The battery is probably dead and the Bios is not detecting the hardware properly.

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Question: BIOS RAM frequency

This is a follow-up question to my previous Acer RAM mystery topic. I have two seemingly identical Acer T690 computers. One runs at 667 mHz with corresponding memory but the other is locked at 533 mHz. There is no setting in the BIOS to change this. Is there any other way to get it to work with the faster memory, such as a BIOS upgrade?

Answer:BIOS RAM frequency

Auto is the best choice. If  you have a choice.

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Question: RAM Frequency Y580

Hey guys, could anyone tell me how I can find out the frequency of my RAM? 


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Answer:RAM Frequency Y580

Hi Apo,
please use free CPU-Z  to read out DRAM frequency, then multiply by 2...

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Question: Z510 CPU frequency

I have just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows8.1 and since then I have a couple of issues: - When I'm on energy saving mod : I have CPU usage of 30% and CPU frequency of 130% spikesthe ventilation is always on and the computer is heating even if i'm not doing anything.   -When I'm on "normal" mode: CPU frequency is 130%  (constantly )  I installed all the drivers updated the system and even the BIOS ... but nothing ...  help !!  

Answer:Z510 CPU frequency

sounds like an bug or windows 8.1 corruption when you made a upgrade from 7 to 8.1 if you just ran 8.1 upgrade rather than fresh install.

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I am having 2 GB DDR 3 Ram. Now I like to Increase it to 6GB RAM.When I ask the retailer to give 4GB RAM he questioned which frequency you required?I don't know the frequency of my RAM and it's not mentioned on my RAM to identify RAM frequency. Please help me.I am attaching my hardware specifications to this query

Answer:how to identify ram frequency

Travel to and run the Online'll tell you exactly what RAM that PC will take...

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Hi,Just wondering if there are some ways to reduce the fan speed and frequency of it coming on. I realize that labor intensive programs will make the fan run more often --- but I find that even when I am not running labor intensive programs the fan is running constantly on my new x201. Thanks

x201....3249-CTO....i7....4GB RAM....64-bit OS....Windows 7

Answer:fan speed and frequency of use

This problem is resolved. Don't remember how exactly. Check to make sure that your computer isn't running any programs in the background.  

x201....3249-CTO....i7....4GB RAM....64-bit OS....Windows 7

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im playin tf2 with my new nvidia 7600 graphics card but when i tried to get on the screen goes black and a box appears and it says out of frequency and i cant see anything i can hear but i cant see anything from the game

Answer:what does out of frequency means?

The box is most like being created by your monitor saying that it can not support the operating frequency of the video signal being fed to it by the graphics card.

If the monitor only displays that message when you try the one game, the game may be adjusting the graphics card to settings that are not supported by the card.

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Are all nic cards the same frequency?

Answer:Are all nic cards the same frequency?

If you only have one WAP, all of the clients connecting to it will be on one frequency. OTOH, if you have a lot of clients, you'll probably want more than one WAP, and they'd be on different frequencies.

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Stupid question perhaps:

Just built my first custom PC a week ago, running great. But the memory I bought (512Mb Kingston DDR pc2700) says 333Mhz on the pkg, however the default setting or whatever is 266mhz. Is it perfectly safe for me to up the memory frequency to 333mhz in the BIOS or am I confusing that with something else?

Answer:Memory frequency....

Congrats on your first pc build. Glad to hear everything's running fine.

The memory frequency and cpu frequency are 2 different frequencies.
The PC2700 memory is rated to run up to 333mhz (166mhz x2)
but the default frequency in the bios is 266mhz (133 x2) since the default FSB is 133MHz and your cpu/memory ratio is 1:1.

You most certainly should be able to run your memory at 333mhz as long as your motherboard bios has that option.

There are 2 ways for you to overclock your memory through your bios. The first and most common way is for you to increase your FSB to 166mhz w/ a cpu/memory ratio of 1:1.

There also might be an option in your bios that gives you a cpu/memory ratio of 3:4 or 4:5.

Before you start overclocking your cpu and memory, you might want to check out and do some research or ask a few questions. We will be most willing to help you get started.

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Question: Memory Frequency

I just have setup my new motherboard (ASUS A7N8X Deluxe) with Athelon XP 2100+. I set the external CPU frequency at 133Mhz with Multiplier 13X. Because I have 2x 256MB DDR400 (PC 3200) memory I set the memory frequency to 150%. But the output of the memory only shows 200Mhz. Did I setup anything wrong? Do I have to modify anything the maximize my use of DDR400 RAM? Also My memory test shows only 26000KB when I boot it up. Doesn't it have to show about 52000KB because I have two 256MB memory installed? Lost of questions, lots of answers please!!!

Answer:Memory Frequency

I am in the process of this to. I think it would be using a multiplier of times 2. I just set mine to 166 for 333ddr. gave me options of 133 for 266ddr and mine then 200 for 400ddr.

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Hi, it's me again, new systems up and running great thanks to all your help. I was going through the manual, and I was wondering what the difference was between the front side bus and the external frequency setting. My CPU has a 333mhz FSB, I was wondering if I should have the frequency set at 133mhz or 166mhz. Thanks!

Answer:FSB and external frequency

166 is the correct setting for the system clock resulting in 333 for the system bus speed

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Just a general question. Can a CPU be installed on a motherboard that doesn't supports its full bus frequency. For example, can the new Pentium 4 3.2Ghz 800Mhz system bus work in a mainboard that only has a FSB max of 533Mhz. Or is it true to say that this processor will only work on mainboard with chipsets that support 800Mhz bus speeds?

Answer:CPU bus frequency and motherboard FSB

I think that the chip will run on the board, but it wouldn't run at it's full potential (800mhz). Instead, it will just run at the highest the board supports, which is 533.

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