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Hi

I have AMD Athlon "Barton" XP3000+ 333fsb (socket A) CPU on Abit AN7 nForce2 Motherboard. This worked like a dream until one day i noticed that one of my games was running slow, so i thought i would check and see if all the computer was working properly, but to my horror the computer had de-clocked (if thats the right word) itself from 3.2ghz to 1.9ghz, i have got it back up to 2.16ghz (by increasing the power settings in the bios slightly)but this is not good enough as i play a lot of 'hungry' games that use all of the memory when in use.

Any ideas how i can get it back upto the origanal 3.2ghz?

Any help would be appreciated

DSapseid :cry:

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2.16Ghz is the correct operating frequency for your Athlon XP "3000+". I seriously doubt that your CPU was running at 3.2Ghz and if it was, you've probably got a new overclocking record on your hands!

If you play a lot of resource hungry games, I suggest you look at your video card and possibly RAM (if the hard drive is being accessed mid-game).

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My graphics card is a 256mb nvidia sparkle and i have 1500mb ram.

my computer was defiantely running at at least 2.8ghz and as far as i can rememeber 3ghz.

thanks for your reply, and any suggestions on a new amd cpu that would work with my motherboard.

DSapseid

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I can't really recommend a new CPU for your current motherboard. The only other, faster model available is a 3200+, and the performance difference would be negligible. Even so, a 3000+ is still a capable chip.

The amount of RAM on your video card does not determine the performance - you need to tell me what kind of chipset it has, as well as the model number Sparkle uses to identify it.

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The graphics card is NVidia Sparkle Geforce FX5700 256mb

Thanks Again

DSapseid

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