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Strange CPU frequency

Respected Contributor

Strange CPU frequency

Hi export,

My cpu is AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
should 1800Mhz. Motherboard is EPOX-9nda3j.
AMD 64 3000+ frequency shows 1800MHz under windows XP/2000, however ,frequency shows 1000MHz under SuSE linux professional 9.2 64bit. WHY?

processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 31
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
stepping : 0
cpu MHz : 1004.599
cache size : 512 KB
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 pni syscall nx mmxext lm 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips : 1984.28
TLB size : 1088 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp

Messages was recongized in /var/log/messages
powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron processors (version 1.00.09b)
powernow-k8: 0 : fid 0xa (1800 MHz), vid 0x6 (1400 mV)
powernow-k8: 1 : fid 0x2 (1000 MHz), vid 0x12 (1100 mV)
powernow-k8: cpu_init done, current fid 0xa, vid 0x6
just for fun
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Strange CPU frequency

The application checking the data is probably not written correctly.

This is pretty common.

Windows figure is obviously right.

You probably have better things to do than worry about this. If the hardware came with a diag disk boot into that and allay your concerns.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation