How to correct the speed your processor

Question

i have a 2.8G Athlon which is now running at 1250, it happened before but the comp was still under guarentee. Aparently it was something to do with the BIOS being deleted. Unfortunatly it no longer under guarentee so i would have to pay this time

What i would like to know is how this is happening and how i can correct the speed of the processor?

thanx very much

KAI

Answer

This question was answered on October 29, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When you first start up the computer before the operating system loads there will be an option to go into the BIOS settings (usually you need to press the DEL key but some computers are set up to expect a different key) These settings will have been wiped probably because you have left the computer unplugged and the BIOS battery has gone flat In these settings you should be able to reset the processor speed (and any other system related fields that you need to change to get the system working properly again - but do not change anything else unless the device it refers to is giving problems) You will probably find the processor speed setting in the second or third option on the BIOS menu The last two options on the BIOS menu allow you to exit the BIOS settings either saving or not saving your changes If you save the changes and then exit the computer should continue to load the operating system and the processor will now be running again at the correct speed

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 29, 2004