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    Got a Wolfdale e8400 but system info indicates 2000 MHz

    I got a new CPU - wolfdale e8400 and additional 4 GB ram. When I open system info, it still shows me the freq. of my old e4400. Can you give some info how to actualize it?
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    Re: Got a Wolfdale e8400 but system info indicates 2000 MHz

    Are you sure this isn't related to CPU frequency scaling? Try:

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    cpufreq-info
    (You may have to install that first but, it will give instructions if you don't have it).
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

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    Re: Got a Wolfdale e8400 but system info indicates 2000 MHz

    CPUs which need to switch frequency at the same time: 0
    hardware limits: 2.00 GHz - 3.00 GHz
    available frequency steps: 3.00 GHz, 2.00 GHz
    available cpufreq governors: userspace, powersave, ondemand, conservative, performance
    current policy: frequency should be within 2.00 GHz and 3.00 GHz.
    The governor "ondemand" may decide which speed to use
    within this range.
    current CPU frequency is 2.00 GHz.
    analyzing CPU 1:
    driver: acpi-cpufreq
    CPUs which need to switch frequency at the same time: 1
    hardware limits: 2.00 GHz - 3.00 GHz
    available frequency steps: 3.00 GHz, 2.00 GHz
    available cpufreq governors: userspace, powersave, ondemand, conservative, performance
    current policy: frequency should be within 2.00 GHz and 3.00 GHz.
    The governor "ondemand" may decide which speed to use
    within this range.
    current CPU frequency is 2.00 GHz.


    That`s the reply from the program. Any info?
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    Re: Got a Wolfdale e8400 but system info indicates 2000 MHz

    That looks perfectly normal to me. It says the max CPU frequency is 3Ghz but that it's sitting at 2Ghz to save power because it's basically idle. The moment you do anything interesting, the CPU will immediately jump up to 3Ghz. To see this in action, right click on the gnome panel and select Add to Panel and then add a CPU Frequency Scaling monitor.
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

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    Re: Got a Wolfdale e8400 but system info indicates 2000 MHz

    Great, man! Thanx a lot! I`m just not used to the hardware infos Thank you!
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    Re: Got a Wolfdale e8400 but system info indicates 2000 MHz

    Alternatively, check the FSB & Multiplier settings in your PC's BIOS screen.

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    Re: Got a Wolfdale e8400 but system info indicates 2000 MHz

    Just a note, Intel's version of the slow the CPU down to save energy is know as "speedstep". Many BIOS have an option to disable this feature. I only recommend disabling it if you overclock your system.

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