AMD cpu should be 2.083 but running at 1.2 - why?
i recently bought a new motherboard to replace one that had died for my friends uncle. he bought a new computer and decided to give me his old one. this was a good deal for it has 1 gig of ram, nice all in wonder video card and a Athlon XP 2800. Well once I hook everything up and it gets going, install windows and what not.
So i goto My Computer, goto properties to look at the computer name and how fast im going at. To my amazement it says im runing at 1.243 gigahertz. At first I thought maybe the uncle replaced his cpu for a slower one and kept the good one. So i took out the cpu and looked it up online, which I thought i did already to get the right motherboard, which is hard to find a decent cheap one being Socket A. So I went to AMD site, looked at model number and everything, and I was right, it should be running at 2.083.
So my question is, why is my processor, AMD Athlon XP 2.083 running at a 1.2 processor speed? I tried looking in bios but was unable to figure it out. I read in another post that someone had the same problem with a laptop, except it was a pentium-m cpu. Im losing 800 Mghz here and Id really love to fix this. Any help would be great.