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Thread: Haha they "underclocked" it

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2003


    Well, the other week I bought my mother a Celeron 1.7ghz. It would run fine. Then a week later, the hard drive died. So we replaced it and all, but then it started to run MUCH,MUCH, slower! In certain cases, even slower than her old computer, a P3 450!
    So I checked the BIOS, everything alright, 100mhz FSB.... and guess what? The multiplier was at 8.0!!! That's right. So I made it 17.0, and there. But now it's still a little slow... What could they have done to it? :cry:
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    New England Highlands, Australia


    What motherboard is it mounted to? :?:

    Not that changin' the multiplier will do much good.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Ohio, USA


    Could they have replaced a 7200rpm drive with a 5400rpm one?

  4. #4
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    Feb 2002


    are you sure it's ment to be 100x17? it's probably ment to have a lower multiplyer and a higher FSB
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    Quote Originally Posted by SegiY
    are you sure it's ment to be 100x17? it's probably ment to have a lower multiplyer and a higher FSB
    P4 Celeron's are 100mhz FSB (qpd 400mhz). The multiplier on a 1.7 is 17. He may or may not be sure, but he is right :)
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Fincastle, IN, USA


    They may not have ya HDD cabled up right, it may also not be running in UDMA 5 either.

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