Problems with SetFSB

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mlke9876, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    hello, i have recently been trying to OC my dell studio 540 using SetFSB because my bios does not have the options. SetFSB does not have my generator # so i picked the closest one, when i hit "Get FSB" button my pc froze. after i rebooted, CPU-Z now says my cpu (2.33) is now at (1.99). is there anyway i can reset my cpu back to stock speed? I have tried uninstalling SetFSB, taking out my CMOS battery for about 15 minutes, and even changing the CMOS jumpers. nothing has worked. should i take my battery out for more time? any ideas?
     
  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Call Dell maybe.
     
  3. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    ill try that, any other ideas?
     
  4. Esipes3821

    Esipes3821 MDL Novice

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    Are you sure its not Intel's SpeedStep clocking the cpu down while your checking with cpu-z? Try putting the CPU under load then check.
     
  5. grvknsl14

    grvknsl14 MDL Novice

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    why dont u try to overclock
     
  6. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    thanks for the replies. cpu-z does show it going up when under load. but i think it used to show it up all the time. not sure. can i disable speed step? also i will try OCing but im not sure if i can find the right generator #, ill try anyways. thanks
     
  7. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    i think the SpeedStep is clocking the cpu while im checking with CPU-Z, ive seen the speedstep options in BIOS, i guess its normal, my windows experience scores for the cpu are still up so it must be nothing to worry about, thanks for the replies