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C2D E6600 is underclocking itself :/

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by m0s, 31 Jan 2007.

  1. m0s

    m0s What's a Dremel?

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    Hi.
    I have no idea why my cpu is acting like this.
    Just bought the cpu, installed it, downloaded cpu-z and uploaded this pick.
    It seems that it underclocks itself from 9x200 (correct me on this one) to x6. Why is this happening_ :s

    Motherboard : MSI NEO P965
    RAM : corsair CM2X 1024mb

    CPU-Z validation link :
    http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=163105
     
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  2. bumfluff

    bumfluff What's a Dremel?

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    Erm have you overclocked it at all? If you have and it has gone wrong then your CPU might be resorting to safe tactics. Its way of telling you to treat it nicely.
     
  3. m0s

    m0s What's a Dremel?

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    nono..
    Havent touched anything, thats the problem.
    I just installed it and posted a cpu-z validation that showed me this.
    But BIOS tells me that its 2400mhz :/
     
  4. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Maybe your motherboard throttles the CPU automatically when you've got low CPU usage to be able to reduce temps/fan speed/noise. If so, it'd be the sort of option you could turn off in BIOS. Have a poke around.
     
  5. Pointy Burdz

    Pointy Burdz What's a Dremel?

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    it's probably just using speedstep to drop the multiplier from 9 to 6, run super pi to put a load on cpu and see if it goes back up to full speed [9x266 btw]
     
  6. zhangmaster12

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    disable all specails, like speedstep or whatevs, i got same prob and thats how i fixed it.
     
  7. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    As Pointy said, it could be speedstep saving power. Checking with load on the cpu will let you know for sure - if it's speedstep the speed will go back to normal under load.

    However, if it's not speedstep your processor is overheating and throttling itself to prevent damage. Download and install Speedfan or MBM5 and ensure your processor is running well below 60 degrees C. If it's up in that temperature range, you might have poorly mounted cooling and need to redo it.
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF What's a Dremel?

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  9. m0s

    m0s What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks guys, it was the cpu underclocking itself to save power.
    I plugged in an extra monitor wich showed me cpu-z and then ran BattleField 2142 on the first monitor.

    And kabam, 9x266 @ 2400mhz :)
     
  10. section8

    section8 What's a Dremel?

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    lol much like a woman would do!!!!
     
  11. section8

    section8 What's a Dremel?

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    there we go see! its just the bloody CPU being far too intelligent for itself and fooling you into thinking its not so clever... One day they will rule us and we will have to do such menial tasks as processing graphics and maintaining Super PI for extended periods of time!!!

    On a more serious note, glad its sorted!

    Scott B
     
  12. Denis_iii

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    lmao BIRK! :)
     

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