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HI,

I just installed a new fan and a water cooler because I want to OC (my first time). I downloaded CPU-Z and it says my Core Speed is 802.0 MHz. I thought this was a 3.something GHz CPU?

It will sporadically jump to 2000/3000 sometimes but never stays there.

Thanks
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Is Cool and Quiet enabled in the bios?My phenom did that till I disabled it.

It stays low until put under load when enabled.
    
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Yeah it's cool n' quiet. Disable it when you OC it and bench for stability, you can enable it after your clocks are deemed stable though.
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yeah, turn off cool and quiet in the bios if you so desire...try running prime95 with cpuz

It should stay pinned at the chip's rated speed
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the prompt responses guys.

I have another question. I am trying to unlock the 3 and 4 cores. I have an MSI 785G-e53 Mobo. When I enable the "Core Unlock" feature, i get the x4, but the computer is really jacked up.

The graphics are bad, windows wont disappear when i close them, buttons do not show up. Any ideas?

Thanks,

J
post #6 of 18
raise the vcore slowly until everything stabilizes. if that fails try unlocking the 3rd and 4th core one at a time to find out which is bad. if this fails then you are stuck with a dualie.
post #7 of 18
Its called Cool n Quiet, its a power saving feature that your CPU has. Its a good thing really as it will cut down your temperature and how much power its pulling when your only doing some basic stuff like browseing the web etc.

The plus side is, it will increase your CPU's life at idle instead of running with soon much volts constantly
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its Cool n quiet..its a power saving feature for the processor when idle or the load is just light..
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Originally Posted by sexybastard;13375245 
raise the vcore slowly until everything stabilizes. if that fails try unlocking the 3rd and 4th core one at a time to find out which is bad. if this fails then you are stuck with a dualie.

What Sexybastard said. smile.gif
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For the unlocking the extra cores, try setting ACC to auto as well.
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