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CPUZ is way off! Wrong clocks?

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Hey,

I got a q8300, and its stock clock is at 2.50 ghz 4 cores. But what I want to know is, why is RealTemp and CPUZ clocking my processor at 2333.35 mhz(RealTemp) or 2333.5 mhz(CPUZ)? I already turned off EIST and C1E from my bios but these apps still clocks my Q8300 at 2.33 ghz.

Any explanations/suggestions?
    
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What does BIOS say?
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Hmm? Does clock ratings differ from apps and from those in BIOS? Which one is more accurate?
    
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Originally Posted by GreedExx View Post
Hmm? Does clock ratings differ from apps and from those in BIOS? Which one is more accurate?
I've seen very small fluctuations like that before. I usually write it off as normal. So long as it isn't a delta of 1 MHz, I'd say it's fine.

What I'm really interested in though is how come you're reporting ~160MHz lower than stock speeds.
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That's what I really dont know. Why is it clocked lower than normal? I didnt even consider OC'ing anything so basically its fresh from the box because I just assembled this pc yesterday. Let alone underclocking :|
    
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That's what I really dont know. Why is it clocked lower than normal? I didnt even consider OC'ing anything so basically its fresh from the box because I just assembled this pc yesterday. Let alone underclocking :|
What does your BIOS say? It's possible some settings were changed or improperly set that led to the underclock.

Try going into BIOS and checking the CPU settings. If necessary, restore to "Optimized Default" to see if that fixes your clock speed issues.
post #7 of 10
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LOL! HAHAHA Its clocked at 2500 mhz now! Didnt knew all it took was a settings restore! haha thanks man.
    
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Glad to hear all is well now
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is it possible that the multiplier or fsb has set itself up wrong automatically, know that used to happen all the time with older AMD rigs. check the setting in bios match what they should be.
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is it possible that the multiplier or fsb has set itself up wrong automatically, know that used to happen all the time with older AMD rigs. check the setting in bios match what they should be.
Um actually its all fixed now, back to 2.50 ghz. But thanks anyway
    
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