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I have been overclocking at 20% for a few days now, last night the cpu core speeds according to speccy dropped from 2760 Mhz each to 960 Mhz and 1680 Mhz. Temperature has never been a problem. Help please
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I have been overclocking at 20% for a few days now, last night the cpu core speeds according to speccy dropped from 2760 Mhz each to 960 Mhz and 1680 Mhz. Temperature has never been a problem. Help please
I'd imagine your Athlon has a power-saving feature that reduces the frequency and/or Vcore dynamically, just like Intel chips.

edit:

Cool'n'Quiet or PowerNow!, whichever you have on that chip. They both do the same thing.

These can be disabled in the BIOS I would imagine if you don't want it. They're good to keep on though.
Edited by Kaldari - 7/25/11 at 11:58am
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