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960T 800MHz jumping to 3000MHz?

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ok so just got done building my budget Rig, and my CPU of choice was the Phenom 2 x4 960T.

However I notice in CPU-Z it will say (core speed 800.1mhz) generally, thats when its sitting at idle or im doing some very light things, like surfing the web and posting this. When I put it under some stress its jumps to 3000 Mhz

I have a feeling this is normal, but since im new to quad cores phenoms ect, I wanted to check with the experts before i run back to MicroCenter paranoid waving my receipt in the air smile.gif
post #2 of 11
that's cool n quiet at work..perfectly normal thumb.gif
the intel equivalent is "speed-step technology"

btw..that's a nice cpu..IMO..one of the best AMD's ever made
 
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excellent thanks for the quick reply:thumb:
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Yup like the poster above me said it's just AMD's cool n quiet it downclocks your CPU at idle to reduce heat and power consumption, and when CPU power is needed it clocks back to normal speeds.


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you can disable it through the bios
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Any benefits to doing this?
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Any benefits to doing this?

it helps in stability during overclocking. disabling it along with HT, C1E, and Turbo.
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Depending on how your motherboard implements it, even disabling it might not disable it. You may have to use a program like K10stat to change the power state settings. This will prevent it from doing it. I've found it useful too, since AOD does not change my CPUNB voltage (says it does, but it does not), but this program does.
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Disabling CnQ and C1E makes no stability improvement for overclocking.  I run the OC in my sig, which is impressive for a Phenom II x6, with CnQ on.  CnQ is a useful feature for lowering idle temps and noise with no performance loss as performance is given when necessary; you should leave it on unless it is absolutely necessary to turn it off, i.e. there are actual proven problems with it.

 

If you are going to overclock, Turbo Core is what you should disable, since it involves speed bins above the regular speed and voltage bins above too.  It's much easier to simply leave it off and work on a stable OC from there that doesn't suddenly require 1.6V at some point (due to an increase needed for partial core turbo boost at higher clock speeds stable).


Edited by xd_1771 - 1/31/12 at 12:44am
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you can disable it through the bios
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Disabling CnQ and C1E makes no stability improvement for overclocking.  I run the OC in my sig, which is impressive for a Phenom II x6, with CnQ on.  CnQ is a useful feature for lowering idle temps and noise with no performance loss as performance is given when necessary; you should leave it on unless it is absolutely necessary to turn it off, i.e. there are actual proven problems with it.

If you are going to overclock, Turbo Core is what you should disable, since it involves speed bins above the regular speed and voltage bins above too.  It's much easier to simply leave it off and work on a stable OC from there that doesn't suddenly require 1.6V at some point (due to an increase needed for partial core turbo boost at higher clock speeds stable).

good to know. Today I'm gonna try and figure out how exactly to overclock my Cpu. I have never been able to do so in the past so i never took the time to learn how. Last night i fumbled around in the Bios setup a bit. decided I may have to figure out a few questions and answer before I make any changes at all. Heck i couldnt even find the setting for CnQ much less turn it off biggrin.gif (which im not planning on doing now)
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