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Core speed jumping all over the place - FX 8120

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Installed CPU z to make sure everything was running smooth. Seems my core speed is jumping all over the place. One second the multiplier will be at 7.0 1400mhz, then 17.0 3400mhz, then 20.0 4000mhz. Really strange, in the bios Cool n quiet, C1E and SVM are disabled.

Could be because I'm downloading tons of games on steam at the moment, however, I don't think multiplier and core speed should be having such drastic jumps.

Edit: Speed seems to stay steady at 1400mhz while not doing much. Strange, I thought cool n' quiet is what lowered the clock? I have it disabled...
Edited by Xerosnake90 - 8/18/12 at 2:05am
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the latest version of CPU-Z is very buggy
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Any other reliable programns that work?
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depends what you are doing. Run a game in window mode and it should be near max 24/7. During BF3 mine hops around from 4.0-4.5ghz
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If u have a gigabyte mobo then thats why. Under pc health in bios disable the thermal protection and that should help. Plus make sure u have the latest bios version. Look up whar people r saying about it first tho. I just went from F4 to F6 on my 970A-UD3. that is supposed to help it. Look up you mobo model on google. Type in (tour mobo model) cpu throttling and you should get a bunch of info. And check your manufacturers website for new bios releases and then search for people who have tjt version on the bios. Sorry im not a ton of help. If u tell me what cpu and mobo you havw i can check into it. Lemme know what version of the bios u r running also. U can look up how to check that thru windows also i think you go into the start menu and type msinfo in the search/run box but i could be wrong.
repost your info and i can try to help more from there
sorry if there are typos I'm posting from my phone while at work. :-)

Oh and what revision of your mobo. I have the 970-ud3 rev 1.1 aome boards are newer and some are older. That matters as well. My rev # is written on my board. It may be in the info where u get the bios info too, dunno
Edited by kenmore81 - 8/20/12 at 7:00am
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Go into AMD Overdrive (CCC) and go to the "Power" tab, and go CPU Power, and see what the slider is set to.
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