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Hello all,

I just upgraded to Windows Vista off a fresh reinstall on a new hard drive. However, when I run CPU-Z ID software, the core speed fluctuates from 2.952ghz to 3.4ghz (x6 and x7 multiplier, respectively) On XP it would remain 3.4ghz constantly because the multiplier stayed at 7. Why is it doing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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it sounds like its just the intel speedstep. Have you disabled it in BIOS? If not, don't worry, it is just trying to save power by not running the cpu full throttle when it is idle.

Also, check what power scheme you have windows running in. "Always ON" should keep everything running full time
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go to bios and disable your speed thrust.
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Thanks for the help guys, I guess it was a bios feature, didn't think of that. Well thanks again and repped botha ya.
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160gb wdc + 400 gb Seagate liteon + nec dvd burners Windows Vista (soon to be Win 7) acer 21.5" + emachines 21.5" 
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