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E6600 @ 1.6Ghz??

post #1 of 25
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What's wrong with my CPU?

It's says it's running at 1600mhz.. I haven't adjusted a thing on my board yet.. it jumps to 2400mhz for a second or two every once in a while.

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Thanks for any clues..
post #2 of 25
OMG YOU GOT HACKED!!!! A VIRUS IS EATING YOUR MHZ!!!!

Nah i'm just kidding. Just go into bios and disable Intel Speedstep and C1E
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Your multiplier is set to 6 for some reason....6 x 266 = 1.6 GHZ.

Check your BIOS options and make sure your multi is set to 9. And what he ^ said.
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Welcome to Overclock.net!

Jump into your BIO's and look for "Thermal Throttling" and disable it.

It "underclocks" your CPU when it is not being used (idle)
    
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post #5 of 25
What motherboard do you have?

You definitely have C1E, Speed Steep or Spread Spectrum enabled in BIOs. What this does is it lowers your clock speed whenever you're idle and jumps back to max speed whenever you load anything.

I personally like this option. I find no need to run at 2.9Ghz on idle.

And welcome to the forum.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey122687 View Post
OMG YOU GOT HACKED!!!! A VIRUS IS EATING YOUR MHZ!!!!

Nah i'm just kidding. Just go into bios and disable Intel Speedstep and C1E
LMAO! QFT! This is exactly what you have to do. The Intel Speedstep saves energy by ramping your CPU up only when needed!
post #7 of 25
you must have cpu throttling enabled-- i think intel calls it speeed step- look for it in the bios and disable it.
edit: jeez!
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post #8 of 25
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Alright, i'm gonna shutdown n' search for those settings.. I have the EVGA 680i SLI apparently A2 revision.
post #9 of 25
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Speedstep was off C1E was on.. turned that off and it fixed it.. thanks guys

Also.. can someone recommend a program that monitors the temp levels?

I started up with 35c, and now it's gone up to 40c.
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Temp monitors - TAT and CoreTemp

If you overclock, run this to test stability. - Orthos
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