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Would there be a reason for why cpu-z would report a different core speed and rated FSB than what I entered in the BIOS? I entered 1400MHz for FSB and the BIOS reported a core speed of 3150 MHz. Cpu-z indicated stock speeds of 1066.7 and 2400 MHz, as though nothing has changed. This is driving me crazy!

Also, is it normal for the BIOS to force me to hit F1 everytime I reboot? It says it's loading in safe mode and I need to hit F1 to continue. Shouldn't it just boot normally?

Thanks.
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Would there be a reason for why cpu-z would report a different core speed and rated FSB than what I entered in the BIOS? I entered 1400MHz for FSB and the BIOS reported a core speed of 3150 MHz. Cpu-z indicated stock speeds of 1066.7 and 2400 MHz, as though nothing has changed. This is driving me crazy!

Also, is it normal for the BIOS to force me to hit F1 everytime I reboot? It says it's loading in safe mode and I need to hit F1 to continue. Shouldn't it just boot normally?

Thanks.
Disable C1E or Speedstep in your Bios, power saving mode, so the CPU cycles down.
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Both CE1 and speedstep were disabled. Any other ideas?
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Do you have the latest CPU-Z?
What does Core Temp say? What does Intel TAT say?
Try a bunch of things. It's possible one is just not right.
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I'm using cpu-z 1.4, core temp is 33

What is Intel TAT?
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Would there be a reason for why cpu-z would report a different core speed and rated FSB than what I entered in the BIOS? I entered 1400MHz for FSB and the BIOS reported a core speed of 3150 MHz. Cpu-z indicated stock speeds of 1066.7 and 2400 MHz, as though nothing has changed. This is driving me crazy!

Also, is it normal for the BIOS to force me to hit F1 everytime I reboot? It says it's loading in safe mode and I need to hit F1 to continue. Shouldn't it just boot normally?

Thanks.
It's because you PC failled to boot at the specified overclock and it's reverting to defaults cancelling your overclock for this boot. What ratio do you run your memory at? Did you change the voltages at all?
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I did not mean what the temp. reading on Core Temp was. Core Temp should also show you the clock speed.
Intel TAT is pretty much the same as Core Temp, except you can simulate a 100% load on the processor. Link.
Try the latest CPU-Z (1.40.5)
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It's because you PC failled to boot at the specified overclock and it's reverting to defaults cancelling your overclock for this boot. What ratio do you run your memory at? Did you change the voltages at all?
I'm running linked 1:1 ratio. I haven't changed the voltages at all. Do you think that might be why it's not booting at the specified overclock? It seems to me that many people are overclocking their e6600 to 3.2 without having to change voltages.
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I think it also depends on the week and model of your cpu and your motherboard.
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I did not mean what the temp. reading on Core Temp was. Core Temp should also show you the clock speed.
Intel TAT is pretty much the same as Core Temp, except you can simulate a 100% load on the processor. Link.
Try the latest CPU-Z (1.40.5)
Thanks for the link. TAT is showing 2400 MHz clock speed.
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