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Hello all!

I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 motherboard, of which I have just reinstalled windows vista on (about 5 times!)

The problem is I have set my mobo to overclock my CPU slightly etc, but when I get into windows, even though I can definetly confirm the settings exist, they will not appear correct.


I have installed the latest chipset drivers etc, any ideas?

Cheers, Ben
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Are you checking your CPU's clock speed with Vista System Properties? If so, the information in there may not always be correct.

Please download CPU-Z. CPU-Z will show you a lot of information about your computer. Such as your clock speed, RAM speed, component type, brands, etc.

On the other hand, you may have C1E and/or EIST enabled in your BIOS. What this setting does is that is drops your multiplier down to 6 when you are idle, which results in a lower clock speed. But! Your multiplier will come back up to normal when you are loading anything heavy. This feature is also used on laptops. It's a power saving feature. Completely normal.
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post #3 of 12
using system properties will show the default clock.

try downloading CPU-Z to check. i had the same problem with ym ga-p35 i sent it back and changed hte mobo no longer have the problem.

the ds3l are brilliant when they work but wen they dont its a nightmare
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Thanks! But I am using CPU-Z

I have an E2180 that in the BIOS is set to 300 FSB x 10 Multplier, with 4:5 dram ratio.

The function that drops the multplier to 6 to save energy is turned off, but it still does it in windows.

PS: My DS3 was working like a peach before I had to reinstall Windows
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Thanks! But I am using CPU-Z

I have an E2180 that in the BIOS is set to 300 FSB x 10 Multplier, with 4:5 dram ratio.

The function that drops the multplier to 6 to save energy is turned off, but it still does it in windows.

PS: My DS3 was working like a peach before I had to reinstall Windows
Have you tried to load something heavy and look at CPU-Z? Such as Prime95 or Orthos. If C1E/EIST is still somehow enabled, a heavy load should effect it.
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I have removed cmos battery, popped it back in again and now it is running ok, it is going down to 6x sometimes, but it also runs at full hog aswell.

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sounds like the power saving features are enable in power management
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sounds like the power saving features are enable in power management
99% sure that is his problem
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I have removed cmos battery, popped it back in again and now it is running ok, it is going down to 6x sometimes, but it also runs at full hog aswell.

Cheers guys
When your idle, the power saving feature kicks in, knocking your clock down to 6x multiplier, but when you run CPU intensive programs, it will kick it up to your OC settings.
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post #10 of 12
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No, that isn't my problem.

If my fsb is 280 at 10x, then 6x will be 168fsb.

I am getting 120fsb idle, 200fsb normal, which is mt CPU stock. I have overclocked this in the BIOS and therefore this should reflect in the stats delivered form CPU-Z.

I have had to do yet another install of Vista :@, and yet again the BIOS settings are not correct, I will have to reset the CMOS once more.
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