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post #1 of 7
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Some questions that i have some of them might be stupid but im a noob when it comes to stuff like this.

1. I know the q6600 is better than the phenom 9500 and 9600 but i don't know why and i dont think its because oner is 200 mhz faster than the others can some explain other stuff please.

2. I have a phenom 9500 @ 2.2 GHz and when i look at it with cpu-z it says
core 1- 5.5x @ 1.1 GHz
core 2- 5.5x @ 1.1 GHz
core 3- 5.5x @ 1.1 GHz
core 4- 11x @ 2.2 GHz

so why does the last core have a 11x multiplier and how do they rate the speed of quad cores because i thought that was the speed of each core.


Just some questions i have the 1st question mainly because i bought my pc at Best Buy i pointed to the one with the q6600 but when i got home finished setting up my pc installed all the software and games on it look in the sytem settings and notice that the cpu is a phenom 9500 pissed me off quite a bit considering i live over 1 hour away from the enarest best buy. so ya any answers will be really helpful.
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post #2 of 7
You probably have CPU throttling enabled, the multiplier is lowered to slow down the CPU to use less power, you should turn it off in the BIOS.(2c)

Oh, and AMD quads dont own the hill cause they were late to the race, and AMD dont clock as well.
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post #3 of 7
u can get your phenom 9500 to clock at 2.8ghz.
i know one guy got it done

i got myne to get to 2.6ghz.
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Each chip is different, just because his did 2.8 doesnt mean anybody elses will. Someone I konw managed to get their 5600+ to 3.5 and mine flips out royally at 3.4 on the same motherboard with better cooling, figure that out :s

But with regards to the OP

Yeah, your cpu is throttled, turn Cool & Quiet off (sometimes referred to as AMD C&Q in bios)
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Welcome to OCN, GDan! Were you able to determine whether you had Cool & Quiet enabled?.... and did you get the cores to read at the same speed?
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Yes i was able to turn cool and quiet off and now my cores all run @ 2.2 GHz, i just wish i didnt have this ****ty mobo so i could overclock. Can someone link me a really good motherboard for a phenom 9500?
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post #7 of 7
Cool & Quiet, by the time you checked the 4th core, something must have throttled the CPU back to 2.2GHz
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