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Multi jumping from 6 to 9 or something like that?

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I just wanted to post this because I have seen one toooooo many posts about how...

"Z-O-M-F-G!!!! W-T-F!!!! OOOOOHHHH NOESSSSS!!!! My multi keeps jumping from 6 to 9 and back again, I just built this thing and it is making me mad!!!!"

For anyone with this problem it is COMPLETELY normal. This is what Intel calls SpeedStep. It is a power saving technology that they have implemented in their chips to save on your power bill and on the life of the chip itself. What it does is when the computer is idle(i.e not doing much processing) it lowers the multiplier to the lowest setting. This effectively lowers the FSB which in turn lowers the CPU's speed in mhz.

This is a normal thing and can be disabled by going into your BIOS and disabling SpeedStep, C1E, and the other power saving features(cant list them all because the name will be different for different mobo's)

Just wanted to post this because I cant even count how many times ive seen someone get all upset that there multi's are jumping.

Now if your multi is set at 1 or 2 and wont budge, then feel free to post away and we can advise you on the best place to purchase a new CPU

This is a shot of Everest Ultimate from my CPU... Notice the min/max multi...



And yes Folding@Home 24/7 SMP client for 37726

Edited by mjones1052 - 6/7/08 at 4:22am
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post #2 of 9
this question does deserve a sticky....
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post #3 of 9
Isn't it Intel that calls it Speedstep?
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speed speed and C1E
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post #5 of 9
Yep, Intel calls it SpeedStep/C1E. Microsoft calls it what the manufacturer calls it
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Thread Starter 
Fixed yea my bad dunno why I did that, I think I just wanted an excuse to call them Micro**** or sumtin
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post #7 of 9
Disable SpeedStep.....someone sticky this question pls!
 
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Sticky please!!!!!!!!
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