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i have checked everything i could think of.

all the bios setting are set back to auto and cpuz is still switching from 6 to 9 multiplier every few seconds.
Are you SURE you turned off intel speedstep, it'll be under a different section, under chipset or somewhere other than where you'll adjust FSB, voltages, etc.
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post #12 of 21
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yeah just double checked speedstep is disabled and multiplier is set to 9.

if i reflash the bios to 0502 (using 0402 now) would that be somethuing that could fix it? Or should i update to the newest version anyways?
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post #13 of 21
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i just reflashed the bios to 0502 and cpuz is still saying that the multiplier is 6 and only recording 2GHz.

hopefully there is just something i'm missing and not that there is a serious hardware problem.. thanks for any help.
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ok problem solved the C1E setting was enabled!
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ok problem solved the C1E setting was enabled!
i was just about to say that lol. everyone overlooks that setting.
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post #16 of 21
Also...use RealTemp to monitor temperature as Coretemp and the like reads the temp 10degrees higher.

If you need to know why...Realtemp sets the TJmax at 95c (correct for 45nm) while Coretemp and HWmonitor has it at 105c.

When I overclock...I usually start at a point that I know the chip is capable of.
I advise to you is start around 400fsb..thus giving you 3.6ghz for the E8400.

Vcore around 1.3.
+.1 to the MCH (northbridge voltage)

Test for stability.
If stable, try either upping the fsb if you like...to get faster.. and test for stability.
Or if you are satisfied with 3.6ghz...then start lower Vcore and test stability.
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post #17 of 21


my e8400 on air...

it requires more voltage and becomes unstable after 445 fsb and i believe it's because of my ram but i don't mind 4 GHz
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post #18 of 21
C1E needs to be off as well
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post #19 of 21
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i try to run real temp and it gives me an error when i try and start it "Driver not loaded. Try running as administrator"

I'm the only user for my computer so i know its on admin privileges.

is there different version for 32 and 64 bit?

in the folder there are a few files that say x64 but i'm running vista x86.?.?
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I run my realtemp as administrator (vista 64 is a bast sometimes) and it works great.
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