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Well i just installed vista ultimate and im in the process of getting my apps back.

I got CPU-Z and i noticed my overclock was gone. And my speed was at 1135 mhz? My clock is still there, but the multiplier goes down whenever im idle. It only goes back up when it is needed.

On chat Xionide told me this is a powersave feature, and i heard about this before since its the same thing my laptop does. Is this safe for my desktop? And is it needed?

I want to set it so itll stay the same instead of going down whenever it is idle, but im not sure how or if i should. Can somone explain this to me?

Btw when its idle the clock stays at 227 (oced) but the multiplier goes down to 5 from 11.5. Everytime i do something it goes up to however much speed is needed by upping the multiplier.

Thanks, Shibbz

btw its the rig in my sig.
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Yea I found that as well with my CPU-Z. I believe that is typically normal for a computer to go to a idle / power saving mode, but I belie there are some software out there you can download/purchase that will always have it to its speed
    
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turn off cool and quiet
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It's a perfectly fine thing. The computer is just trying to save power by slowing the CPU when it's idling.
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You can disable it if you want by going in to BIOS and disabling speedstep/cool'n quiet. This will stop the CPU's power saving slow down.
Edited by orbiter - 6/18/08 at 10:58am
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i remember trying to find it before but i couldnt. Where would i go in bios to find it, and will if have some weird name or will it say CoolnQuiet, because ive never seen it in bios :S
-edit- I just set my power options to high performance and it looked like its fixed. Is this ok to use?
Edited by shibbiness - 6/18/08 at 11:06am
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