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Just got a Q6600, speeds keep changing

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I just got my Q6600 today and when I was trying to get a constant temp. on it the stupid frequencies on it keep changing from 1.6 to 2.4 on and off when I use more stuff for my computer. I don't know if it's because of something in the BIOS, or if it is because of something in my OS...But check my system below for exact specs on my PC. Thanks for you people that can help
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are you using core temp? is the multiplier changing form x9 to x6?
post #3 of 11
go in your bios and turn off sh@t i forgot the name, heheheeits in your bios.
post #4 of 11
turn off speedstep and C1E in bios

it is a energy saving function, it only will do this when you don't need the power. It is actually not a bad function.
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Yeah, I understand that most of this but the BIOS I have is really confusing for something that is suppose to be really easy at overclocking...but yeah I have tried cutting off C1E, Speed Step etc... but still nothing...Idk Ill go back and try that!
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Originally Posted by shiiniig4mii View Post
Yeah, I understand that most of this but the BIOS I have is really confusing for something that is suppose to be really easy at overclocking...but yeah I have tried cutting off C1E, Speed Step etc... but still nothing...Idk Ill go back and try that!
Its not supposed to be 'easy' its supposed to be a capable board and it is. Maybe post a photo of the BIOS page where you found C1E and SpeedStep...
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post #7 of 11
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Ok, well I know what you mean by not being easy! I wasn't meaning like beginner easy but I mean kinda easy but it is fine for me by difficulty level! But anyway I have got everything sorted out and I now have the CPU staying at a constant frequency and it is running great! I think it was because I accidently forgot to save the BIOS settings right but it's running great now! Thanks for all your help guys!
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post #8 of 11
Now overclock it to 3.0ghz, you can probably hit that and make it run smooth without adjusting any voltages.... its a long shot though.
go go
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Hi there,
I have noticed this issue ever since I deploayed Asus's P5P800E many many years back. Then it was called SppedStep. Now I believe it is C1E Support. There is also 1 parameter in the BIOS which you need to look at, it is the CPU Spread Spectrum. Disable it and see how it goes.
    
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Now overclock it to 3.0ghz, you can probably hit that and make it run smooth without adjusting any voltages.... its a long shot though.
go go
If he goes o/c to 3.0GHz, the core temperature will probably stands at 45 degree which is not recommended. You need to have a cooler rather than the stock's. Otherwise, the life time of the CPU won't last longer than 1 and a half year under constant high operating temperature beyond 45 degrees.
    
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