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Is this correct of is CPU-Z screwing up?

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Hey guys. I've just built my new PC, I've never done any overclocking but I was considering doing it at some-point in the future.


I ran CPU-Z for my E7300 and it showed:

http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?i...erclockpi0.jpg

Its reading it as running at about 1500 Mhz, when as far as I'm aware its supposed to run at 2.66Ghz.

Does it only hit its supposed clock under load?

If theres a problem, could one of you lovely guys (or girls) please tell me how I can ammend this?

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go to bios and disable C1E and intel speedstep.
    
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Thanks. I shall try that now.
post #4 of 7
Disable speedsetp and c1e support in the bios

It's lowering the multiplyer of your CPU when it's not under load. Load it and watch the multi raise.
post #5 of 7
At an idle the speed stepping throttles it down. So there is nothing wrong. Try running OCCT and watch it, it will go up to full clock speed.
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yep disable c1e and speedstep and you will be fine
    
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Running a processor at high clock speeds allows for better performance. However, when the same processor is run at a lower frequency (speed), it generates less heat and consumes less power. In many cases, the core voltage can also be reduced, further reducing power consumption and heat generation. This can conserve battery power in notebooks, extend processor life, and reduce noise generated by variable-speed fans. By using SpeedStep, users can select the balance of power conservation and performance that best suits them, or even change the clock speed dynamically as the processor burden changes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpeedStep
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