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What speed does my CPU slow down at?

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At what speed does thermal throttling kick in on my CPU? I can run 3DMark05 fine at 2.5 GHz, but when I go to 2.6 my FPS goes way down along with my score. I checked the temps during the run and they were about 55-57c.
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I don't think thermal throttling kicks in till you get over 65 or so, here is a program you can use to check and see if it is happening or not, (throttle watch):http://www.techspot.com/download400.html
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Oh wait you are running AMD, do they even have thermal throttling?
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post #4 of 6
Check your voltages on both the CPU and GPU.
On alot of Nvidia cards you'll hit your max performance\\FPS and if you OC higher your score will drop and fast so you need to back it off abit.

I don't believe AMD supports thermal throttling.
If it does you can change it in the bios for just turn it off.
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Originally Posted by ItsLasher
Check your voltages on both the CPU and GPU.
On alot of Nvidia cards you'll hit your max performance\\FPS and if you OC higher your score will drop and fast so you need to back it off abit.

I don't believe AMD supports thermal throttling.
If it does you can change it in the bios for just turn it off.
It does.
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You should be able to adjust the temperature in the bios when it starts throttling. Best bet is to turn it off completely.
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