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Well after getting my rig up and running again I ran CPUz to check my new OC settings and the multiplier will fluctuate from 14 to 15. Anyone know why this would be happening?

It is currently running at 3.98ghz, FSB 265.3, voltage 1.472
    
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Noticed something else, at idle the multiplier will jump back and forth between 14 and 15 but under load it stays at 15. Any ideas? Other than the multiplier acting up it's been stable so far at 3.98ghz.

Also I brought it back down with the motherboard auto overclock to 3.4ghz and the multiplier still goes back and forth between 14 and 15.
    
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I think its called "speed step" or something like that. See if its in your bios and try and disable it.
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Exactly--too many "AI" functions--very frustrating for us trying to dial everything...
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post #5 of 8
Move that processor to the 1066 fsb (266 X 4) and you will be running at 4GHz. All your voltages will very likely be able to do it at stock. A better overclock since you have the 630.

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Couldn't find anything in the bios called speed step, any other ideas?
    
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it's called EIST or Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology. But in your BIOS it may say C1E.

You shouldn't disable it, it is very usefull for when your system is idling the multi will drop to x14 and it wouldn't be wasting energy running at full speed when it's not needed. I keep EIST enabled, even when the CPU runs at 4.16ghz. (245x14 @ 3.4ghz).
post #8 of 8
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Ahhh, so it's normal. Whew, I was getting worried.
I figured something was up when I returned everything to stock speeds and it was still doing it.

Glad to know all is well, thanks for the help guys
    
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