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My overclock shows up in BIOS but reverts after I open a program??? (E8400)

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Hey folks,

I just installed my GTX 460 yesterday and overclocked my E8400 to ~3.8Ghz. (First time I've ever overclocked) When I boot up it reflects my overclock in the 'bootstrap' information (that's what my dad refers to it as, hope that's right ).

Also when I get to my desktop and launch CPU-Z it shows my overclock, but if I open up ANY program, even if it's just another monitoring program like CoreTemp it shows that it reverts to a slow clock speed and lesser multiplier?

What gives? Is it a bug with these programs or am I not seeing the benefit of my overclock?

This is the overclocking guide that I followed.

Here is the problem I am experiencing:

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You have the "Energy Savings" option(s) enabled in your BIOS.
When the computer isn't doing a lot of work, the multiplier automatically shifts back to 6.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post
You have the "Energy Savings" option(s) enabled in your BIOS.
When the computer isn't doing a lot of work, the multiplier automatically shifts back to 6.
Apparently you are very right ... I just booted up Bad Company 2 with CPUZ in the background and it switched to 3.8Ghz right away.

Think I should leave the energy saving option enabled? It seems like it would be better for the life of the CPU in the long run right?

I appreciate the help, unfortunately I cannot rep you for your help .
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Check if C1E is enabled/disabled in bios
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People turn off the power saving options because it's possible they could make the computer crash by switching from high to low clocks, but if you prefer it off and it's stable, keep it on.

Can go either way.
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Originally Posted by Xraven771 View Post
Check if C1E is enabled/disabled in bios
Is this the energy saving option? Haven't checked it yet since I'm using my wireless keyboard and the BIOS doesn't seem to like it lol. It doesn't register the keystrokes.

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People turn off the power saving options because it's possible they could make the computer crash by switching from high to low clocks, but if you prefer it off and it's stable, keep it on.

Can go either way.
Cool, thanks for the help everyone.
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People turn off the power saving options because it's possible they could make the computer crash by switching from high to low clocks, but if you prefer it off and it's stable, keep it on.

Can go either way.
Why would the computer crash just by switching from high to low clocks??
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Why would the computer crash just by switching from high to low clocks??

When a multiplier is changed, CPU speed and memory speed are changed. AMD and Intel, I'm sure , do a lot of testing to make sure that data flowing around inside a computer continue flow to/from various peripherals at appropriate times, even when "energy saving" settings change (either speed up or slow down). With a overclock, not only is one outside the realm of what manufacturers test, but there is also the distinct possibility that, due to the overclock, some of that data flowing around can cease to arrive/leave at appropriate times, resulting is instability at best, data corruption at the worst. With significant overclocks, this is almost a certainty.
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i like the keep mine off so that the cpu doesn't need to always switch between idle and load clocks.

so it's always there and ready to go.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post
When a multiplier is changed, CPU speed and memory speed are changed. AMD and Intel, I'm sure , do a lot of testing to make sure that data flowing around inside a computer continue flow to/from various peripherals at appropriate times, even when "energy saving" settings change (either speed up or slow down). With a overclock, not only is one outside the realm of what manufacturers test, but there is also the distinct possibility that, due to the overclock, some of that data flowing around can cease to arrive/leave at appropriate times, resulting is instability at best, data corruption at the worst. With significant overclocks, this is almost a certainty.
OK so if I want to overclock, say more than 3.5 GHz, should I turn off the energy saving options permanently in order not to harm the CPU?

If that's correct can you tell me please what exactly are the power saving options?
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