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Hi i just built my first computer the other day. I have an Asrock 870 extreme3 motherboard, Amd Athlon II X3 450, running a dual fan coolermaster hyper 212plus, patriot DDR3 g2 series 4gig, etc. This was my first experience putting a computer together and I love it! I finished building everything and installing my drivers and xp the other and everything was running great. The core speed of the processor was at its rated speed according to the Asrock oc tuner at around 3.2ish. However, within the last couple hours I checked the oc tuner again cause I was thinking of overclocking a little bit and the core speed is now only at 801.7 mhz. Idk what happened. The computer runs fine but those speeds bother me. Can anyone help a newb like me?
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This is the txt file i saved from cpu-z
CPU-Z TXT Report
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Binaries
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CPU-Z version1.56

Processors
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Number of processors1
Number of threads3

APICs
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Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 00
-- Core 1
-- Thread 01
-- Core 2
-- Thread 02

Processors Information
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Processor 1ID = 0
Number of cores3 (max 3)
Number of threads3 (max 3)
NameAMD Athlon II X3 450
CodenameRana
SpecificationAMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor
Package Socket AM3 (938)
CPUIDF.5.3
Extended CPUID10.5
Brand ID29
Core SteppingBL-C3
Technology45 nm
Core Speed801.6 MHz
Multiplier x FSB4.0 x 200.4 MHz
HT Link speed2003.9 MHz
Stock frequency3200 MHz
Instructions setsMMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V
L1 Data cache3 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache3 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache3 x 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Controlyes
FID range4.0x - 16.0x
Max VID1.375 V
P-StateFID 0x10 - VID 0x0E - IDD 25 (16.0x - 1.375 V)
P-StateFID 0x9 - VID 0x16 - IDD 20 (12.5x - 1.275 V)
P-StateFID 0x4 - VID 0x1C - IDD 18 (10.0x - 1.200 V)
P-StateFID 0x100 - VID 0x2A - IDD 11 (4.0x - 1.025 V)
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Western Digital black 640gig 7200 HP dvd1260 XP 32 Samsung Syncmaster 2243swx 
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post #3 of 6
Put the CPU Frequency in the Bios back to stock.. same with all the other settings... you do know how to get to the bios right?
    
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[WD] 320GB SATA II HDD [Windows] 7 Home Premium 64bit [ASUS] VE248H 1920x1080 60Hz 2MS LED [Logitech] K120 
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[AMD] Phenom II x4 955 C2 @ 3.6GHz 1.385v [Biostar] TA890FXE (NB @ 2400MHz 1.25v) [MSI] GTX 560 Ti TFII GE @ 1000/2000/2100 1.087v [OCZ] 4GB Gold Series DDR3 1333MHZ 9-9-9-20 2T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
[WD] 320GB SATA II HDD [Windows] 7 Home Premium 64bit [ASUS] VE248H 1920x1080 60Hz 2MS LED [Logitech] K120 
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[Corsair] CMPSU-850TX 850W [ThermalTake] Armor (Ryūjin Case Mod) [Steelseries] Xai [Steelseries] QCK+ 
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post #4 of 6
Your CPU has a power saving mode which downclocks it if you're not using it, try running a stability test like linx and then see what it says

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post #5 of 6
You probably have a feature named Cool n Quiet.

This feature will downclock your CPU when the full power is not needed.

Cool'n'Quiet is a CPU speed throttling and power saving technology introduced by AMD with their Athlon 64 processor line. It works by reducing the processor's clock rate and voltage when the processor is idle. The aim of this technology is to reduce overall power consumption and lower heat generation, allowing for slower (thus quieter) cooling fan operation. The objectives of cooler and quieter result in the name Cool'n'Quiet.

When you need Full Power (like gaming or something) you will get the full power of the CPU. When full power isn't needed, it will downclock itself to lower power and heat.

Hope this helped.
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks for the info im really new to this stuff and a uber newb. Just learned some new things and I'm eager to learn so thanks for the replies.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X3 450 AsRock 870 Extreme3 Radeon HD 3400 Patriot DDR3 1600 G2 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital black 640gig 7200 HP dvd1260 XP 32 Samsung Syncmaster 2243swx 
PowerCase
Ultra 750 Rosewell Challenger 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X3 450 AsRock 870 Extreme3 Radeon HD 3400 Patriot DDR3 1600 G2 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital black 640gig 7200 HP dvd1260 XP 32 Samsung Syncmaster 2243swx 
PowerCase
Ultra 750 Rosewell Challenger 
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