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Hey guys so i recently did a massive upgrade on my PC i now have a Phenom X6 1090t, theres just one problem i look at the multiplier in bios and it says x16 thats normal so i let it be then when i look at CPU-Z the multiplier likes to drop to x4 which drops my core speed down to 803mhz which is simply not cool. everything in my PC is compatible with one another. if you have any way to fix this please help!
post #2 of 11
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Hey guys so i recently did a massive upgrade on my PC i now have a Phenom X6 1090t, theres just one problem i look at the multiplier in bios and it says x16 thats normal so i let it be then when i look at CPU-Z the multiplier likes to drop to x4 which drops my core speed down to 803mhz which is simply not cool. everything in my PC is compatible with one another. if you have any way to fix this please help!
Run Prime95 and then re-check CPU-Z this is probably just idle state clocks.
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post #3 of 11
Maybe your CPU is being Throttled, Go in to your power management and change the setting from power save mode to High Performance. then check if that fixes your problem. if not just check if your core speed picks up when you put some load on the cpu.

Hope this helps
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It's because you're not stressing it.

It's called AMD Cool n' Quiet.

As soon as you need the extra power you'll get it.
    
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post #5 of 11
It's a power saving feature called Cool 'n Quiet.

You can manually disable it in the BIOS, or you can go into Windows, under Power Settings, and set your PC to high performance. That'll stop the downclocking.

I just keep it on, personally.
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It's because you're not stressing it.

It's called AMD Cool n' Quiet.

As soon as you need the extra power you'll get it.
What he said.

Disable it.
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post #7 of 11
Disable cool and quiet and it should be normal.
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post #8 of 11
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It's a power saving feature called Cool 'n Quiet.

You can manually disable it in the BIOS, or you can go into Windows, under Power Settings, and set your PC to high performance. That'll stop the downclocking.

I just keep it on, personally.
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What he said.

Disable it.
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Disable cool and quiet and it should be normal.

I'll 4th this, although I keep it enabled to save power and keep idle temps down.
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post #9 of 11
You don't even have to disable it, simply type "Power Options" into the Windows 7 search and click "Change Plan settings"

Then click "Change advanced power settings" then at "Processor Power management" set the Minimum processor state to 100%.
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post #10 of 11
Cool & Quiet. It's normal and keeps temps and power down at idle. Check for that setting in BIOS (PLEASE FILL OUT SYSTEM IN PROFILE), and disable it if you want to.


EDIT: Holy Crap you guys respond fast! 4 replies while I was typing mine!
Edited by Metalcrack - 2/1/11 at 10:19am
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