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I feel dumb for asking this, but I was looking at cpu-z and my computer was idle. Now I noticed that my multiplier was adjusting itself all the way down to 4.0. ans I have set to 19.0. I am wondering if the this is normal when the computer isnt under a heavy load. I do have my cpu overclocked to 4.0Ghz. I was under the impression that would be the speed at all times even during idling.
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post #2 of 15
disable your cool and quiet and c1e if your overclocking.
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Sounds like you have Cool'n'Quiet enabled. Your CPU is dynamically downclocking when idle to reduce heat and energy consumption. There's an option in the BIOS to disable this.
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post #4 of 15
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I wonder how that stuff got enabled because I know I disabled it, but I dont know why I did not think of that.
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post #5 of 15
Yep, Cool'n'Quiet is normal, it's a setting in the BIOS. It will clock up when running under load.

Once you're done tweaking your OC, you may as well leave it on if it's stable. Does savea few watts.
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Quote:
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I wonder how that stuff got enabled because I know I disabled it, but I dont know why I did not think of that.
go to control panel under power option<<<set it to proformance>>>
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post #7 of 15
You also have to change Windows to High Performance mode in the power control panel .
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post #8 of 15
If you're OC is stable with C'n'Q enabled, then why would you want to disable it?? It ramps up the multiplier and voltage as soon as you need it. It does it so fast you won't even miss those lost numbers a bit. There is nothing but advantages to cnq if your OC is stable with it on. Lower temps at idle and less power consumption (which equals lower energy bills and less stress on your system!)
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post #9 of 15
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Yeah I know its normal. I find it kind of weird that it might be enabled because I know for a fact that I disabled it in the BIOS 2 weeks ago. Yeah I might just leave it on and wonder if I could get a more out of my cpu, but I do have at stable 4.0Ghz.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sleepergsr View Post
go to control panel under power option<<<set it to proformance>>>
Yeah I did just do a fresh install of windows today. And I know I dont have set to performance. I knew it would be something stupid like that. lol
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