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AMD Phenom II x4 945 running at 800mhz

post #1 of 33
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[not solved yet btw]

well got the CPU
installed it

3 cores
800mhz

its even worse than my last CPU lol ( amd phenom x3 8450 )

btw i put a piece of wax paper between the thermal paste and cpu so that i could get a refund if i needed to

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my BIOS is locked
like all hp computers <_<<br />
Phoenix award BIOS ...yea i know it sucks

meanwhile ill be putting my old CPU back in ;n;

read my post on the 2nd page before you reply pls
Edited by Ishutani - 3/3/11 at 6:10pm
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post #2 of 33
Did you try running anything? My brother's AMD Phenom II 955 idles at 800MHz (x4) then goes up whenever it gets some work to do (up to x16). Also, are you supposed to put wax paper on a CPU? eek.gif
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post #3 of 33
yeah dont worry about it there is a setting in your bios that can turn this off but its nothing to worry about, my 1090T does it too, basicly if its not being used it drops to save power and lower temps.
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post #4 of 33
Two words: Cool & quite
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post #5 of 33
its called cool and quiet. when youre doing less intensive stuff, itll drop to 800, and jump right back up to 3ghz when doing more intensive stuff ex. gaming etc. i think its worth leaving on, lowers temps and saves energy, and i dont think wax paper is a good idea lol
    
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post #6 of 33
Update the BIOS.
You don't need to enable CnQ unless it's causing problems, I'd be looking for ways to solve the problem first before disabling that. Unless there's no problems and it's going to the proper 3000Mhz when needed.
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btw i put a piece of wax paper between the thermal paste and cpu so that i could get a refund if i needed to
WAIT WHAT
Remove that now, it's ruining your thermal conductivity--
post #7 of 33
Locked Bios, bastards.
Edited by Doom - 3/2/11 at 11:10pm
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post #8 of 33
Yeah, "cool n' quiet" will idle your system around those speeds. Mine's doing it now. It's no big deal. I haven't noticed it giving any lag in performance when it needs to jump up to speed. But if you can find a way to get into BIOS it should be easy to disable. biggrin.gif

The three cores on an X4 is weird though. I've never seen any feature lock down cores automatically. Anybody else seen that? You might need to RMA that cpu. And the 1.66 volts is a little high for your speeds too.
Edited by Jolly Roger - 3/2/11 at 11:24pm
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post #9 of 33
Remove the wax paper.
You don't need to keep the paste intact to be able to return the CPU.
If anything, it worsens your chances of returning it.
 
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post #10 of 33
As stated above CnQ idles the CPU at or around 800MHZ. If CnQ is disabled you need a different BIOS revision, either newer or older. I had to downgrade BIOS when Thuban BIOS came out and I had my 965BE because it was stuck at 800MHZ.
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