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Hey all. I am new to OCing, but I seem to be finding my way around fairly well. According to AI suite, I have my rig OC'ed at 4.5 at the moment. What I don't get is why everytime I run CPU-Z the results show that its only running at 1.6. The multiplier drops down to 16 instead of 45.

I'm sure its a pretty simple answer, but it really has me scratching my head.
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you have speedstep on, it will ramp up once your cpu is underload. Turn on IBT or Prime95 and you should see your cpu turbo ratio... yea for me it's called c1e, it might be called differently depending on the board
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/25/11 at 3:11pm
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speed steping on? (don`t know how that is called for your cpu) Your CPU get downclocked while idle-ing AI take the value @ which the CPU could be if not downclocked and CPU-Z shows the actual clock.
Some wicked guys do that with purpose. They leave that on to save ?energy? and when the CPU gets used it clockes up again. And they say that it`s stable. IMHO turn it of
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 3/25/11 at 3:12pm
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Have you done stability testing on that?

Like a few hours in prime95, I only ask becuase if you haven't seen your CPU at it's full OC'd speed and you prob would have if you'd don't stability testing.

Anyway if not, just download prime95 and run it for a few hours, if your PC buescreens... You're not stable


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Or "intel burn test" i found that if i got an overclock that is whack ibt finds that pretty fast. If it`s stable in ibt for 10-20 runns i would go over to linx or prime. It`s just a "quick" check if it a bit stable if i can call that so
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Or "intel burn test" i found that if i got an overclock that is whack ibt finds that pretty fast. If it`s stable in ibt for 10-20 runns i would go over to linx or prime. It`s just a "quick" check if it a bit stable if i can call that so
On normal i7's yes but apparently prime has the knack for finding instabilities in sandybridges (though not owning a sandybridge that's based on what I've read here ).

Both can never hurt though, it's what I do anyway.
    
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