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Okay, so I currently have the BCLK set to 100 in the BIOS, but CPU-Z only sees it as 99.8. If I move the BCLK up to 100.2 in the BIOS, would it fix this? And does the BCLK affect anything else?
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I'm pretty sure it's actually running at 100, it just fluxuates. You probably could move it up .2 but then it may show 100.2. :\\
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Okay, so I currently have the BCLK set to 100 in the BIOS, but CPU-Z only sees it as 99.8. If I move the BCLK up to 100.2 in the BIOS, would it fix this? And does the BCLK affect anything else?
You can only move in incriments of 1. You would have to set the BCLK to 101 from 100. It's very normal for the frequency to fluctuate between 0.2 and it's original speed. There is nothing wrong with your BCLK and everything you are seeing is suppose to happen. It's simply how computers just operate and it's also healthy to see this.
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post #4 of 16
tmk you can't adjust it to that resolution. There's always a tolerance factor in everything.

BCLK affects, like everything
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It's a sandybridge processor. It doesn't matter too much about it being .2 out since all overclocking is done with the multiplier.

I wouldn't worry too much about CPUZ, I'd concentrate on the BIOS settings only.

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post #6 of 16
THe base clock is the clock for the RAM and the CPU. Of course it affects them.
And just try it with 100.2.
I just finished yesterday a build with afriend and we had the same 99,8.
Wouldn`t bother me.
Edit: lol 4 guys posting in 1min and all are saying the same
That is redundancy, lol!
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My BIOS allows me to set it to 100.2 for some reason. Do other MBs normally not?
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It's not a regular thing, the difference with sandybridge is your BCLK links into anything, you push it any further than 103 and you'll have serious issues with stability. That's even if your machine boots.

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post #9 of 16
Setting it to 100.2 is perfectly fine. I have done so on my old Gigabyte P67-UD4, you should be good also.
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post #10 of 16
WOW! Its amazing to see total ignorance.. Yes, you can adjust up or down by .1. No, it will not hurt anything moving up .2. Yes, the base clock controls the motherboard; but the most important thing it controls is the SATA controller frequency. Getting this too high will give you IO errors and can corrupt the system. The highest I have seen is 105 with out problems, but 103 to be safe. I put mine up .2 the day I bought my board and havent seen a problem. If you think about it you are making everything a little bit faster and isnt that what OCN is about. I say go for it!
    
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