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Recently put together a new system looking for a somewhat gaming computer when finished, nothing fancy but decent enough to stay alive for a couple years hopefully.

Ive got the following installed ATM
BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

My problem is that I cant get the timings/speeds correct with the CPU & RAM
I use Everest Ultimate, CPUID, ad BIOS to check my work after adjustments.

CPU:
EU & CPUID show my multiplier at 6.0, 90% of the time but randomly jump to 8.5
At 6.0 the CPU speed shows just over 2 GHz at 8.5 it shows correctly at 2.83 GHz I can watch either program and randomly it will jump from 6.0 to 8.5

RAM:
RAM shows up at most 999MHz but 800 MHZ 90% of the time.Keeping in mind that the RAM was 1066 and standard on the mobo was 1066(1200 OC)

Ive played with all setting I can but cant get either steady at appropriate speeds.Im no expert at overclocking, but have done a little research and know it does require some tinkering with the numbers and FSB:RAM ratio.

I could live with the RAM at 800 MHZ but the spikes in the CPU multiplier going from 6.0 to 8.5 have me a little confused.

Any help is greatly appreciated.I do apologize if this is in the wrong area.I figured it would fit best here instead of two post in CPU/RAM areas
 

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Your CPU is being underclocked by the BIOS. Disable Cool'n'Quiet, or whatever is in your BIOS.
 

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First off, welcome to OCN. Now, disable Speedstep and C1E in the bios and that should fix your problems.
 

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Thanks for the welcome.

@br3nd064 - I had been toying with Speedstep, but with C1E also disabled it has given me a steady 2.83 GHz so I thank you greatly for the help.Perhaps you could give a brief exp of what it is/does?Ill Google it either way.

Being that it seems my CPU speed is solved, any help on RAM would be great. Ive tried manually setting the speed to 1066 and adjusting voltage to manufacturers specs but the mobo gives a memory error and overclock failure.
 

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Originally Posted by rl666 View Post
Thanks for the welcome.

@br3nd064 - I had been toying with Speedstep, but with C1E also disabled it has given me a steady 2.83 GHz so I thank you greatly for the help.Perhaps you could give a brief exp of what it is/does?Ill Google it either way.

Being that it seems my CPU speed is solved, any help on RAM would be great. Ive tried manually setting the speed to 1066 and adjusting voltage to manufacturers specs but the mobo gives a memory error and overclock failure.
You might have to set the memory timings manually also.
 

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That seems to be the only option left with the RAM.OCZ support doesnt have a quick reference guide to what timings should be.Do you or anyone else have any suggestings as to what the timing should be set to or where I may look
 

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Speedstep and C1E are both designed to reduce power consumption by lowering the cpu multiplier. When the cpu is idle, it lowers the multiplier to 6x, and when it's assigned to do a task, the multiplier is bumped back up.
 

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Thanks for the quick explanation there.Seemed odd that the multiplier was jumping back and forth and I had an idea that's what speedstep was but didnt know about C1E so thanks for the help.Now if I could only get my memory sorted out.
 
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