info from cpu-z
CPU-Z is reporting a 6x multiplier and only 1600 Mhz for my e6600. the processor name in the window has 2.4 Ghz. also it reports a 266 Mhz frequency for the ram at 4-4-4-12 as well as a 400 mhz freq at 5-5-5-18? anyone know why it would report what seems to be false info?. also, how do i post pics on these forums? i have 4 pics of cpu-z
Did you read up on that?
I hope your not trying to go from stock speed to the highest it can post.
Speed Step is a power saving option, which lowers your multiplier and voltage.
Quote:ok, what is that?
sorry if I seem new, i am to OC'ing. will be posting here as i try to make my fsb:Ram = 1:1 have ddr2-800, need fsb to 1600, right? yielding a 3.6 ghz e6600, right?
You don't need the FSB to match the RAM output at all costs; the actual stock FSB frequency of your CPU is 1066 and 2X DDR2 800 makes 1600 but that does not mean you will be able/will need to make them match.
i beleive i did say iwas new to OC'ing, just not system building. I know that it is a trial and error undertaking, but i bought the items in my system to be ABLE to overclock, I don't necessarily NEED to overclock them. My position was to get components that could handle it, try it out little by little, and see what happens. i do have a few questions about some things, and if I need to look elsewhere, then I certainly will. :roll:
MSI p6nsli platinum nForce 650i
mushkin ddr2-800 2x1gb 5-5-5-12 1.8v
evga 8800gts 640mb
coolermaster hyper tx w/ arctic silver 5(idle 25c, 100% load 36c)
by the way, at stock speeds, this is already a beast, OC'ing it is just temporary, to familiarize myself with the procedures, etc...
Quote:SpeedStep is on :wink:
Yep the weekly question strikes again. Speedstep is on and that causes it to show a lower multiplier and clock speed.
I hope he knows what he does, because the next thing he said was that he wanted to send his Core2 to HELL! :roll:
What, hell? Woah. :twisted:
I'd keep SpeedStep on, if I were you. Saves you a lot of heat problems, especially during idle.