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April 7, 2007 11:07:13 PM

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

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April 7, 2007 11:13:50 PM

SpeedStep is on :wink:
April 7, 2007 11:33:24 PM

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?
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April 7, 2007 11:37:10 PM

Core2Duo-Overclocking-Guide-v1

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.
April 8, 2007 12:22:36 AM

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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.
April 8, 2007 12:25:26 AM

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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 3.6GHz :roll:
April 8, 2007 1:24:10 AM

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:


specs
MSI p6nsli platinum nForce 650i
e6600
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...
April 8, 2007 1:45:49 AM

get into bios and disable speedstep.
then go from there. :wink:
April 8, 2007 1:50:39 AM

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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: :lol: 

/jk

I'd keep SpeedStep on, if I were you. Saves you a lot of heat problems, especially during idle.
April 8, 2007 2:22:35 AM

sorry, i had not read much at all on EIST. I was seeing the report along with some lower than expected benchmarking scores, and thought the two may be linked. but it IS normal, great. I really appreciate everyone's help. :?
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