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HELP! Q6600 multiplier drops to 6.0 in CPU-Z!

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  • Quad
  • Overclocking
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July 14, 2007 3:43:15 AM

Hey. I overclocked my Quad 6600 to 9x 333 today and it worked fine. But I have been watching it using "CPU-Z" and the multiplier keeps dropping to 6.0 and makes the core speed go down to 2.0. Can anyone help me!! I'm using a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboard too.

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July 14, 2007 5:17:55 AM

Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology (EIST) is doing it. It downclocks your Q6600 whenever you don't need it at full load. This is a good thing because it saves power. Try running something that takes up 100% of you processor, like Orthos. The multiplier should go up to 9. Then stop orthos, and it should go back down to 6.
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