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CPU Multiplier - Why is it changing?

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  • New Build
  • Overclocking
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December 9, 2007 2:58:29 AM

I'm trying to OC my new build and have a question.

I've got:
E6750
P35-DS3P
2x1GB Patriot Extreme DDR2800
EVGA 8800GT

I went into the BIOS and bumped my FSB up to 366 and the multiplier is at x8. I go into windows and fire up CPU-Z and the multiplier is at x6. It will then jump up to x8 for a couple of seconds and go back down again.

What's also weird is that CoreTemp shows me at a solid x8. 2928.04MHz (366.01 x 8.0)

Is the a thermal issue? CoreTemp shows me at 35 degrees.

What would cause my multiplier to jump around?

Thanks.

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December 9, 2007 3:00:18 AM

:pfff: 

Enhanced Intel Speed Step + C1E throttle the multiplier while not under load to save power.

If you want to turn them off, find them in your BIOS.

Also, please read stickies before you post, especially issues with overclocking in an overclocking forum..

Edit: Just so you know, this is the 5th or 6th time this has been posted in a week or so. We get this an average of once a day. So take it with a grain of salt when we get annoyed.
December 9, 2007 4:40:19 PM

Right...we need to make a sticky with a title that says it all. I don't think most people would look at the overclocking guide for this problem.
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