cpu z wrong core speed!!! help

i just downloaded cpu-z and opened it. i have e4400 no OC and cpu z says core speed is 1197 mhz which is 1.2Ghz wtf.. is cpuz wrong or is my cpu running at that speed?? i was wondering why my cpu is very cool, 25C at idle, 35C at full load. im using asus 80mm cooler. can somebody help me??
and i went in to device manager, and under the processor, it says intel core 2 duo e6420 @ 2.13..... what is going on?..
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  1. Speedstep, is Intel software built into the board bios. I would leave it alone. The program will automatically raise your speed as needed for stressful tasks such as gaming, and save some energy and reduce heat when in use. But you can disable it in the bios.
  2. The Noobishness! It burns! :na:
  3. okay then what about my device manager?? it says i have e6420 running at 2.13
  4. jhyukkang said:
    okay then what about my device manager?? it says i have e6420 running at 2.13



    Device manager doesn't display the speed of the processor at it's current speed. It displays the FSB x Multiplier... and can be wrong at times (Example.. at 400x8 it showed up as 3.6 GHz on mine).

    What do you want to know about it? The sticky says it all.
  5. so the name of the cpu can be wrong??
  6. listen to cnumartyr and see that sticky
  7. jhyukkang said:
    so the name of the cpu can be wrong??


    it depends, most programs will be accurate others may get a wrong reading
  8. and im REALLY SORRY THAT IM NOOB
  9. jhyukkang said:
    so the name of the cpu can be wrong??


    *SOME* of the E4400 and others are just E6xx0 Series with half the cache disabled and rebinned.

    Originally this was the 6300 and 6400 series.


    The 1.2 GHz is 6x200 (which is the stock FSB of the E4400). The Device Manager is probably reading it right, but isn't showing the right CPU as it was re-binned with half the cache disabled.

    The "newer" and some of the older E4x00 series and E2xx0 Series are Allendale cores, which are Conroe logic with 2 MB Cache to begin with. If an actual Conroe with 4 MB Cache turns out with 2 MB of bad cache it is rebinned as E4x00 series and sold off.
  10. thanks for people who answered my question very nicely
  11. OMFG. Read the stickys 1st. Theres some thing called Google you know.
  12. THANKS ALOT, GOOGLE , I WILL TRY IT
  13. Shadow703793 said:
    OMFG. Read the stickys 1st. Theres some thing called Google you know.


    LMAO. i know how it feels. some peeps are lazy to read. n they want direct answer. what to do
  14. I dunno... I was a total noob once, but I never whent on forums and asked to have the answer to my question fed to me. I would always use a search engine.

    Thats why I'm damn good at it. I can easily find things when most people would give up right away, then go start a thread with a title like "OMG my 3dmark score suxxors! The sky is falling!!!".

    So remember kids, Google is your best friend! Yay!
  15. Hey, looks like this is the first since that sticky was made :)

    From once a day to once a week, not bad at all imo.

    Anyways the last post I made in that sticky (now it's locked) suggested that we add "CPUZ incorrect" to the title. By adding that we probably could eliminate something like this thread.
  16. Evilonigiri said:
    Hey, looks like this is the first since that sticky was made :)

    From once a day to once a week, not bad at all imo.

    Anyways the last post I made in that sticky (now it's locked) suggested that we add "CPUZ incorrect" to the title. By adding that we probably could eliminate something like this thread.



    Thats if the one off posters can find the "SEARCH" button in the first place.
  17. odd, they have 207 posts, and have never come across this before... but congrats on the sticky, now all we have to do is teach people to read it when pointed at it, or preferably look for it themselves and then read it.
  18. Quote:
    Well when people see the same question posted 12 times a day, its hard to be nice. Try searching for an answer next time. The answer could have been found in your mobo manual or your cpu manual.


    Or Google. Or the Sticky, Or the "search" button
  19. We need to tell them its no good and you cant RMA it but any of us guys on here could offer to buy it for $20.00.
  20. It explains it on CPU-Z's website, in the FAQ, 1st question asked:

    http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
  21. roadrunner197069 said:
    We need to tell them its no good and you cant RMA it but any of us guys on here could offer to buy it for $20.00.

    Genius!
  22. I'm going to start an online repair shop for this problem and charge $150+ shipping both ways. I should be richer the Bill Gates in a couple of months.
  23. I think you'd get shot in a matter of seconds after they realize what happened...Pray that they stay gullible for the rest of their lives.
  24. lol. I remember on Everquest online adventures, I used to buy the lvl 55 merchant spells for 5000 tunar from a merchant and sell them for 250000 tunar all day long. Man when they found out, I got some nasty mail. Lol.
  25. roadrunner197069 said:
    I'm going to start an online repair shop for this problem and charge $150+ shipping both ways. I should be richer the Bill Gates in a couple of months.


    Lol one setting in the BIOS fixed hehe
  26. You can cheat ignorant people for only so long...

    Stupidity, however, can never be fixed.
  27. cnumartyr said:
    *SOME* of the E4400 and others are just E6xx0 Series with half the cache disabled and rebinned.

    Originally this was the 6300 and 6400 series.


    The 1.2 GHz is 6x200 (which is the stock FSB of the E4400). The Device Manager is probably reading it right, but isn't showing the right CPU as it was re-binned with half the cache disabled.

    The "newer" and some of the older E4x00 series and E2xx0 Series are Allendale cores, which are Conroe logic with 2 MB Cache to begin with. If an actual Conroe with 4 MB Cache turns out with 2 MB of bad cache it is rebinned as E4x00 series and sold off.


    Sounds more likely he has a 6420 and a motherboard that cant run it at FSB1066 and with speed step on, runs at that low spec.
  28. chookman said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/247598-31-q6600-core-speed-question

    Just incase you missed this one created TODAY

    That's why "CPUZ shows incorrect speeds" should be added to the title!

    or ban whomever posts this damned question.
  29. roadrunner197069 said:
    We need to tell them its no good and you cant RMA it but any of us guys on here could offer to buy it for $20.00 :D .

    Post of The Day
    [:turpit:2]
  30. Shadow703793 said:
    Post of The Day
    [:turpit:2]



    Woot. What do I win?
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