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Please help (Have problems with CPU Frequency-Multiplier stability)...

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Anonymous
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August 30, 2008 8:39:14 PM

Hello everyone. I am new to overclocking and would need someone's opinion and help with my problem. Please reply.
It seems to me that my CPU multiplier isn't stable at my Q6600 (Intel Quad Core). CPU-Z identifies a different multiplier( usually when CPU is fully loaded, it identifies it as should)(when it's at Idle the multiplier drops and all computer specs drop dramatically).

I have my CPU overclocked to 3.0ghz (original 2.4ghz), doesn't seem to be a hard clock speed to gain, with

CPU multiplier -x9.
Host clock Frequency -333.
CPU Voltage -1.325v (Default).
FSB -1.3v (Intel DX38BT board).
MCH Voltage -1.45v.

I also Have DDR3 Corsair RAM-1333mhz
-Didn't have to overclock it, but changed settings from AUTO to manual, to adjust it's frequency( had some problems running it on auto, so I just set it to a
manufacturer default manually)

-Memory Frequency -1333mhz
-Reference -333
-Voltage -1.7v
(9-9-9-24)


I do have a great cooling to my system and ran stability test for 8hrs with no change.
TEMPS ARE
-IDLE- ------ --- --- FULL-LOAD
core#0 -35 -------- core#0 -49
core#1 -30 -------- core#1 -45
core#2 -27 -------- core#2 -42
core#3 -27 -------- core#3 -40



THE Problem: My Multiplier is changing from x9 with Frequency at 333(3ghz) to x6 with same 333 frequency (2ghz)
It happens at all time- I run a lot of small programs and utilities to confirm this and it's been proved that Voltage stays the same at all times 1.325
and my TEMPs are the same.....but The whole computer's specs are down(when I'm at idle)



PLEASE help, comment ,etc...
THX

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Anonymous
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August 30, 2008 9:05:59 PM

I also found out that my old DELL -laptop has a same thing going on with it.
The multiplier drops from x15 to x6

I guess That it drops from MAX to minimum...
Is it fine at all...or am I paranoid
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August 30, 2008 9:49:24 PM

Check out the "C2D Not Running Full Speed / Wrong or Low Multiplier" sticky in the CPU section.
Anonymous
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August 30, 2008 9:58:32 PM

It could be a wrong multiplier, but I have searched a lot for the best one... and this setting looks like the best...I Have tried with a lot of settings starting from x6 to x9.....This is the best and most stable result I got....
However The FREQUENCY looks odd to me *(and as I said before my laptop has x15 multiplier dumps to x6...during CPU-Z analysis),...
Have no Idea what to do....
doesn't look any bad....but I don't want to screw it up and try to get best performance and best stability at my *first OC* .....


Specs at my first post would explain my settings....
August 30, 2008 10:00:57 PM

Again, read the sticky I mentioned in my last post. It will explain what you are seeing.
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August 30, 2008 10:16:30 PM

Now where was that link to the flash film 'Posting and You'?
I believe now we can laugh at you... :p 
Anonymous
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August 30, 2008 10:18:49 PM

you can probably..... xD
THX
Anonymous
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August 30, 2008 10:21:02 PM

One question-....-
Is there a way to adjust Speed Step ?
I mean to manually set when settings should kick in...?
August 30, 2008 11:20:43 PM

Speedstep automatically kicks in when your CPU is idle, thus saving you energy. After all, you don't need all that processing power when you use the restroom for example, do you? But, you can disable it in BIOS if you really don't want it.

Anonymous
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August 30, 2008 11:52:01 PM

i wanna post 3 times in a row
Anonymous
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August 30, 2008 11:52:18 PM

yes you can disable it
Anonymous
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August 30, 2008 11:52:31 PM

although i wouldn't
August 31, 2008 12:02:26 AM

it's called speedstep and it's a function built into the q6600 that when the cpu sits idle it slows down on it's own, and your laptop has the same thing. As a matter of fact it started with the pentium m chips.
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