e8400 running at 2 ghz with C1E and Speedstep disabled

Hi guys, I just put together a pc from an e8400 & ECS G31T combo deal. System works fine, but runs quite a bit slower than other similar system with 3dmark 06 and Sandra. When I check cpu-z, it shows the cpu running at 2.0 ghz with multiplier of x6. This number does not change regardless of what load I put on the system. Even at 100% cpu usage.

Now, I tried disabling C1E and Intel Speedsteps in the bios, it's still shows at 2.0 ghz
In the bios, the multiplier is set at x9.

So any thoughts?

btw, I run this pc with Corsair 2gb pc6400 c5 x2

Thanks in advance
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  1. toss the ecs or resell it
    you can not get enough voltage to oc properly

    you want to keep the speed step on and let the multipler float from 6 to 9

    runs orthos prime 95 or just open a bunch of browsers with cpuz open and you see the mutlipler jump
  2. hmm thats funny. when i installed my e8400 for the frist time on my gigabyte x38 board, it started at 2 ghz. i had to oc it just to get it to normal speeds.
  3. What is the front side bus set at ? It should be 333 at X9
  4. You may want to check to see if there is a bios update for your motherboards.
  5. Check the temps with Core Temp to make sure it's not throttling due to over temp.
  6. @dragonslayer, I did run orthos and prime95, multiplier stays the same at x6.
    @houston, Bus is 333, effective FSB is 1333
    @erocker, gonna flash tomorrow and see if anything change
    @zorg, my cores run quite cool actually, around 55 under 100% load.
  7. Then you got me, call ECS.
  8. nggb said:
    Hi guys, I just put together a pc from an e8400 & ECS G31T combo deal. System works fine, but runs quite a bit slower than other similar system with 3dmark 06 and Sandra. When I check cpu-z, it shows the cpu running at 2.0 ghz with multiplier of x6. This number does not change regardless of what load I put on the system. Even at 100% cpu usage.

    Now, I tried disabling C1E and Intel Speedsteps in the bios, it's still shows at 2.0 ghz
    In the bios, the multiplier is set at x9.

    So any thoughts?

    btw, I run this pc with Corsair 2gb pc6400 c5 x2

    Thanks in advance

    Sounds very strange
    Min.should run at 6X333=2.4GHz With C1E enabled
    Update Bios and leave all voltages on Auto
  9. Listen you dont need to take any C rap from a ECS MoBo beat it with a hammer till it straitens up its act <wink>

    Asus on the other hand you need to sweet talk here is a poem I wrote it

    010010011011100001001100100111000110011001111100011010
    101100000001110111110101111111101111111111011111000011
    100011111111111111111110010110101101101010101101111000

    what can i say I am a romantic <smiles>
  10. do you run vista??? if u do you could check if you have enabled power saving or if it is on full performance. u find it in the control panel somewhere......
  11. HoustenSerenity, thanks man my identity confused Asus Maximus / Rampage (BIOS replacements rock) will be seranaded tonight! :P
  12. yeah derbixrace could be right, same thing happened me. just t urn the miniumum CPU usage to 100%
  13. kad said:
    Sounds very strange
    Min.should run at 6X333=2.4GHz With C1E enabled
    Update Bios and leave all voltages on Auto


    Um I am sorry but 6x333=2.4GHz? I am sorry but it doesn't. 6x333=2GHz. I have a Q6600 on a 1333FSB and when idle its 2GHz, 6x333, and when under load 3GHz 9x333.

    To the OP, BIOS update and then set the VCore volatge to the stock voltage. If not I suggest taking the ECS board and tieing it to the back of your car and going 100+MPH and not looking back. Then get a decent mobo like Asus or Gigabyte.
  14. I like to use them as Frisbees.
  15. Thanks, Zorg. Every now and then, I'm tempted to use ECS in a cheap build, but a post like that is a good reminder of their proper use.
  16. Well, thanks to the people who suggested BIOS flash. It's now running at 3ghz like it should and I got a 30% increase in both 3dmark and Sandra score. I guess this board didn't wanted to be dragged behind a car after all. =)
  17. :lol: Happy to hear you got it worked out.
  18. jimmysmitty said:
    Um I am sorry but 6x333=2.4GHz? I am sorry but it doesn't. 6x333=2GHz. I have a Q6600 on a 1333FSB and when idle its 2GHz, 6x333, and when under load 3GHz 9x333.

    To the OP, BIOS update and then set the VCore volatge to the stock voltage. If not I suggest taking the ECS board and tieing it to the back of your car and going 100+MPH and not looking back. Then get a decent mobo like Asus or Gigabyte.

    How idiot Iam !!!
    Don't know how I found 6X333=2.4
    I mixed up thing
    cause my proc FSB is set to 400
    it idles at 6X400=2.4 GHz
    It must the bear ;)

    Good luck nggb that flashing bios worked :hello:
  19. Dude, your batting 1000. I think you meant beer not bear. :lol: Don't drive anywhere.
  20. Onus said:
    Thanks, Zorg. Every now and then, I'm tempted to use ECS in a cheap build, but a post like that is a good reminder of their proper use.
    I wasn't specifically slamming ECS, although I would never use them, I'm a mobo snob. I was just saying that's what I like to do with mobos that fail.
  21. aha! I've been searching for a fix for this all day.. thank you!

    I'll try it tonight... which bios update did you download? I have the exact same problem with the exact same hardware. I'm assuming this was the fry's deal with the ECS-G33T-M ?
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