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CPU multiplier doesn't seem to stick

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February 12, 2010 7:19:58 PM

Hi,
I got the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard and AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE but when I set the multiplier it doesn't seem to stay.

When I ckeck on CPU Z this is what I get, my actual multiplier is set at 16.5. I checked on AMD overdrive and its the same, but sisoft sandra seems to have the correct info but shouldn't it say 16.5x?

Also this is my first build, which might explain anything stupid posted above.




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February 12, 2010 7:33:36 PM

Also, I'm not the sharpest tool in the box so... PLEASE HELP!!!.
February 12, 2010 7:45:00 PM

You have Cool ´n´ Quit enabled on your bios?

It throtles down your multiplier and voltage when cpu does not need more juice
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February 12, 2010 7:46:53 PM

do you have amd's cool 'n quiet on? in windows power mgmt set it to desktop - max performance/power. your cpu may be throttling when needed to save energy/pwoer when not needed. do that then go back to cpu-z and you should see your 16x multiplier.
February 12, 2010 9:02:41 PM

Thanks guys, I could've sworncoon 'n' quiet was turned off.
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February 12, 2010 9:09:35 PM

megafreak said:
I could've sworn coon 'n' quiet was turned off.


i love accidental racism.

:D 
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February 13, 2010 8:19:25 PM

Quote:
It's amazing what you could learn by reading your motherboard manual....

The whole cool n' quiet problem is a common "problem" in these forums though. :kaola: 
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February 15, 2010 8:41:45 AM

Cool n quiet, AMD has had it for years now, it's normal for it to be downclocked while idle.
February 15, 2010 9:18:42 AM

Why turn it it off? It seems to me to be a good idea to save some power and reduce heat when idle.
February 15, 2010 11:32:23 AM

i agree. I wish there was a way to OC AND have CNQ on. Anyone know how to do that?!?!
Or to be able to overclock on the fly without restarting...
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February 15, 2010 11:14:37 PM

Cool n Quiet is useful, but when you're trying to OC it actually slows you down. Try booting up or using applications when it's on and then when it's off. There's a noticeable difference when it's turned off, even during idle.
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