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.
Thanks guys, I could've sworncoon 'n' quiet was turned off.
I could've sworn coon 'n' quiet was turned off.
i love accidental racism.
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.
Cool n quiet, AMD has had it for years now, it's normal for it to be downclocked while idle.
Why turn it it off? It seems to me to be a good idea to save some power and reduce heat when idle.
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...
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.