You do realize that speed step will adjust the speed of the CPU to whatever you are doing, if you are doing nothing, it will slow way down. It is a power saving feature in the BIOS. When you load up a game, or start any applications, it will speed up. If you want the CPU at full speed all the time, you have to turn that feature off in the BIOS. Let me know if that is what you need to know, or if it is something else.