Hello, i overclocked my q8200 to 410 FSB x 7, or 2.8 MHz... is it normal for it to bounce back and forth from 2.4MHz to 2.8MHz??? i have ASUS p5q SE, 4G 1066 ram, Ge force 9400gt, running 64 bit vista?????????
SpeedStep, is trying to lower the clock speeds of your CPU when you're doing nothing - it's one of intel's built-in features to lower power consumption and heat when you're not really "pushing" the processor.
You can disable this in the BIOS should you want your CPU's clock speeds to remain at a fixed number.