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November 21, 2010 10:33:00 PM

I have an desktop computer with an Phenom X3 Triple-Core CPU. In the computer's manual, in the specifications page, it says that my cpu have an original clock rate of 2.2GHz, but when I try some programs that should tell me the real clock (like Everest), they all say 1179MHz(1.1GHz). I couldn't find the problem to this, and is that going to affect my computer's overall performance??? Can someone help me?

-Sincerly, Bloc97

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November 22, 2010 2:25:04 AM

phenom 1 x3 to X4 cannot unlocked Core !
just Phenom II can do it
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November 22, 2010 6:06:52 AM

He never mentioned unlocking the cores?
I think he may have cool and quiet enabled though, disable it in bios and you should see the correct clockspeed in Everest/Cpu-z
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November 22, 2010 6:43:45 AM

bloc97 said:
I have an desktop computer with an Phenom X3 Triple-Core CPU. In the computer's manual, in the specifications page, it says that my cpu have an original clock rate of 2.2GHz, but when I try some programs that should tell me the real clock (like Everest), they all say 1179MHz(1.1GHz). I couldn't find the problem to this, and is that going to affect my computer's overall performance??? Can someone help me?

-Sincerly, Bloc97


Use a real-time program like CPU-Z, then open a CPU-intensive task like Prime95 and see if the speed instantly increases.
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November 22, 2010 2:19:54 PM

This is simply Cool and Quiet clocking the CPU down when all of your computing horepower isn't needed. Disabling as Motopsychojdn suggests will force the system to operate at full speed all of the time (disable in your BIOS).

However, this will also cause your system to generate more heat and consume more power when you don't need the horsepower. During gaming and running apps, CnQ automatically adjusts itself to meet you higher system demands.

Your call, but I suggest leaving alone. What you are seeing is normal.
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November 22, 2010 2:44:35 PM

^ I did mean to say to re-enable it after checking the true speed, just neglected to say so :) 
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November 22, 2010 8:59:10 PM

I used CPU-Z, The core clock was 2.2GHz, but 1 to 4 times an minute, it has sudden drop to 1179MHz. IDK why, but maby its an voltage problem... My CPU Core is 1.25V, +2.5V is 2.48, +3.3V is 1.76!, +5V is 5.62, +12V is 11.78, +5V Standby is 5.05 and VBAT is 3.22V.
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November 22, 2010 9:00:23 PM

When the clockrate is dropping, the multiplier drops from 11x to 5x, everything related to the CPU (FSB, HyperTransport Clock and North Brodge clock) drops with the cpu.
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November 22, 2010 9:23:10 PM

bloc97 said:
When the clockrate is dropping, the multiplier drops from 11x to 5x, everything related to the CPU (FSB, HyperTransport Clock and North Brodge clock) drops with the cpu.

What you are seeing is normal. Don't sweat it. Your system is simply managing CPU resources for when needed and not. Good luck!
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November 23, 2010 5:19:39 AM

Thats what Cool and quiet is designed to do, its fine, its a power/energy/environment saving feature and your chip is 127% normal :) 
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November 23, 2010 10:32:19 PM

Thanks for all your help!.
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November 23, 2010 10:34:14 PM

Best answer selected by bloc97.
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November 24, 2010 4:48:39 AM

And thank you for B.a. man, glad to help
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