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E6850 Multiplier drops from 9 to 6 while working(why?)

Last response: in Overclocking
January 14, 2011 12:14:56 PM

I'm in the process of trying to overclock my E6850, and in the process, i discovered that even at it's un-overclocked state, when it runs at full capacity for a demanding application it drops down from a multiplier of 9 to 6(effectively reducing speed from 3ghz to 2ghz). When i exit the application and idle it will go back to the 9 multiplier.

Why is it doing this? Is it possible that my CPU isn't getting enough voltage?(I haven't tinkered with my voltage settings from the default).

a c 126 K Overclocking
January 14, 2011 12:36:24 PM

What are your temps under load? Its possible that your CPU is under-clocking itself when it reaches a dangerous temp.
a c 242 K Overclocking
January 15, 2011 12:27:50 AM

it's very very normal, why..? your CPU loading not use 100%
this is under control : Enhanced Intel SpeedStep /Intel EIST is a power-saving feature still Enabled in bios, this function for Save power consumption.

example : u don't need all core for software notepad /game solitaire !