Hi, I tried to set a ratio/multiplier of 7 in BIOS, however when I check with CPUZ, it shows the CPU still runs at 6 or 8.5 ratio, I am wondering whether the CPU is locked with these two ratios? Thanks a lot.
motherboard can downclock the cpu in idle mode, to save power. it will only go to top speed when under full load. use "everest" to check your cpu setting, with the cache&memory benchmark tool. or just turn off the power saving cpu feature on your board.
If You set it to 7 in Bios it should be jumping from 6 to 7. If it jumps is jumping 6-8.5 then either bios setting has not worked or CPUZ has a bug and reports it incorrectly. Try CoreTemp to check Your multiplier. Or You might need to update bios to work correctly on Your CPU