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Is it possible to run E8300 with different ratio than 6 and 8.5?

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September 27, 2009 6:51:37 AM

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.

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September 27, 2009 7:51:52 AM

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.
September 27, 2009 9:50:31 AM

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
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September 27, 2009 12:06:41 PM

There appears only to be the one variant of the E8300 which is the SLAPJ though Wiki reports a SLAPN.

1333 (333) X 8.5 = 2.83Ghz

Of course at idle it will slow down the cpu multiplier from 8.5 to 6 in order to reduce power ... and save a few trees and whales ... and the odd dolphin.

1333 (333) X 6 = 2Ghz

Some good resources for you below:

Hope this helps.