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August 18, 2011 8:41:11 AM

Hi my computer has recently started slowing down and i believe it is because of faulty bios settings cause I remember having to reset them though im not sure. So here is the deal, When i Use coretemp to show me my cpu frequency I noticed that it changes back and forth from 2331.25mhz (333.05x 7.0) to 1998.21mhz (333.04x 6.0) the Vid also changes from 1.1750 to 1.1500v when the change occurs, It happens frequently if I continue to watch it. The cpu I have is rated for 2.5ghz but I had boosted the voltage originally to about 2.8ghz When I originally had the computer. Basically I want to know if I have a setting wrong between the cpu stuff the ram stuff and whatnot or if the cpu is failing or something. If you need me to provide any info feel free to ask and ill get it to you. But ill post an everest hardware summary in hopes I get it all in one go. Thank you so much in advance.

--------[ CPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Properties:
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300, 2333 MHz (7 x 333)
CPU Alias Yorkfield-3M
CPU Stepping M1
Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1
Original Clock 2500 MHz
Min / Max CPU Multiplier 6.0x / 7.5x
Engineering Sample No
L1 Code Cache 32 KB per core
L1 Data Cache 32 KB per core
L2 Cache 2x 3 MB (On-Die, ECC, ASC, Full-Speed)

Multi CPU:
Motherboard ID OEM00000 PROD00000000
CPU #1 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 2497 MHz
CPU #2 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 2497 MHz
CPU #3 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 2497 MHz
CPU #4 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 2497 MHz

CPU Physical Info:
Package Type 775 Contact LGA
Package Size 3.75 cm x 3.75 cm
Transistors 456 million
Process Technology 45 nm, CMOS, Cu, High-K Gate
Die Size 164 mm2
Core Voltage 1.150 - 1.175 V
I/O Voltage 1.150 - 1.175 V
Typical Power 95 W @ 2.50 GHz

-------[ Motherboard ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 03/19/2008-Bigby-6A79PD4DC-00
Motherboard Name DFI LANParty DK X38-T2RB

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel AGTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 333 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 1333 MHz
Bandwidth 10665 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type Dual DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Width 128-bit
DRAM:FSB Ratio 16:10
Real Clock 533 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 1067 MHz
Bandwidth 17064 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel Direct Media Interface

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 LGA775
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x4, 2 PCI-E x16
RAM Slots 4 DDR2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Gigabit LAN
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 240 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset X38

--------[ SPD ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ DIMM1: G Skill F2-8500CL5-2GBPI ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name G Skill F2-8500CL5-2GBPI
Serial Number None
Module Size 2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered DIMM
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-800 (400 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 400 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 24-51-3-6-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 4-4-4-10 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

Enhanced Performance Profile:
Profile Name High Performance
Optimal Performance Profile Yes
Memory Speed DDR2-1066 (533 MHz)
Voltage 2.1 V
Memory Timings 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 48T
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Write Recovery Time (tWR) 13T

Memory Module Features:
Analysis Probe Not Present
FET Switch External Disabled
Weak Driver Supported

Memory Module Manufacturer:
Company Name G.Skill International Enterprise
Product Information http://www.gskill.com/products.php

[ DIMM2: G Skill F2-8500CL5-2GBPI ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name G Skill F2-8500CL5-2GBPI
Serial Number None
Module Size 2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered DIMM
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-800 (400 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 400 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 24-51-3-6-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 4-4-4-10 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

Enhanced Performance Profile:
Profile Name High Performance
Optimal Performance Profile Yes
Memory Speed DDR2-1066 (533 MHz)
Voltage 2.1 V
Memory Timings 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 48T
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Write Recovery Time (tWR) 13T

Memory Module Features:
Analysis Probe Not Present
FET Switch External Disabled
Weak Driver Supported

Memory Module Manufacturer:
Company Name G.Skill International Enterprise
Product Information http://www.gskill.com/products.php

[ DIMM3: G Skill F2-8500CL5-2GBPI-B ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name G Skill F2-8500CL5-2GBPI-B
Serial Number None
Module Size 2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered DIMM
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-800 (400 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 400 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 24-51-3-6-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 4-4-4-10 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

Enhanced Performance Profile:
Profile Name High Performance
Optimal Performance Profile Yes
Memory Speed DDR2-1066 (533 MHz)
Voltage 2.1 V
Memory Timings 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 48T
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Write Recovery Time (tWR) 13T

Memory Module Features:
Analysis Probe Not Present
FET Switch External Disabled
Weak Driver Supported

Memory Module Manufacturer:
Company Name G.Skill International Enterprise
Product Information http://www.gskill.com/products.php

[ DIMM4: G Skill F2-8500CL5-2GBPI-B ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name G Skill F2-8500CL5-2GBPI-B
Serial Number None
Module Size 2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered DIMM
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-800 (400 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 400 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 24-51-3-6-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 4-4-4-10 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

Enhanced Performance Profile:
Profile Name High Performance
Optimal Performance Profile Yes
Memory Speed DDR2-1066 (533 MHz)
Voltage 2.1 V
Memory Timings 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 48T
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Write Recovery Time (tWR) 13T

Memory Module Features:
Analysis Probe Not Present
FET Switch External Disabled
Weak Driver Supported
--------[ BIOS ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

BIOS Properties:
BIOS Type Award
BIOS Version (X38DD319) EVALUATION ROM - NOT FOR SALE
Award BIOS Type Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Award BIOS Message (X38DD319) EVALUATION ROM - NOT FOR SALE
System BIOS Date 03/19/08
Video BIOS Date 03/26/10

BIOS Manufacturer:
Company Name Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Product Information http://www.phoenix.com/en/products/default.htm
BIOS Upgrades http://www.esupport.com/biosagent/index.cfm?refererid=4...
--------[ Monitor ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ HZ281H [NoDB] ]

Monitor Properties:
Monitor Name HZ281H [NoDB]
Monitor ID HSD6735
Model HZ281H
Manufacture Date Week 19 / 2010
Serial Number 019LM3AY01842
Max. Visible Display Size 59 cm x 37 cm (27.4")
Picture Aspect Ratio 16:10
Horizontal Frequency 30 - 85 kHz
Vertical Frequency 50 - 75 Hz
Maximum Pixel Clock 170 MHz
Gamma 2.20
DPMS Mode Support Active-Off

[ LG W1952 (Digital) ]

Monitor Properties:
Monitor Name LG W1952 (Digital)
Monitor ID GSM4B78
Model W1952
Monitor Type 19" LCD (WXGA+)
Manufacture Date Week 2 / 2008
Serial Number 1802387003
Max. Visible Display Size 41 cm x 26 cm (19.1")
Picture Aspect Ratio 16:10
Horizontal Frequency 30 - 83 kHz
Vertical Frequency 56 - 75 Hz
Maximum Pixel Clock 140 MHz
Maximum Resolution 1440 x 900
Gamma 2.20
DPMS Mode Support Standby, Suspend, Active-Off



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August 18, 2011 5:36:32 PM

Firstly, your CPU is supposed to change clocks speeds dynamically according to whatever load its under. Its called speedstep, or C1E, or enhanced halt state or whatever. It works at a lower multiplier when its under low load, and tops at the multiplier set in the BIOS only when needed.

You said you boosted the "voltage" to 2.8GHz, I assume you meant the frequency. Unless you have stability or temperature issues, you can rule out the core voltage as a source of your problems.

I believe your slowdowns may be coming from the software side, watch your taskmanager when they happen. Look for processes that take too much CPU time.

If you are really not convinced about the clock throttling, you can always disable it in the BIOS. Look for C1E.

Hope this helps.
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August 19, 2011 8:08:07 AM

When I first had the computer put together by me and a friend, We had it stable running at 2.8ghz now it doesnt get past 2.3. I installed another 4gb of ram and the computers bios reset when the comp was in storage and the battery died I tried my best to put it back the way it was, But Think I got something wrong. The processor itself is rated when new out of box for 2.5ghz and even when I put the computer underload I cant push it past the 2.3mark with current settings And by load I mean stress tests that max all 4 cores to 100%
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