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Windows System Reading 3.0ghz on a 3.2?

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Last response: in Overclocking
September 28, 2011 9:07:54 PM

Okay. I have a x3 450 Rana 3.2 Ghz. I was messing around with overclocking it last night and put it to 3.6ghz but with a 15x multiplier. 240hz cpu frequency, 1.500v. I look in the Windows System page and see that it says 3.0Ghz. Could this be because of the multiplier? i also has it at a 14.5 multiplier last night and it said 2.9Ghz. I am a little confused. Please Help. Note That CPUZ IS reading 3600mhz on load.

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a b K Overclocking
September 29, 2011 11:06:30 AM

240MHz x 15 = 3600MHz.

All I can think of is that the CPU steps down the multiplier to 12.5x when not under load, thus CPU-Z reads it at the correct speed which is 3.6GHz under load.

Stepping down is to save power and generate less heat/noise. Nothing to worry about.

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a c 243 K Overclocking
September 29, 2011 11:43:49 AM

Seem cool n quite still enabled
October 9, 2011 7:26:35 AM

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