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Intel q6600 drivers

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November 18, 2009 2:57:56 PM

hi . my q6600 keeps droping every few seconds to 1.5 gz and then back up again to 2.4. has anybody eles had this probliem and knows what is wrong with it please.

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November 18, 2009 3:05:23 PM

It's a power saving setting. If it's not doing anything intensive, it dials back the power. If it needs it, it'll go back to 2.4. Don't worry about it. It only needs turning off if you start overclocking the CPU.
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November 18, 2009 4:51:13 PM

Just gave my Q6600 to my wife two nights ago. Great processor. DeeTee_uk is right. That's the power saving feature built into many Intel processors these days. It slows itself down when not being actively used to conserve on heat and energy use.

Only time you need to worry about it is if you want to overclock the processor. Other than that, it's actually a good feature.
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November 18, 2009 7:28:38 PM

jerreece said:

Only time you need to worry about it is if you want to overclock the processor. Other than that, it's actually a good feature.

Not even then. The usual practice is to turn off SpeedStep (that's what it's called) before starting overclocking.

I turn it on when I am finished overclocking. I have a Q6600 running at 3.6 GHz (400 MHz X 9). So it loafs along at 2.4 GHz. :) 
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