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January 30, 2012 2:24:05 PM

Trying to overclock my old, Athlon 64 x2 4200+ on a Epox Nforce MF570 SLI board. It's running a ghost bios with no updates. Haven't been able to find an update on this board in ~5 years.


Anyways!!

Overclocked from 2.2ghz to 2.35ghz, start up bios read its right. I get onto my desktop and CPU-Z show's it back to default; but my computer>properties will show it as 2.35ghz also


Is CPU-Z wrong, or is it my OS that's reading it wrong?

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January 30, 2012 2:30:37 PM

Could you post a screenshot of your CPU-Z?
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January 30, 2012 2:45:39 PM

cpu-z often gets fool.
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January 30, 2012 2:47:50 PM

No idea but I wouldn't lose any sleep over 150mhz.
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January 30, 2012 2:50:01 PM

that's cpu-z fault a guy who have same problem to you last 2 months.
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January 30, 2012 2:50:02 PM

I'm doing 150mhz to start it out, I've been having issues with the CPU-Z not reading my correct clock. I knew that it would always show correct overclock on the bios read/post data read...and I just realized it shows up on the properties as the right speed also.



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January 30, 2012 2:51:46 PM

Just for a laugh try an under clock value. Bet CPUZ shows stock speed.
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January 30, 2012 3:04:06 PM

Another note, Core Temp, CPU-Z, and NVIDIA Monitor all read 2.2ghz.

Post Bios/Computer Properties are now all reading the correct overclocked state.

Could my motherboard be too old for these 3 top programs to recognize it correctly?

Mind you Epox stopped making MBs ~5 years ago and I had it before then.
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January 30, 2012 4:38:23 PM

It's possible you could have Cool n' Quiet turned on or Enhance Halt State, both of which downclock the processor when idle
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January 31, 2012 1:53:25 AM

Cool n' Quit is disabled, Halt State...not sure if this MB even has that. I'll Check.


Halt state it's called? Would it be under anything different in the BIOS?
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