AMD phenom 955 BE freq question

Hey guy I have coretemp installed on my computer, and I noticed something to do with the freq. It tends to fluctuate from 800mhz to around 3200mhz quite frequently depending on what im doing. When im not doing anything the freq stays at about 800. Is this good?
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  1. That would be Cool-n-Quiet in operation - it is designed to adjust the frequency\powerdraw of the CPU as needed to keep the system using only the needed power to do the tasks you are doing at the time to save energy.
  2. Yes. It's called "Cool-n-Quiet". A setting in the BOIS. When your computer is at an idle, the processor will drop it's
    Multiplier and Voltage down to save power. When the processor is being used it will jump back up.

    Hope that helps! Google Cool-n-Quiet for more info.
  3. Thanks for the info!
  4. BTW, my fps in Modern warfare 2 won't go past 60 when everything is completely maxed out. Im on a radeon 4870 512mb overclocked, with a 1280x1024 res.
  5. +1 for the C'n'Q. And the FPS are low, IMO you need a better GPU for your processor. What other components do you have? RAM, HDD, Mobo.
  6. Well this was actually my first computer build. I finished building and testing it a few days ago. Here are the specs :

    Antec 200 Two Hundred Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case Black 3X5.25 6X3.5INT 1 SATA Hot-Swap Bay No PS

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem *3YR Mfr Warranty*

    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ATX AM3 DDR3 AMD770 PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 2PCI SATA GBLAN Motherboard

    Coolermaster R4-L2R-20CG 120MM Green LED Case Fan 2000RPM 90CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin

    Startech Silver Thermal CPU Paste Compound 1.5G Tube 1 No $2.64 $2.64

    Lg GH22NS50 Black 22X Sata Dvd Writer Oem

    OCZ Z-SERIES 550W 80+ Silver Certified 24PIN ATX 12V Afc Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan
    G.SKILL F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL8-8-8-24 Core i5 Memory Kit

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT Dvd Oem

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache
    XFX Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 512MB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDCP Video

    When I play online with everything maxed out, my fps stays at 91 no matter whats going on. I think because my refresh rate on the monitor is 60 is why the fps drops with sync. In about a year i'm getting a new monitor, gpu, and maybe PSU(prolly not). If i get like a 5850, or one of the 5830's when they come out, the processor won't be the bottleneck right? It's insanely fast so im not sure.
  7. Also, what dyu mean by C'n'Q?
  8. Yeah, no problem there. That's just Call of Duty - COD4 also maxes out at 91fps using Fraps FPS to monitor.

    C n Q; he means Cool n Quiet
  9. ^+1. C'n'Q is the Cool n Quiet in your mobo. What GPU do you have? The refresh rate of your monitor don't have anything to do.
  10. I have a radeon 4870 512mb oc'ed at 780/790 and 1090/1100. I went into the bios and changed the multiplier to 18x and my CPU is aparently now running at 3.61ghz. I've got the maximum amount of fans installed in my antec 200, but I'm using the stockd the CPU. Dyu think I would be ok to keep it at 3.6ghz? Temps dont go above 60c during p95 or benchmarks. Also there are some parts of the Mw2 campagn were my fps goes to like 35? This ok?
  11. I've got a brand new 550w ocz-z series PSU.
  12. moopato said:
    I have a radeon 4870 512mb oc'ed at 780/790 and 1090/1100. I went into the bios and changed the multiplier to 18x and my CPU is aparently now running at 3.61ghz. I've got the maximum amount of fans installed in my antec 200, but I'm using the stockd the CPU. Dyu think I would be ok to keep it at 3.6ghz? Temps dont go above 60c during p95 or benchmarks. Also there are some parts of the Mw2 campagn were my fps goes to like 35? This ok?


    Your chip will be fine at that speed and if you upgrade to a 5850 the cpu will not be the bottleneck.
  13. moopato said:
    I have a radeon 4870 512mb oc'ed at 780/790 and 1090/1100. I went into the bios and changed the multiplier to 18x and my CPU is aparently now running at 3.61ghz. I've got the maximum amount of fans installed in my antec 200, but I'm using the stockd the CPU. Dyu think I would be ok to keep it at 3.6ghz? Temps dont go above 60c during p95 or benchmarks. Also there are some parts of the Mw2 campagn were my fps goes to like 35? This ok?


    ----

    With a 4870 1GB you can get a better performance, or 5770.
  14. Okay thanks. When the 5830 comes out, do you guys think it would be the best performing ATI card other than the 5850, 5870, and 5970?
  15. Well some people didn't mention this but check the settings in COD to make sure VSync is not enabled. VSync will keep your FPS at your monitors max refresh rate which is normally 60Hz thus 60FPS would be the max that you could see.

    Considering that Modern Warfare 2 is on the same engine as COD you should be able to break 60FPS even with a 512MB GPU.
  16. i can i get almost 200 fps sometimes but it drops to 40-35 occasionally
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