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New rig, weird readings on CPU-Z

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August 11, 2012 1:00:58 PM

New rig finally finished and up and running. Last machine I o/c'd was an E8400. I ran cpu-z and confused why my cpu is 1.64Ghz. Im guessing that Im not reading it correctly cause Windows is showing 3.4. The only thing I have done was change the BIOS from normal to Performance.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2469840

i5 3570k
ASUS Z77
GeForce GTX 690
HX850
G.Skill sniper series
H100 water cooler

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August 11, 2012 6:20:48 PM

It's showing 1.6 under load or at idle?
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August 11, 2012 6:31:02 PM

idle, not sure how to verify it under load
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August 11, 2012 6:38:30 PM

huntrik said:
idle, not sure how to verify it under load


I'm and AMD guy so I'm not 100% sure on intel stuff, but I would be shocked if intel CPU's didn't down-clock at idle like AMD's do.

My 1045t is OC to 3.4Ghz and idles at a little over 1Ghz. (So that's what CPU-Z shows when it's not doing much work)'

Run CPU-Z and then also run something like prime95.

You will probably see the speed jump to 3.4 (or whatever the max set speed is) and stay there.


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August 11, 2012 6:50:56 PM

We went over this in the other thread, but yes it's SpeedStep (and the C-States), and Prime 95 or the High Performance power profile in Windows will accomplish the same task of being able to see the full speed of the OC..
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