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New build - i7 920 only running at 2.1Ghz

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January 28, 2010 5:19:45 PM

Why?



Haven't done anything in bios except set memory to xmp profile 1.

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January 28, 2010 5:44:42 PM

My work blocks your image, but I can take a wild guess at what's "wrong". Intel uses something called Speed Step to lower the CPU speed and voltage when the CPU is idle. This is a power saving feature and completely normal. I would apply a load to the CPU with something like Prime95 and it should go to normal speed.
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January 28, 2010 6:10:16 PM

The picture I posted was taken while prime95 was running. 2.1 Ghz.
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