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November 23, 2010 6:31:54 PM

It's called "Speedstep", when the CPU is idle the multiplier drops to x6 from x9 with a corresponding drop in frequency from 3ghz to 2ghz.
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November 23, 2010 6:35:24 PM

So when I'm playing a game on pc it will jump up to 3ghz?
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November 23, 2010 6:37:30 PM

Yes, if you run CPUz and then run something like WEI you will see the CPU speed go up and down.
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November 23, 2010 6:40:23 PM

Okay thanks so much for the info, I thought something was wrong with my cpu.
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November 23, 2010 6:45:51 PM

Arterus said:
Okay thanks so much for the info, I thought something was wrong with my cpu.

Nah, you're OK. Here's speedstep on a Q9550.

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December 5, 2010 11:00:41 PM

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December 8, 2010 8:22:27 PM

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