Closed E8500 Tags: CPUs Core Last response: December 8, 2010 8:22 PM in CPUs Share Arterus November 23, 2010 6:28:15 PM I want to know if the spec's look good. I don't know too much about cpu's but shouldn't my core speed be higher for my E8500? Please correct me if I am wrong. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1499269 More about : e8500 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Mousemonkey CPUs Authority 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. | Report abuse Arterus November 23, 2010 6:35:24 PM So when I'm playing a game on pc it will jump up to 3ghz? | Report abuse Best solution Mousemonkey CPUs Authority 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. | Report abuse Related ressources E8500 vs Pentium G860 - Forum Motherboard for intel core 2 duo e8500 wolfdale - Forum Intel E8500 @ 3.16 ghz with HD 7750 - Forum Need help with overclocking Core 2 Duo E8500 - Forum Will intel core 2 duo e8500 3 16 ghz run windows 7 64 bit - Forum Ask the community Publish Arterus November 23, 2010 6:40:23 PM Okay thanks so much for the info, I thought something was wrong with my cpu. | Report abuse Mousemonkey CPUs Authority 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. | Report abuse Arterus December 5, 2010 11:00:41 PM Best answer selected by Arterus. | Report abuse Mousemonkey CPUs Authority December 8, 2010 8:22:27 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>E8500> Related ressources: ForumCan I update a HP DC7900 SFF CPU from E8500 to Q8400 ForumIntel Core2 Duo E8500 cannot overclock! ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E8500 , Still good enough ? ForumCore 2 duo E8500 @3.6ghz to AMD FX-4100 @3.60Ghz good? ForumC2D E8500 OCing help ForumE7500 or e8500 ForumHow do i overclock my Intel Dual core E8500 ForumE8500 too hot? ForumUpgrade questions and advise on the e8500 to what ? ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E8500 Overclocking ForumFor the experiansed e8500 oc'ers owners ForumE8500 @ 4.2GHz ForumE5300 versus E8500 ForumGPU 7750 and CPU E8500 upgrades ForumAdvice on motherboard for Wolfdale E8500 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !