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July 25, 2011 4:47:33 AM

So today i realized with both cpuz and amd overclock. That my cpu runs at weird frequency's.
I have a Amd Phenom ii x6 1100t black edition cpu.
So i just realized that my cpu will jump from 811 Mhz, to 1742mhz off and on. I have done tests like stability tests where it will run at it's normal clock speed. Which is 3.3 Ghz. Is this normal? I did accidentally bend a few cpu pins and had to move them back. I HOPE TO GOD IT'S NOT BROKEN!! I'm 17 and don't make much money. :) 

Edit: The stability test do put the cpu under stress.

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July 25, 2011 4:58:11 AM
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normal
modern processors have power saving features like CoolnQuiet or Speedstep
to keep CPU frequency low and then raise it up when put under load
since it was at 3.3 when running the stability test
it is fine

BTW back in the Pentium 4 days I bent more than a few pins
and bent them back
and they ran fine
as long as they dont break off you are usually ok
just dont make a habit out of it :) 
July 25, 2011 5:18:43 AM

Thanks, yeah i was sweating bullets.
And i do have Epu engine so that may be the culprit too.
I was also wondering if i got a a 6790 and used my 420 watt power supply to run it. Would it work?
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July 25, 2011 5:18:47 AM

sounds like its just clocking down during idle, so when you put it under load its coming up to its full speed. It does all that to save power. You can probably disable that feature in the BIOS if you want.
July 25, 2011 5:21:48 AM

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July 25, 2011 5:22:43 AM

Thank you all for your reply's. they really do help!
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July 25, 2011 5:33:39 AM

the HD 6790 should work fine with that power supply
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6790-review/6
total system wattage was 245w with the GPU under load
so you are good as long as you have the PCIe 6 pin connector on PSU

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Please dont be a stranger :) 
July 25, 2011 6:05:43 AM

If it boots, you should be ok, any significant physical damage would most likely prevent it from even starting up.
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