Hi, I'm one of the suckers that bought an AMD FX-4100. It's not bad, compared to my E8400, it's about equal really. I havea question about the speed of one of the cores. When I monitor the frequency of the cores individually, Core #0 is constantly droping from 3.7 ghz to 1.4 and the multiplier at the same time drops from x18 to x7. The other 3 cores hold steady at 3.7 ghz. Is this normal or do I have a faulty cpu? I'd like to know for sure while I still have time to get a replacement. Thanks,
PS: The interval that this is happening is about every 5 seconds. The drop sustains for about 1-2 seconds, then ramps back up, only to drop again another 5 seconds later. When playing Call of Duty UO (Old game) My frame rate drops from about 500 to less than 100 at about the same intervals. When palying modern games however, this doesn't happen. They seem smooth as silk. I'm still concerned though, seems unusual.