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Amd phenom II 965 3.4ghz help!

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November 8, 2011 2:43:05 PM

i just installed cpu z on my pc,and i was wandering why the core speed is sitting on 800mhz when it's supposed to be 3400mhz......sometimes it jumps between 800 to 2200 but not higher...is that normal?

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November 8, 2011 2:48:37 PM

Just run some program that will stress the CPU a little, and the speed will jump.
The clock is so low because there is no need for more. With Cool and Quiet enabled, this is a way the system saves power and stays cool and quiet :) 
November 8, 2011 2:51:11 PM

wow,tnx man was rly scared that smthing was wrong with it...by the way what's the normal temp for my cpu when playing games?
atm is sitting 40-50 degrees but when im playing bf3 goes up to 80
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November 8, 2011 3:45:25 PM

80 is too much, that's a problem. Is your heatsink and fan properly installed?
November 8, 2011 3:57:32 PM

yea,it's mostly sitting on 40-60 when playing wow,but when go with bf its between 70-80,and my fan/heatsink was installed by the company i bought the pc,so i don't think that's the problem...i was thinking about thermal paste change,it's probably time...around 3years now that i have this pc...
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November 8, 2011 4:09:08 PM

Is the inside of the PC clean? If you haven't cleaned it a 3year old PC would be full of dust horribly chocking the cooling and causing over heating.
November 8, 2011 4:16:51 PM

i recently had it cleared from the dust...as much as i could&reach....so i don't think it's that...
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