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AMD Phenom II x4 970 at 800Mhz

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August 6, 2012 6:20:04 PM

Hello,
i found out that my cpu is running at 800mhz per core and isn't at he 3.5ghz its supposed to be at, any help? yes cool n quiet is enabled and the bios are left in default setting, however the clock speed does not increase when I am for example gaming or running a virus scan.

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a c 186 à CPUs
August 6, 2012 6:20:50 PM

Download a CPU Stressing program like Prime95 and check the speeds when under load.
a b à CPUs
August 6, 2012 6:36:24 PM

Could be incompatible board what mobo is it?
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a c 78 à CPUs
August 6, 2012 7:59:40 PM

What motherboard are you running? If you're running a mobo that has too low of a TDP or doesn't support it, thats why its running at 800mhz.
August 6, 2012 8:16:09 PM

If C and Q and C1E are both enabled than your system will only get the juice when it needs it, run a stress test like Prime 95 and then check if you have Hardware monitor you can see if the cpu is getting the proper wattage during the test.
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August 6, 2012 8:18:43 PM

I had the same problem with a friend's pc, his CPU would stay at 800Mhz even while running prime95, BIOS settings were fine, set Cool n' Quiet to off, eventually I found out that the day before he was toying around with this ASUS AMD utility to "fine-tune" and set his CPU to low profile or something like that, I put it back to auto and problem solved.
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August 7, 2012 11:35:15 AM

amuffin said:
Download a CPU Stressing program like Prime95 and check the speeds when under load.

I've tried prime95 with no luck the clock just doesn't scale up.
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August 7, 2012 11:38:29 AM

wr6133 said:
Could be incompatible board what mobo is it?

It's a ASRock N68-GE3 UCC.
a c 283 à CPUs
August 7, 2012 3:43:10 PM

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It's a ASRock N68-GE3 UCC.


THAT would be your problem. The 970 BE is a 125W TDP CPU and that board only supports up to 95W TDP CPU's.

I've seen this problem here before a few times, actually, when a motherboard won't support the TDP of the CPU, it just runs at minimum speed. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do but get a new motherboard.

Also, just to show you, no 970 on the supported CPU's list for that board. http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68-GE3%20UCC/?cat=CPU
September 24, 2012 1:19:20 AM

I too am having the same problem, but with the ASUS M4A78T-E. Anybody have a link to supported CPU'S for this mobo....?
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September 24, 2012 1:24:23 AM

tdot228 said:
I too am having the same problem, but with the ASUS M4A78T-E. Anybody have a link to supported CPU'S for this mobo....?


http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A78TE/#CPUS

That board supports 125W CPU's (and even the 140W version of the 965BE), though. You may need a BIOS update though.
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September 25, 2012 4:17:46 AM

yes, urs does, cool and quiet is there for low cpu use situations, like web browsing, when more is needed the speed increases back to stock. I used it for a while but realized that i like full speed all the time better.
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