So I'm starting to notice that my i3-2120 is not performing to its full potential. When running a game like Minecraft or using Vegas Pro at Full Load or greater than 90% usage, the i3's multiplier will gradually drop and the block clock will fluctuate. After dropping, the multiplier will then gradually speed back up and repeat the process.
Here is what I've noticed:
When using EasyTune6, The multiplier will drop and the BCLK speed will fluctuate.
Sorry I dont know the EasyTune6 software but due to Intel® SpeedStep® on the processor it may step down to running at 1.6GHz to save on power if it isnt doing anything. So you may see a time when the processor has completed the work for a time and is just waiting till it needs to do some additional work.
It shouldn't be using SpeedStep, since I turned it off in the bios. Additionally, I don't think that it would try to save power or clock it down while using more than 90% of the CPU at load. Thanks for the quick reply
Btw, I just added that info above. Sorry about that