My system is hooked up and i am viewing cpu-z right now checking my core speed. I have bus speed at 108 and it is 4.5ghz but when i'm sitting idle or if something is downloading, the core speed drops to 1.7ghz! Whats up with this. I have the settings in the bios turned off that say anything about power saving!
This is likely Windows' power management using SpeedStep. You'll have to go into power management settings and set the "minimum CPU state" to 100% if you do not want Windows to dial down clock multipliers while idle.
If you run something that requires a fair amount of CPU-power, the clock speed will go back up until the job is done, no need to disable speedstep and waste power.
These are some of the fastest replies I have ever gotten anywhere! thanks so much guys. I looked again to make sure speedstep was disabled and it wasn't after all. I could have sworn I already disabled it. Oh well systems running great. Thanks again all of you