I7 2600k bclk lowered

For some reason my bclk on my i7 2600k has lowered itself, according to easy tune 6 and in my bios. I noticed this today after installing another stick of 4 gig corsair vengeance... But to be honest it could of been lowered before then, i just noticed after installing ram...

It bounced around happily with a bclk of 100, now its sitting around 99 as you can see in the picture, it bounces around nicely still but would love to know why it dropped a piece, not that it matters it still runs fine.

In easy tune and bios the bclk is already set on 100 but clearly states its only 99.

Is there some reason why it would lower itself?

Did it change because i added more ram. I have 2 sticks of 4 gig running at 13.33 (which has itself lowered to around 13.something) although its 1600mhz naturally.

Heres my specs if it helps...


CPU i7 2600k @ 3.8ghz
8 gig Corsair Vengence 1333mhz
64GB OCZ Agility III Solid State Hard Drive
Gigabyte GTX 460 Super overclock
Gigabyte Z77-D3h Motherboard
OCZ 750 watt Zs series
Artic cooling i30


http://s16.postimage.org/5wi3q8tap/cpu_timings.jpg
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  1. 99.88 = 100
  2. This is simply standard variation, nothing out of the ordinary. Having exactly 100 Mhz BCLK is pretty much impossible.

    This is not unique to your processor at all, every processor in existence has variations on the clock speed, voltage aswell.
  3. Yeah its close, but why the drop it always was on 100, never ever dropped below...
  4. You say impossible, but very possible since i built the machine it always sat at 100 with a multiplier of 38... My machine is running just fine, with this new found bclk but its puzzling me, is it the instillation on the ram that caused this.
  5. gambin0 said:
    You say impossible, but very possible since i built the machine it always sat at 100 with a multiplier of 38... My machine is running just fine, with this new found bclk but its puzzling me, is it the instillation on the ram that caused this.



    Either way, your entire question is actually irrelevant.

    You lose 4Mhz. It's only a 0.12% speed loss, insignificant.
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