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Wolfx25 January 19, 2009 12:58 PM

E8500 Random underclocking
 
Hey all,

I recently ran CPUZ and Nvidia system monitor on my system after noticing a performance hit in some of my games. Both reported that the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 was running at 2.0ghz, as apposed to the regular speed of 3.16 ghz. However, when i turn on my pc, the boot screen reports that the pc is still running at 3.16 ghz. What gives?

Wolfx25

enaberif January 19, 2009 01:02 PM

*bangs head on desk*

And where is that write up Chilly?

Wolfx25 January 19, 2009 01:04 PM

What?

enaberif January 19, 2009 01:05 PM

Hardware Canucks - Search Forums

I'm really trying to hold myself together, but if you took a few minutes to search here or even on google you would have gotten an answer.

Its more common than the sun rising up in the morning.

werty316 January 19, 2009 01:06 PM

Go into your motherboard's BIOS & turn off Intel Speedstep and C1E.

enaberif January 19, 2009 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by werty316 (Post 140692)
Go into your motherboard's BIOS & turn off Intel Speedstep and C1E.

You don't need to turn it off unless you plan to overclock otherwise leave it on it doesn't hurt anything.

Wolfx25 January 19, 2009 01:10 PM

Wow, I feel like a complete idiot :(. I'm already having trouble with my graphics card, so I kinda just panicked.

thenewguy001 January 19, 2009 01:50 PM

No need to be condescending now. Not everyone knows about speedstep outside the geek community.

enaberif January 19, 2009 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenewguy001 (Post 140726)
No need to be condescending now. Not everyone knows about speedstep outside the geek community.

Nobody is condescending.

This topic has come up TWICE in the last week.

SKYMTL January 19, 2009 02:10 PM

Actually, make that three times.

However, this is a very common question. Personally, I prefer to keep SpeedStep enabled when I am not overclocking.


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