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Old January 19, 2009, 11:58 AM
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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?

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And where is that write up Chilly?
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Old January 19, 2009, 12:04 PM
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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.

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Old January 19, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Go into your motherboard's BIOS & turn off Intel Speedstep and C1E.
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Old January 19, 2009, 12:09 PM
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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.
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Old January 19, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Wow, I feel like a complete idiot :(. I'm already having trouble with my graphics card, so I kinda just panicked.
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No need to be condescending now. Not everyone knows about speedstep outside the geek community.
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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.
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Old January 19, 2009, 01:10 PM
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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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