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Old 10-14-2007, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Help! Quad core problems.

Im worried, ive got my quad core installed, when I have overclocked, only one clock has gone up! Check these screens, they keep flicking in between to 2 speeds. As you can see I cant select which core I want.

Ok so the first says 1.9 when its meant to be 2.4!!!! and the multiplyer is 6 which should be 9



And this is the correct overclocked one. Which everything is right.


Im confused, theres no options to enable quad cores, and I have the latest bios. Any ideas?
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help! Quad core problems.

you have a heat problem, when the cpu gets hot enough it will throttle its speed so it wont overheat and have to shutdown, if you have a stock HSF than put it back to stock and dont OC unless you set it lower or get a better HSF. if you do have an aftermarket cooler than i suggest making sure you set it up right
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Help! Quad core problems.

My CPU is running at 30'C with an aftermarket cooler. And it did the same when it was running stock
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Default Re: Help! Quad core problems.

isnt that speedstep when the CPU doesnt need to use its full potention it doesnt ?

coz im thinking you have loads of programs that only have the ability to use 1 core thats why 1 of them is at high clock speed and the others are lower as you only have a few programs with the ability to make use of more than 1 core ?

jus my opinion
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you have a heat problem, when the cpu gets hot enough it will throttle its speed so it wont overheat and have to shutdown, if you have a stock HSF than put it back to stock and dont OC unless you set it lower or get a better HSF. if you do have an aftermarket cooler than i suggest making sure you set it up right
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isnt that speedstep when the CPU doesnt need to use its full potention it doesnt ?
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Load something up and watch your cpu hit its rated speed.
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Default Re: Help! Quad core problems.

ya its not going to run full speed to save power
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:21 PM   #7
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Default Re: Help! Quad core problems.

It's simply not running at full speed when it has a very low load. This is intel speedstep?
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:00 PM   #8
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Default Re: Help! Quad core problems.

My friend's Core 2 Duo is like this. When the cpu load is low, it reduces the voltage to make less heat, but kicks it back up when playing a game or something. Pretty similar to the Cool 'n Quiet feature of AMD64.
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Default Re: Help! Quad core problems.

Yup, just turn Speedstep off in the bios.
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Yup, just turn Speedstep off in the bios.
yeah, that should take care of it. Default multiplier on a quad is 9x right? your's is at 6 right now, so it does look like speedstep is poking it's ugly head in.
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