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Old 09-29-2008, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an Intel E7200 2.53Ghz CPU. I ran CPU-Z and it said that my cpu was running at 1.66Ghz. Can some one please explain this to me? also i think my temps may be a little hot, CPU and GPU are both idling at 55C, is this normal?
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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was there a load on the computer? the cards multiplier is 9.5 (266 Mhz x 9.5 = 2.53 Ghz) but without a load i think it will cut the multiplier down to 6 or so.

Your temps are running a little hot. Is it just the stock heat sink and fan? need more info on your case, fans, and type/brand of cooler.
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Default Re: CPU running lower than stock speed.

Have you actually checked your system information to see what your processor is running at?
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I had no other programs running but CPU-Z. I have the Raidmax Smilodon case Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Computer Cases with 2 small fans(1 over CPU and Cooler) and 2 bigger fans(not sure of sizes). i am using the Zalman 9700 cooler Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks. CPU-Z is the only thing i used to check my system ever.

Naphtali14 i have to correct myself on CPU-Z being the only program, i have used the nvidia system monitor program, thats how i got the temps. my mobo is idling at 34c and the mobo fan speed is over 2100RPM. My cooler fan speed is running at around 1220RPM.
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You need to use the search more, as there is a whole sticky on this
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hmm, i didnt even think of that. i'll see what i can find. thanks
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one more person getting confused over speed step, WHY INTEL WHY DID U HAVE TO MAKE SPEED STEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WILL IT EVER END!!!!!!!!!
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Lol yeah, just another case of the CPU speed being clocked down to conserve power. I think there should be a sentence or two on the matter that they have to agree they have read when they sign up. Like in TechForums Terms and Conditions of entry/membership.
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Speedstep was already disabled, thats why i posted this tread. I have searched and all i found was ppl saying to turn Speedstep off and it will fix this problem. My problem has not been fixed. Any other ideas?
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Well i dont know what happened but everything is back to normal, CPU speed and cpu temp. Thank you all for replying.
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