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Old 04-10-2008, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I want to start off by saying what a great community you guys(and girls) have here. I just built my first computer and found tech forums a great help in doing so. I posted here a month or so ago asking for help on advise on hardware and found everyone helpful and honest. As I started to build it I had a few questions, so I just jumped on here and did a search for the info I needed and i was here. I was a little nervous about the build, but I got it done and it fired right up and is working fine.Thanks so much for the help!
The specs of my new rig are:
Intel Core2 Duo e8400 3.0 Ghz
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the question I have is.. when I have CPUZ up it says the CPU core seed is 2000MHz. My easy tuner says its 2999. what gives?
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I havent changed anything in BIOS except the voltage for the RAM wich is rated for 2.2 volts, so I bumped it up to that. Is one of these programs giving me the wrong info. If so how do I correct it? I want to get all I can out of this setup, so Ive thought about OCing it a little maybe. Any Advice? Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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awesome computer you got there.

Nothing is wrong with the computer, you just have speed step enabled which lowers your CPU's multipler when idle (Firefoxing, Solitaring). Its acually a really good feature to use since you will play full blast 3ghz during games and you letting your cpu relax during idle @ 2ghz.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Easy tune sees the CPU's actual speed. CPUz sees the speed of the CPU at the moment. You most likely have speedstep. There's nothing wrong with your computer, you're just saving your CPU some stress by lowering the speed while idle. Idle can also be internet surfing and other simple tasks.

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lol, I didn't see darkside's post.

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CPU Speed Changing? Speedstep and Cool and Quiet Technology Explained

Its Speedstep, if you want an in depth explanation ^^^^
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Thanx for the replies. If I would have thought about it long enough I should have figured it out, Ive read the article about speedstepping. Now its time to get serious and read up on OCing.
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there are plenty of oc'ing articles on here that are very helpful, just do a quick search for them
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Your experience here reminds me of my build , about 16 months ago.

Everybody here is really helpful.. they helped me out tremendously also.

I learned alot building my own pc, loved every minute of it...I am sure you did also.

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You can find the best OCing articles on this forum. Just remember two important rules

1) Don't be scared
2) Watch your temps

Have fun, and be careful. lol, but mostly have fun

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another rule is don't be demanding and don't over do it!!
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