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Old 07-21-2011, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy CPU core running really slow (I think?)

Here is an image from Speccy of my CPU tab:


As you can see one of my four cores is running at about 800 MHz

The CPU is a quad core 3.0 GHz processor, any ideas why one would be reading so low?
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That might be Cool N Quiet. It will clock down on the fly when you are not running intensive software.
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Does it do that during load? Or is that just during idle? Try running something like Orthos or SuperPi (CPU stress tests) and see if the frequency changes.
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Ran SuperPi and it shot up to 3010.0 MHz, thanks guys I wasn't sure if something was wrong but figured I'd check
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No problem, glad it wasn't anything actually hindering you.
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I find it odd the other 3 did not toggle down too.

I will say, you should be very happy with your 31-32C temps - those are excellent!
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