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processor changing speed??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nailezs, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Nailezs

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    was lookin in realtemp and noticed that my process or is only reading 2GHz!! wtf mate!

    is this normal or is something wrong?
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's called Intel SpeedStep and C1E. They are power saving features. If you want to turn them off there should be options in yout BIOS.
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    hmm, its odd though. i look at realtemp a lot and have never seen this...even when the computer is just sittin doin nothin
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    well since an E8500 doesnt run with a 6 multi unless set in bios to do so, or speed step is controlling it, I have to say you just didnt notice it.
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    cpu clock drop down when it is idle for less heat and power safe
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    Absolutely normal :toast:
    Intel SpeedStep it is call, and AMD's is Cool'n Quiet.

    My Turion Ultra drops to 200*2.5 = 500Mhz on idle :laugh:
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    Your CPU has what is known as Enhanced Speedstep Technology, Basically meaning when idle the CPU will drop its speed to save on power draw and temperature, it will speed back up when the demand is increased, such as when playing games.

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