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Core Speed Stepping and BIOs Changing


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Feb 1, 2010
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Hi, I have a few different questions. Here's my specs:

Windows Home Edition
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 @ 2.13 GHz
Intel DP965LT
1x2 gigs of Micron Tech (333 MHz); 1x2 gigs of G.Skill(400 MHz)
GeForce 8600 GT

Question 1: My Core speed is stepping from 1598 MHz - 2131 MHz and the multiplier changes from x 6.0 - x 8.0. My friend disabled stepping for me, but that did nothing.

Question 2: My BIOS settings are locked, so I can't overclock/mess with the settings. Additional Info: The date on my BIOS is 3/26/2009. I'm not sure if that is the latest version, but that was the latest one that I could find.

Question 3: Since I couldn't manually change the BIOS settings, I used SetFSB. It worked, but once I restarted my computer, the settings went back to default. (Funny Event: After I overclocked my cpu, I got into a scrim in Counter-Strike and it looked like I was speed hacking. I was running really fast for a little bit (then lagged, then repeated), and when I fired a gun, I could fire about 2 times faster than everyone else could LMAO!)

Does anyone have any clue how to fix any of these problems?

Thanks in advance TPU members!
Oct 26, 2009
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barrie ont
Processor Phenom II 965
Motherboard Biostar TA870+
Cooling Zalman CNPS10X Performa
Memory Kingston hyperx 1600mhz 2x8gb
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Storage Seagate 500gb, Wd 1tb black
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Case Thermaltake v3 black edition
Audio Device(s) onboard, Logitech x540
Power Supply Antec true power modular 650 watt
Software Windows 7 x64 ultimate
for starter's get rid of that awful motherboard, if u attend to overclock, also never heard of ddr2 400mhz dimms?
Apr 21, 2005
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Video Card(s) HD 2900 XT 858/900 to 4870 to 5870 (Keep Vreg area clean)
Storage 2
Display(s) 24"
Case P180
Audio Device(s) X-fi Plantinum
Power Supply Silencer 750
Software XP Pro SP3 to Windows 7
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How did you friend disable speedstepping?


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Oct 6, 2004
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System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
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Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
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1. disable C1E as well. why are you even turning it off?

2. thats not a question.

3. you'll need to set it to start with windows and auto apply the settings.