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CPU seems to under clock itself

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The frequency will start off at 4500.00mhz than over time it seems to go back down to 1600.mhz i don't actually know whats going on:banghead:
 
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What is Enhanced Intel Speedstep® Technology?
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology is an advanced means of enabling very high performance while also meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStep technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load.

http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-028855.htm
 

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Its called power saving features (Speedstep, C1 states and so on). These on sandy bridge and ivy bridge are a good thing and they actually help when OCing.
 
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should be bios setting to change it, if it matters to ya, but it should kick into high gear when needed anyways ;)
 
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As others have said its Intel Speed step Tec...on AMD its called Cool&Quiet
Keep it on since you really don't want all that voltage running thru your cpu all the time...This is a good thing btw...

You can test to make sure its running up to 4.5ghz by running something like Wprime with CPU-Z open
 
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Is it downclocking and going because of load. That is the correct behavior. I had a problem where I have to turn off eist/turboboost or else my cpu won't clock back up. If that is what you are having then it is a problem.
 
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Normal. But it shouldn't do it under a load
 
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Okay guys thanks i was a little worried but now i feel better about the situation :)
 
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I'm running into the same issue but with an overclocked Q6600, which starts lowering its multiplier automatically in prime95 like crazy and just shuts down in Intel BurnTest after a minute and it's not temperatures, so back to stock.

Edit: Even with stock clocks it does this downclock (Not the shutdown), which is weird.
 
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