Yes, Most edition of Windows throttle the cpu. And I completely understand Speedstep.
My question is why RC isn't going to the lowest multiplier. A bug?
x6 is the minimum, not x8. But it sits on x8 all the time while idle.
Varies up during load (x8,x10,x13,x14) - but settles on x8 again.
Only very brief periods will I see x6.
Even the bloated Vista will pull down to x6 once its finished licking itself.
And stay there until bidden.
Must be a chipset driver issue. High Performance mode seems to just go directly to the highest multiplier until the job is finished, balanced selects any multi available as required, Power Saver only lets it run upto x8. But all modes nearly always ignore x6.