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Windows 7: E6850 3.0ghz intel chip

17 Mar 2011   #1

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E6850 3.0ghz intel chip

I was just curious because of my own problem lately and noticing I am by far not alone on the issue it seems to affect multiple motherboards from multiple manufacturers.

Anyhow the default multiplier for this chip is supposed to be 9, but it seems a lot of motherboards and systems are defaulting it to 6 effectively making it a 2ghz chip. (it even gets reported incorrectly in some cases until you run cpu-z or check your system specs later down the road)

I was curious if anyone else around here has experienced it?

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17 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

It is called SpeedStep, it helps the CPU stay cool when not under load.
Its nothing to be concerned about or to turn off.

SpeedStep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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17 Mar 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

no this problem persist even when prime or another stress test / benchmark is under way. that was the first thing I checked. Manually changing the multiplier actually gained me a full 1.5 points in my experience score for cpu as well.

The problem actually didn't occur for me until I updated my motherboard bios to the latest for compatibility with my newer ati graphics card.
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