CPU-Z is monitoring my processor weird

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    I have the E4500 Processor and it shows Core Speed at 1197.2MHz with a Multiplier x 6.0 and everyonce in a while it'll show Core Speed at 2194.2MHz with a Multiplier x 11.0.

    This is a 2.2ghz processor. Why would it be switching up like that?

    Is it because at the current time I'm not using both cores?
     
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    It's the intel speedstep power saving feature. When the CPU isn't under a lot of load, it will run slower to reduce power usage.
     
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    ok, thank god. I was just making sure. I figured that was the case but my roommate was like you have something wrong.

    I swapped processors from a Pentium D 805 to a Pentium Core 2 Duo E4500 and I was getting CPU load error. I noticed the CPU-Z thing and was like well maybe if I update the bios it'll help, I did that and still had the problem.

    Guess it's not a problem.
     
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    yeah I thought there was something wrong when I first built my computer. Instead of reading 2.6 it was reading 2.0 but when I put a load on it, it would increase.
     

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