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E8400 clock stuck at 2GHz in CPU-Z

By geno2k3
Jan 28, 2011
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  1. Hi i just recently installed a E8400 and i check on CPU-Z and the clock is stuck at 2ghz.

    I look online and it tells me to turn off speed step but in my bios there is no option to do so.

    My mobo is a 0RY007 from dell.
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    There is no need to turn off speedstep.
    Put your CPU under load, there is probably nothing wrong.
     
  3. geno2k3

    geno2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Is there any way to get it to clock 3ghz no matter what? Cause when i was playing one of my games it was still clocked at 2ghz.
     
  4. geno2k3

    geno2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Even under 40% load and 40 c it still does not shoot up to 9x multiplier. While playing Call of Duty 4
     
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    If its only hitting 40% then why would it jump up

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
  6. geno2k3

    geno2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    [​IMG]

    Even under 100% load the CPU does not go up to 3ghz.

    Help me please.
     
  7. geno2k3

    geno2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    anyone? bump.
     
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    The only way I know is to disable the limiter from BIOS. Strange that the Dell BIOS ships without it.
     
  9. geno2k3

    geno2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Ok someone in another forum helped me. It now shoots up to 3ghz sometimes
     
  10. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Sometimes as in? How did you get the limiter off?
     
  11. geno2k3

    geno2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    When it goes under load it goes up to 3ghz. Like when im playing games or doing anything that requires alot of the CPU.

    I updated the BIOS now the multiplier is unlocked.

    In call of duty 4 i now get 250 fps constant over 125. Amazing difference a bios update did.
     

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