Why does my processors multiplyer keep changing?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by rhyguy, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. rhyguy

    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

    Jul 21, 2007
    I overclocked my q6600, and in cpuz, the processor goes from 6X333 to 9X333 seeimingly randomly
  2. Zarcon

    Zarcon .:~Enigmatic Wanderer~:.

    Former Staff
    Nov 6, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario
    Your motherboard probably has...I don't know the technical term, but basically it's a feature that underclocks your CPU when your computer isn't doing much and raises it back to normal (or your overclock) when it needs to.
  3. Gman 101

    Gman 101 GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 7, 2007
    Karkand & Mashtuur City
    Is your mobo an Asus? Maybe it has what Zarcon said above... or maybe your power supply has problems? Go to the whirlpool forums and ask there, it's an Aussie forum for tech heads. They should know.
  4. slayerspud

    slayerspud GBAtemp Fan

    May 20, 2006
    It's called speedstep. You may as well leave iton though as all it does is underclock your CPU when it is not being used to save power.
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