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    Default ud3r/q9550 underclocked?

    Hi... I posted here earlier about my first build, and it's been running great. However, I noticed in cpuz that the core was running at 2ghz, and the multiplier was 6.
    In the MIT in bios it shows a multiplier of 8.5
    I would like to get this thing running at least at stock speed, or if someone can point me in the right direction for a slight (3.2ghz?) overclock, it would be great.
    Thanks in advance for any help

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    Default Re: ud3r/q9550 underclocked?

    Here are some system specs:
    Gigabyte GA_EP45-UD3R P45 775r
    Intel Q9550 @2.83 (e0)
    msi GTX260+ OCV2 (216 cores)
    GSkill 2Gx2 f2-8500cl5d-4gbpk
    Asus arctic square cooler w/arctic silver 5 thermal paste
    windows XP sp3
    WD 640g HD
    Rosewill 600watt PSU

    I've run prime95 and some games and temps have been good. Speedfan shows temp#1 (southbridge?)a little warm but not bad.

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    Default Re: ud3r/q9550 underclocked?

    I noticed when the cpu is under a load (Either from OCCT or a game) the multiplier jumps back up to 8.5 and the clock speed is the normal 2.83

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    Default Re: ud3r/q9550 underclocked?

    In bios, check if you have "CPU Eist Function"=Enabled.
    In case you do, this function will allow you to run at lower clock setting when doing nothing in windows. Disable if you'd like your cpu running at stock speeds all the time.
    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R Rev. 1.1 F6 BIOS
    Core 2 Quad Q9550 SLB8V(Revision E0)
    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4830
    G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 SDRAM 1066(PC2 8500)
    LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner/LightScribe Black SATA
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB
    Cooler Master RC-690

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    Default Re: ud3r/q9550 underclocked?

    Thanks Stavogoliam... I disabled eist, but it didn't help. I was thinking it might be some kind of cpu throttling too.

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    Default Re: ud3r/q9550 underclocked?

    It probably is.. as stav said,make sure the bios change are saved,sometimes bios will revert to default if it doesnt like them.

    Otherwise cpu will poot up at the lowest speed it needs.Enabled is handy for checking your cpu temp is 7-10 degrees above outside air temp at idle tho.
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    Default Re: ud3r/q9550 underclocked?

    The mobo manual briefly describes these settings. They are basically power saving options that lower power consumption and heat under lighter loads.

    These are the recommended settings while overclocking:
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) .........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function...........................: [Disabled]

    Under moderate to full loads, your system will run at full speeds. The main window in cpu-z will show any changes while your system is running.

    To overclock your system, check this post for the info we will need.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: ud3r/q9550 underclocked?

    Thanks ProfJim! That worked... I don't mind saving power, I just wated to make sure my new rig was OK. I'll spend the next week or so trying to educate myself by reading other posts, and I'll get back with all my info for a mild overclock (Stability and longevity as well a quiet fans are priorities for me so it wont be anything extreme).
    Thanks again for everyone's patience.

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    Default Re: ud3r/q9550 underclocked?

    If you don't mind a schizophrenic system, you can have the best of all worlds; quiet, low power setup, moderate o/c, & screaming o/c. It's all a matter of saving multiple bios profiles. Read the first part of this post for more info.

    Glad to have helped out.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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