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# 14285 25-Jun-2007 22:59
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Hi, I recently bought a Gigabyt Ga-N680Sli-Dq6 Motherboard with a Core 2 Duo E6700 (@ 2.66Ghz) CPU with Vista Ultimate.. I decided to overclock it, so I went into bios and changed the CPU Host frequency from 266mhz to 300mhz (the clock ratio is 10x). I save settings and restarted the computer. Now, at the post screen, it says my cpu is at 3.0ghz, but in vista's system info, it says it's still at 2.66ghz. When I open cpu-z, the core speed is only 1.8ghz (with multiplier of 6x), and the Bus speed at 300mhz (the bus speed seems to be the only thing that changed).

I just want to know, is it actually overclocking?

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  # 75930 25-Jun-2007 23:02
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I'n not sure about CPU-Z but Vista won't show a change to your CPU in system properties as it recognises the CPU model and it's stock speed.

Try a program called Core Temp and see what that says

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  # 75932 25-Jun-2007 23:51
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Check you are using the latest version of CPU-Z also. Failing that you could always just run super pi to see if it makes a difference to your computation times and prime 95 to check its stable at that speed (in this weather you would hope so).


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  # 75935 26-Jun-2007 00:12
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wat i dnt get is y it duznt update in cpu-z (i got latest version) and windows vista systems place. my friend overclocked his athlon64 3000+, and the correct clock frequencies showed up on cpu-z and windows vista system place, but for my computer, it duznt, only at the post screen. it's really weird. maybe my comp hate asians.

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  # 75942 26-Jun-2007 08:18
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WL13: wat / i / dnt / y / duznt / duznt

Words like this are incredibly hard to read, and are against the forum rules. You will also get far more responses by using standard English (people see the text speak and just ignore the post). Be considerate, use standard English, do not use SMS abbreviations, this will help everyone understand your message.

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