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e8500 only running @ 2.66ghz
jonno4130 
3/9/08 4:21:32 PM
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So im building my first PC. its all put together, rather excited. i plug the monitor in and hit the power button to see if it posts - it does! Victory!

I head into the BIOS to make sure everything is fine and dandy when i see that my shiny new e8500 is only running at 2.66ghz. thats a 333 FSB and a 8x multi. i go to change the multi and it says 9x max. WTF?

Im no expert, like i said, this is my first PC build. atm im putting this down to the fact i havent installed windows yet, and therefore havent installed drivers and updated the BIOS if needed.

Or should i be worried right now?

Edit: Oh yeah, im running it on a gigabyte Ga-x48-ds4


Edited by jonno4130: 3/9/2008 04:26:16 PM

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ultra57 
3/9/08 5:08:12 PM
Master
Firstly just chill...update the bios because the e8600 is a fairly new chip and that should work.

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jonno4130 
3/9/08 6:03:41 PM
Serf
its an e8500 so you would think it would work straight up. anyway, ill grab vista this weekend and install and go from there, hopefully it will fix it.

i was just wondering why it would go from 3.16ghz to 2.66?


Edited by jonno4130: 3/9/2008 06:04:23 PM

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ultra57 
3/9/08 8:16:22 PM
Master
yeh sorry mate... it is a bit strange. Do you know what stepping it is? because a new E8500 just came out with the same name as the old one..so you might of got the new model. If not you should easily be able to overclock it back to 3.16ghz

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tantryl 
3/9/08 8:33:37 PM
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http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2810

E8500 should be supported by the original BIOS.

Reset BIOS to defaults, install your OS, run Prime 95 25.6: http://mersenne.org/gimps/p95v256.zip

And see if it's just the good ole SpeedStep kicking in with CPU-Z: http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz_147.zip


Edited by tantryl: 3/9/2008 08:33:49 PM

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ultra57 
3/9/08 8:58:27 PM
Master
+1 speedstep is a bitch forgot about that one.

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Sir Mean Mr. Mustard 
3/9/08 10:37:57 PM
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I installed an E8400 on a cheap Gigabite mobo and the Multiplyer was auto set to 8 and couldent go to 9

A bios re-set dident fix it... i then had to do a bios update and set it manualy and it worked fine


Edited by Sir Mean Mr. Mustard: 3/9/2008 10:41:43 PM

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Shikimaru 
3/9/08 11:29:40 PM
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You may have a setting to enable n/2 multi, that will give you the 9.5X multi that you need to achieve 3.16GHz stock :)

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shroomos 
4/9/08 12:59:07 PM
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i had this problem recently. Bios had multiplier set to 8 instead of 9.5. Change in bios, is fine now.The .5 had to be set with the option underneath multiplier... i cant remember of the top of my head what it was called, but it allowed u to add incremental multiplier figures ie. .5. This is not a speedstep issue, and, this may not require a bios update, mine didnt.


Edited by shroomos: 4/9/2008 02:08:40 PM

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jonno4130 
4/9/08 3:14:58 PM
Serf
Cheers guys! I left my computer at work to tinker on when nothing is happening so ill try it tonight.

Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know how it goes.

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Fat_Bodybuilder 
4/9/08 4:16:22 PM
Titan

Quote by tantryl
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2810

E8500 should be supported by the original BIOS.

Reset BIOS to defaults, install your OS, run Prime 95 25.6: http://mersenne.org/gimps/p95v256.zip

And see if it's just the good ole SpeedStep kicking in with CPU-Z: http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz_147.zip


Edited by tantryl: 3/9/2008 08:33:49 PM



As far as I read, he says it says 2.66GHz in the BIOS, and his prob is that the max multi is 9.

@OP, Head into MIT where you can change the multi to 9, and there should be a option directly underneath it to set the .5 multi up.

Also, just while you're there, turn of speedstep and C1E.

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SceptreCore 
4/9/08 5:04:33 PM
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Yep that's all, by default it has just set you multiplier incorrectly, just set it 9.5 and all is well.

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Xen 
5/9/08 1:28:39 PM
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Had the same problem with my setup with the E8500... you would'nt be running pc-8500 RAM would you? Ive found with various systems that the BIOS will under clock the cpu to try to match the ram.

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lukey1990 
5/9/08 3:44:31 PM
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Quote by shroomos
i had this problem recently. Bios had multiplier set to 8 instead of 9.5. Change in bios, is fine now.The .5 had to be set with the option underneath multiplier... i cant remember of the top of my head what it was called, but it allowed u to add incremental multiplier figures ie. .5. This is not a speedstep issue, and, this may not require a bios update, mine didnt.


Edited by shroomos: 4/9/2008 02:08:40 PM



+1.

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jonno4130 
5/9/08 5:38:08 PM
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Cheers guys, thanks for the advice!

changed multi to 9, added .5 to it, hit 3.16 no sweat. Thanks again!

FB - not sure where or what speedstep and C1E are. cant find them in the BIOS. is that a generic name for something and Gigabyte would have its on slang for it?

Xen, pretty much have the same specs, so it probably was the RAM. might pm you when i try my first overclock, see what settings you have for yours.

once its all up and running, and i have done some benchmarks at standard, im gonna to try for 4ghz. might be easy to some but it will be my first time overclocking, so its a bit daunting. the rig is together, just waiting on vista 64bit to get here from pccasegear and my screen is on back order from another mob. got a spare 19inch lcd to use till then.

again, thanks everyone, im new here to atomic - finding the advice and help really beneficial!

gotta figure out how to "quote" people on this forum... might make it easier to read..


Edited by jonno4130: 5/9/2008 5:42:58 PM

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ultra57 
5/9/08 9:40:28 PM
Master
To quote just reply to their post...

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shroomos 
6/9/08 11:35:41 AM
Serf
Quote by lukey1990

+1.



Lukey... u wish u had a e8500, to get full performance from your 2600pro

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lukey1990 
6/9/08 10:36:06 PM
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Quote by shroomos
Lukey... u wish u had a e8500, to get full performance from your 2600pro



Lol.

I hardly think so.

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SceptreCore 
8/9/08 2:02:55 PM
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Quote by shroomos
Quote by lukey1990

+1.



Lukey... u wish u had a e8500, to get full performance from your 2600pro



LOL.... yeah Lukey finds himself rather lacking in the CPU > GPU bandwidth department.

It struggles even with an 6800 nvidia card weren't you saying Lukey? :P

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