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Gigabyte motherboard underclocks my CPU? D:


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I know this isn't exactly overclocking, but I'm really at a loss and don't know where else to put this.


I have two Gigabyte boards. One is a P35C-DS3R, the other is a GA-945GM-S2. The former has a Core 2 Quad @ 2.4GHz and the latter has a Core 2 Duo @ 2.53GHz. Both CPUs were downclocked to 1.6GHz, by their boards, for some strange reason. On the P35C-DS3R, which is a higher end board with overclocking features, I was able to fix this by "overclocking" the CPU, which was really setting the CPU to its stock 266 FSB and 9x multiplier (the board had it at 200 and 6x). The GA-945GM-S2, however, has the correct FSB, 266, but the incorrect multiplier - 6x instead of 9.5x. This board is low-end and has no overclocking features for the CPU, so I can't manually set the correct multiplier. I can't figure out why this happened to both of my CPUs/boards, as it's not happening to everyone with these boards.


Quick things I've already tried:

-updating BIOS

-yes, the CPU is supported

-running a few 1080p videos to see if it would crank up the CPU

-turn off EIST

-turn off C1E


I really don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?




Edit: Nevermind, I misunderstood Gigabyte's CPU compatibility list. :\

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