Stuck at 1.60 Ghz

klosterdev

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So I bought an Intel cpu that was 2.4something Ghz, and the motherboard recognized it as 2.66 and treated it as such. I did a load test by encoding video, and suddenly in the middle of it the cpu started throttling like crazy. Once it was done, I restarted the computer and lowered the multiplier, and it's still like that. So I lowered it even more and now I've got this

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Is the cpu screwed?
 

lockdownx1x

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1. Did you set the Heatsink correctly?

2. Did you disable speedstep in bios

3. Do you have a Virus?

4. Use Task Manager to measure the load and RealTemp to monitor Temps if its overheating
http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

5. None of the above well then sound like that E7300 is DEAD :ouch:

BTW, that CPU is great I have it to 3.18 Ghz on Stock Cooling with my Crap ECS board from a fry's combo :D