CPU core speed drops

February 4, 2011 at 10:00:02
Specs: Windows 7, Athlon ii x2 250/4gb
Just put together another system for light gaming. While playing WoW, I noticed serious lag, then the screen goes black....not like there was no display, because I could see a bit of backlight. I have the settings on medium with an average of 30 fps using the integrated graphics until I can get a video card. I opened up CPUZ and noticed my core speed for my cpu would go from 3000 mhz all the way down to 800mhz with a 4x multiplier and then back again. Sometimes it would not go back until I restart the computer. Does this sound like it could be the problem in the game? I dont think the cpu is supposed to do that, but I could be wrong.

AMD Athlon ii x2 250 dual core 3.0ghz non OC
Biostar TA785g3 motherboard with Radeon 4200 graphics
4gb pc3 1333
no video card at the moment.

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February 4, 2011 at 10:09:29
i beleive ur problem is not the cpu at all
modern cpu's do this to save on heat thus making cooling easier.but they go back up again when u do intensive work on them thats perfectly normal.
the serious lag could be caused by the graphics chipset that u have.(radeon4200)

computers are a second home

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February 4, 2011 at 11:07:14
good to know. thanks.

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