So I just got a new X2 5200+ (yes, for Christmas) and installed it about 10 minutes ago. I booted it up first time, no issues, but everything is reporting core temps of 9C and 3C average, with maxes of only 16C and 15C. Anyone have any idea why these are so low?
After some messing around, I found that the CPU was only running at 1ghz, with a FSB of 200, and a 5x multiplier. So I went into the BIOS and reset to factory setting, then rebooted.
Now CPU-Z is reporting that the multiplier is either x13.5, x10, x9, or x5, sporadically bouncing between all of the four.
Then poking around CPU-Z a bit more, I noticed that the RAM frequency kept spiking, between 400, 360, and 200.
Anyone have any idea why it's doing that with the multiplier and the RAM?