strange cpu load with Cel.566@850
hi out there
I found out something that I can't understand, and I hope someone here has an answer for this...
I overclocked my Celeron 566 to 850 without any problem. It runs stable and performance is great. Then I turned on the system monitor in W98 SE and saw a cpu load between 14% and 18%. This is quite high, so I did a restart and rechecked and it still was between 14% and 18%. Then I changed the cpu settings back to 566 and checked again. Now the cpu load was at 4%! That's what I normally expect after a fresh restart.
So my question is; why is the cpu load only 4% at 566 Mhz, and 14-18% at 850 Mhz after a restart?
This bothers me a lot, so I hope that someone has an answer.
just in case you want to know; my system
MB: Abit be6 II
CPU: FCPGA Cel.566
RAM: 128MB PC100
Grafik: PCI TNT1 card
Sound: PCI SB16
Two HD on pri.IDE
CD+CDR on sec.IDE
(prety common I think)
The only reason I can think of is that your cpu isn't working properly at 850. Try clocking it somewhere inbetween and see if the problem remains.
What OS are you using? In Win Me I have heard rumors that programs tend to show that your CPU is running under a heavier load then it is. On my system, it shows my system is running under 100% load all the time in Win Me. Doesn't matter what my celeron 566 is running at.