CPU speed stuck?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by blitz72, May 18, 2017.

  1. blitz72

    blitz72 Master Guru

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    Hey all. I have a weird problem going on. My system(see profile) was acting weird. Lockups, rebooting on its own, etc... So I decided to reinstall Windows 10 Pro. Everything went fine and all. Windows boots, but when I check the performance tab in task manager it says my cpu is running a 3.9ghz. As u know the base clock of my cpu is 3.5ghz(with boost to 4ghz). No matter what I do it stays at that feq. I have reset my bios(yanked battery and let sit for 30 minis) and it just stays at 3.9ghz. I have checked with other programs(cpuz, HWinfo, etc and they all report 3.9ghz. Any ideas as to what is going on? Thanks. :bang:

    Also, just noticed that windows update keeps trying to install the integrated Intel display drivers. That is disabled in my BIOS and does not show up in device manager.... Strange things...?
     
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  2. Agent-A01

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    It will only hit max turbo with a single core.

    If it's properly disabled in bios(iGP) it will not show in device manager.
     
  3. blitz72

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    Thanks for the reply. It has never installed those Intel video drivers before and it shows 3.9 all the time, at idle, as to where before it would say 3.5ghz. Shouldn't my speed be 3.5 when I'm just idle starting at the screen, nothing going on in the background? Before all this, every program I used to check cpu speed always said 3.5. Idk maybe I'm just a noob and don't understand....

    Is there a program that will display my cpu speed while I'm gaming?
     
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  4. mikev190

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    I have the same issue. My oc @ 4.5ghz has been stuck for a long time, I change it but stays the same. Even when clearing CMOS. Fortunately it is stable at those settings. Really odd though
     

  5. CalculuS

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    Does CPU-Z also report the same?

    The task manager is inaccurate sometimes, atleast for me.
     
  6. blitz72

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    What power plan are you using in windows?
     
  8. blitz72

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    I'm using high performance.
     
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  10. blitz72

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    Here is a screen shot of gta5 running with the cpu speed showing. 3.9ghz same as when my system is idle...


    http://imgur.com/a/sIqsw
     

  11. nhlkoho

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    That's your problem. Change it to balanced mode and it will downclock and boost when necessary.
     
  12. blitz72

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    Ok well that made it idle at 800mhz and boosts to 3.9 while in gta5. Weird that after all this time I've never used anything but high and it's always at 3.5 and boosts when needed to 3.9. guess it's better idle at that than 3.5ghz. Well thanks for the info.
     
  13. anxious_f0x

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    This.
     
  14. BuildeR2

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    You can also keep using high performance and configure the CPU downclock amount along with manually configuring all C-states and idle downclocking in the BIOS/UEFI like I have. This gets you the quickest clock and state switching versus the balanced plan and lets you retain the downclock and voltage reduction capabilities. Took a bit to get it set just right, but it gives the best of both worlds.
     
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    I use HWiNFO with an android phone because I don't like overlays.
     

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