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Hey guys, coming here for help. So I just (like an hour ago) finished my new build, comprised of the stats in my sig. I am a previous AMD user, so I have no idea how to OC Intel CPU's. I read The Ultimate SB OC Guide, and I seem to have my computer pretty good at 4.3 GHz. However, I noticed that only CPU-Z shows my OC. My Computer Properties in Windows and Core Temp show my computer as stock 3.3 GHz (100x33). Now I know CPU-Z is usually correct in this case, but I just want to make sure of it. Also, my GFlops in LinX went from 47 stock to 60ish with the oc, so I'm pretty sure it's working, but I want to be sure it is not just hitting 4.3 GHz in "Turbo Mode."

Just fyi all I did was disable Turbo Mode in BIOS, up the vCore to 1.300 and boosted the multiplier up to 43. I literally have not done anything else (and my computer is 100% stable...amazing). Is there a way to make the Windows Properties acknowledge my OC (and Coretemp as well)?

Thanks guys. Here's a pic for reference (sorry about the big file, I do not have PS installed yet):

http://www.krasch.org/computer/new/nooc.png
    
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CPU-Z is correct. Also, ASUS has a neat contraption called TurboV in case you'd like another little bot to help you see what's going on with your system.
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Disable C1E and speed step, in your bios, and install Real Temp.
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Hey guys, thanks for the replies. Due to the GFlops going up in LinX and the CPU-Z reading, it did seem fine.

However, booting into BIOS it STILL says the speed is 3300 MHz. I'm thinking if the BIOS says it, then it has to be correct. The Sabertooth doesn't allow OC without Turbo enabled (it states this in the ultimate sb oc guide), so I think for some reason my OC is just not staying. C1E and Speed Step are disabled.

Also, I ran Uniengine Heaven 2.1 and the results state my CPU is clocked at 3310 MHz (link here).

What I did do was increase the bus speed by 5 MHz with a 40x multiplier and booted into Windows. That made it so Windows properties and Core Temp show an OC at 3.47GHz.



Are you guys SURE that this is not just a Turbo OC? Sorry for being repetitive, but I just want to be 100% sure
    
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I may be wrong, but AFAIK, the only way to overclock Sandy is by overclocking the turbo mode?

So, the BIOS is correct, and so is CPU-z. It's running at 3300 until stressed and then turbo'ing up to whatever you have it set to. Oh, and be careful with those bus overclocks. Instability will creep up on you.
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I may be wrong, but AFAIK, the only way to overclock Sandy is by overclocking the turbo mode?

So, the BIOS is correct, and so is CPU-z. It's running at 3300 until stressed and then turbo'ing up to whatever you have it set to. Oh, and be careful with those bus overclocks. Instability will creep up on you.
Well that's pointless. I want it to be running at 4.0 GHz 24/7. Why stress the CPU with an increased vCore when it won't be utilizing it most of the time?
    
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The clock speed shown in "my computer" properties doesn't take multiplier changes into account. And since the only way to overclock a Sandy Bridge CPU is to change the multiplier, and not bus speed, the change will not be seen in computer properties. If you were using and older Intel chip and changing the front side bus, or on X58 and changing the BCLK the clock speed change would be seen on that page as well. It just doesn't detect changes in the multiplier.

Just use CPU-Z it's always right
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The clock speed shown in "my computer" properties doesn't take multiplier changes into account. And since the only way to overclock a Sandy Bridge CPU is to change the multiplier, and not bus speed, the change will not be seen in computer properties. If you were using and older Intel chip and changing the front side bus, or on X58 and changing the BCLK the clock speed change would be seen on that page as well. It just doesn't detect changes in the multiplier.

Just use CPU-Z it's always right
really?? so, the "My Computer" properties wont take into account the multiplier changes? ive been searching for answers for days now and i thought theres something wrong with my rig! it always display a higher clock rate than cpuz since i lowered my multiplier in the BIOS. thanks for clearing that up fo me!

one more thing.. theres no fix for that right?
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Well that's pointless. I want it to be running at 4.0 GHz 24/7. Why stress the CPU with an increased vCore when it won't be utilizing it most of the time?
what? i have a sabertooth, and the best settings i've found are:

c1e enabled,
speedstep enabled
c3 AND c6 disabled (causes idle bsod's cause im using offset mode)

sabertooth overclocks by changing the multi in turbo boost, if you have power features on then it will ramp the voltage and clock speeds up and down depending on load, i dont understand why you think "it wont be using it half the time"? Well if it's sat there at 4ghz idle then you aren't using it are you...mayaswell make things cooler and your chip last longer for FREE.

you can't disable turbo boost if you want more than 3.3ghz on this board, if you want it to run 4ghz 24/7 then disable c1e and speedstep, c3 and c6, and change the "turbo mode" multi to 40, this will show 4ghz constant in cpu-z but windows won't report 4ghz (as mentioned in previous posts)
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