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Why is my 2500k running at 1600mhz?

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So I loaded up Asus A.I. Suite II and accidently clicked 'Auto Tuning'.

Now my CPU is running at 1.6GHZ?! Help please!

Edit: I noticed it alternates between 1.6GHZ and 3.7GHZ. How do I revert it back to normal (3.3Ghz)?

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 19
U need to change the muliplier from 16 to lets say 40. Its in the bios. PM if u cant find it
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U need to change the muliplier from 16 to lets say 40. Its in the bios. PM if u cant find it
What the hell are you talking about?!


Dude, it's normal.

It's just Intel Speetstep in action.

When the CPU isn't being used, it lowers the clocks to save energy.

They will go back up when the CPU is needed. The 3.7ghz clock is the Turbo mode.
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So shall I leave it and I shouldn't have anything to worry about?

edit: I noticed my temperatures are higher with this change.

I'd like for it to go back how it was to be honest. The speed at 3.3Ghz - everything at stock settings.
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So shall I leave it and I shouldn't have anything to worry about?
Read my post above.

It's 100% normal. It's just the power saving feature.
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What the hell are you talking about?!


Dude, it's normal.

It's just Intel Speetstep in action.

When the CPU isn't being used, it lowers the clocks to save energy.

They will go back up when the CPU is needed. The 3.7ghz clock is the Turbo mode.
I agree with this.
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It is completely fine. It helps with saving power like panicprone said
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But when I built my PC, it was always at 3.3ghz @ 32 degrees C average.

Now its at this 'power saving mode', my temperatures have SHOT up to 37 degrees C.
post #9 of 19
Run prime95 or something what will make your processor run at 100% and see what it says.
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But when I built my PC, it was always at 3.3ghz @ 32 degrees C average.

Now its at this 'power saving mode', my temperatures have SHOT up to 37 degrees C.
Quite possibly the fans are running slower, 37 is ok at idle. See the post above.
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