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ASUS P8Z68-V PRO / i5-2500k. Clock speed stuck at 1.6 GhZ

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Hello,

First of all, I'd like to admit that I'm a complete noob at overclocking. However, it seems that my multiplier is stuck at 16x and I cannot adjust it whether I try it from BIOS or ASUS Suite II.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
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There have been a few people with problems reclocking ASUS z68s with an i5
EDIT:Oh and what PSU are you using?
Edited by hat1324 - 6/14/11 at 5:58pm
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http://ncix.com/products/?sku=35155&vpn=M12D-850W&manufacture=Seasonic%20Electronics

Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan

I read somewhere that on idle, the thing will appear to be 1.6 GhZ but if I load it, it will actually go to my overclocked setting. Is that how it works? If so, how do I check?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andom;13874448 
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=35155&vpn=M12D-850W&manufacture=Seasonic%20Electronics

Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan

I read somewhere that on idle, the thing will appear to be 1.6 GhZ but if I load it, it will actually go to my overclocked setting. Is that how it works? If so, how do I check?

First of all, nice PSU. thumbsupsmiley.png

When you have any power saving features (EIST, C1E) enabled, your CPU will downclock to conserve power. A way to load your CPU is by running Prime 95 or LinX and see what it shows in CPU-Z.
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2 words. Intel Speedstep.
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1.6GHz is the normal operating frequency at idle. Since you said your CPU clocks up under load, you have nothing to worry about.
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