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my i7930 running way lower than stock 2.8Ghz

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Hey guys,

I am having this issue, and i have noticed it because i cannot get 60fps in borderlands anymore in SLI, and i used to be able to get constant 60fps with a single gpu.


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I used to have my CPU oC'd at 3.8Ghz, and was stable for months, but then i started getting random reboots for no apparent reason. So i just reset the Cmos and went back to stock. But as you see in the picture above, that is the best fps i got in borderlands, and only because its on the menu screen.

Otherwise the game chugs at 25 fps because my gpu is only running at 50% or LESS.... once again... because of my cpu not running at what it should. as you can see, my cpu is running way below stock even though, as i mention earlier, I reset the Cmos and restored factory defaults in the Bios.

So does this mean my chip is basically crapping out on me?
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turn off turbo, speedstep and c1e in bios and see what happens...
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turn off turbo, speedstep and c1e in bios and see what happens...
ok i did all of that, which works according to CPUZ, but not according to coretemp....



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ok i did all of that, which works according to CPUZ, but not according to coretemp....



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Trust CPU-Z.
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i'd say trust cpuz as well...but weird, i never used core temp to be honest, you could try real temp and see what it says...

how's your fps in borderlands after you disabled all the cpu stuff?
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Is that CoreTemp 1.0 RC1? If so then that version of CoreTemp has problems with showing CPU downclocking even if all power saving features are off. I was using 0.99.8 which was fine, updated to 1.0 RC1 and couldn't figure out why CoreTemp was showing my CPU downclocking since I have Speedstep and C1E off. CPU-z was showing my processor at the correct speed like your screenshot.

Get the latest 1.0 RC2, which fixes the problem.
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