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Hey, I know this is a common problem with some people but I really need the extra help.
First of all the i7 runs at 1605MHz at .968V and when I tried a stressor it bolted to around 4000MHz at 1.2 or 1.3V which I know isn't correct after all this is a stock i7 with NO overclocking and only Some BIOS messed with processor
Thanks to all who reply....
post #2 of 22
this is normal the processor is at its idle state.

its a power saving feature.


tl;dr: its normal
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I know but, I just don't understand why when Prime 95 is activated it goes to 4GHz and when I open After Effects Cs and Photoshop CS it remains slow at 1.6 GHz. Also I know that a Stock i7 2600k only goes to 3.8GHz not 4GHz.
post #4 of 22
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And how bout this okay so I turn the CPU ratio to 28 and then it goes to a steady 3.7GHz when I only want it at maybe 3 to 3.5 GHz Not to mention my junk CPU cooler ( Cooler Master Hyper+)
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well it would help if you had your rig in your signature so we can see what you are working with but most programs unless doing heavy loads usually wont stress the processor that hard..... what are you using to monitor the speed fluctuations?
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Soo disable all the power saver / Speedstep features? Problem solved.
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Disable Speedstep and C1E and the mutiplier won't drop.
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CPU-Z, Task Manager, and ASUS Suite II
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Soo disable all the power saver / Speedstep features? Problem solved.
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Disable Speedstep and C1E and the mutiplier won't drop.

^Or both of these would solve your problem lol.
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post #10 of 22
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*NOTE* I want the processor to be around 3.2Ghz because of my cooling that I use Three useless 200mm fans plus a Cooler Master Hyper +) and with those I get a 34C temps on CPU.
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