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Issue still unresolved. Anyone?
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Issue still unresolved. Anyone?

I know this is a stupid question but i'm gonna ask anyway because knowone has........when you make these changes did you hit ( save and exit )?
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It's probably the windows power plan setting. If you switch it to high performance the cpu won't downclock. You have to keep it on balanced.
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post #34 of 47
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It's probably the windows power plan setting. If you switch it to high performance the cpu won't downclock. You have to keep it on balanced.

not true, i am currently on high performance plan and my cpu downclocks!
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..shouldn't be the mobo..hmm..:thinking.gif: post bios screenshots yessir.gif
 
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not true, i am currently on high performance plan and my cpu downclocks!

Oh... well mine did that a while ago when I had it on performance mode... thinking.gif
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post #37 of 47
If you are using Cpu-Z to monitor clockspeed then it might look like high performace plan doesn't downclock at all, I guess that speed changes are too quick for it. This is what happens to i7-930 when I changed power plan from balanced to high power. Cpu-Z shows speeds constantly as 4.2 Ghz but Argus Monitor and Real Temp show what is really happening.

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post #38 of 47
Clear CMOS and try an updated BIOS rev if you havn't already done so. Run it at stock and check if it downclocks.
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post #39 of 47
Most people here, including myself, like the power saving feature. It really isn't worth it to run your processor overclocked 24/7. All that does is reduce the life of the chip. You will not notice any difference because the frequency changes instantly at the first sign of higher loads.
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OP, go to Control Panel->Power Options and change the setting from High Performance to Balanced. That should fix your problem.
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