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I'm almost at my wits end with this... why does my multiplier say 16x on CPU-Z and on EasyTune it says 40x? I feel like this system should be a lot faster.

On WEI I got 7.9 on everything except CPU speed...

How do I find out what my REAL multiplier/clock speed is? Is there a better way to overclock than the way I've been doing it?

I think the reason it says 16x is because that is the SPD from the XMP enabled RAM installed. I even tried disabling the XMP and manually adjusting it to the right timings and still had this problem.. I think once it might of worked though.

Thanks in advance for any help regarding this.

Specs/Pics of problem below:

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Specs:

OS - Windows 7 64-Bit
CPU - Intel Core i7-2600k
MOTHERBOARD - GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3
Case - Antec LanBoy Air
HEATSINK - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)(XMS)
GPU - EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
System HD - (RAID 0): x2 Crucial M4 64GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD
Edited by JG84 - 1/28/12 at 8:31am
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This is the way SB works. It underclocks to x16 multi when high speed is not needed. Only way to disable this is by removing C3 and C6 stats in the BIOS along with all the other power saving features, but this should not be done with SB. Run prime95 along with CPU-Z. The multi will go up to full speed. Run prime via blend test.
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This is the way SB works. It underclocks to x16 multi when high speed is not needed. Only way to disable this is by removing C3 and C6 stats in the BIOS along with all the other power saving features, but this should not be done with SB. Run prime95 along with CPU-Z. The multi will go up to full speed. Run prime via blend test.

Thank you so much for that info, I was thinking I was doing something wrong or perhaps it was a problem with my Gigabye board... I was actually even considering replacing my CPU?! Man am I glad I came here first!

One more thing I'm curious about if I can ask this to anyone: With my setup how it is, do you think I can possibly get a higher OC than this without using water? I have a Lanboy Air case and a Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B heatsink and a GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 board . How far do you think I can get with what I have? Would it really be worth it to jump into the water?
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It would be awesome if you could post the load temps you are currently getting along with the load voltage. Just fire up prime and have cpu-z // hw-monitor or easytune open so you can see the relevant stats!
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

This is the way SB works. It underclocks to x16 multi when high speed is not needed. Only way to disable this is by removing C3 and C6 stats in the BIOS along with all the other power saving features, but this should not be done with SB. Run prime95 along with CPU-Z. The multi will go up to full speed. Run prime via blend test.

I did the prime95 test and saw that it did infact change (I could only see the speed change if i right clicked the cores). BUT it only shows going x34 not x40 like it showed on EasyTune. So now I have no idea what my real CPU speed is and if infact its overclocked at all... I'm not sure what to do.

Heres a screenshot of CPU-Z under load with prime95:

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Originally Posted by Velathawen View Post

It would be awesome if you could post the load temps you are currently getting along with the load voltage. Just fire up prime and have cpu-z // hw-monitor or easytune open so you can see the relevant stats!

I ran hw-monitor while the prime95 test was going as well... it saved a ton of info and didn't know which parts of it need to be seen so I copied it to pastebin, I don't want to make a paste that huge in the thread.

Link to HW-Monitor log:
http://pastebin.com/qgtdeXmi
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I'd trust CPU-Z over that... thing. First off what is your mutplier set at in your BIOS? (the turbo multi). Also... why have you changed your bus speed?
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You just need to take a screenshot of the HWMonitor window with the relevant sensors shown. All we are trying to see here is what the temperatures are like when you are running a full load on your processor. If you take a look at the screenshot below, you can see my load temps for my CPU.

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It has been said countless times but needs repeating - do NOT use auto OC features. Learn to do the OC yourself, and I don't just mean being spoon fed what values to plug in where. Your CPU overclock is stuck because of power limits, and with a platform that is as OC friendly and easy to read up on as SB, you really shouldn't be slacking! Here is an extremely comprehensive and straight forward guide.
Edited by Velathawen - 1/28/12 at 8:02pm
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