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post #11 of 18
You don't have to turn off EIST or the C States if using Manual voltage.
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post #12 of 18
dude dont worry about it idling at 1.6ghz it actually helps the life of the cpu to not being run full blast all the time. my 990x is at 1.9ghz when im messing around on the desktop.
 
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post #13 of 18
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Tried to disable C-States in total as per your suggestion iinversion, so now the following things are explicitly set:

Multi 34
FSB 100Mhz

EIST: disabled
C1E: disabled
C-States: disabled

The result ist still 1.6Ghz at either idle or in prime blend.
CPU-Z seems to tell the truth as FPS in WoT are extremely low.
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post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by mosi View Post

Tried to disable C-States in total as per your suggestion iinversion, so now the following things are explicitly set:
Multi 34
FSB 100Mhz
EIST: disabled
C1E: disabled
C-States: disabled
The result ist still 1.6Ghz at either idle or in prime blend.
CPU-Z seems to tell the truth as FPS in WoT are extremely low.

Are you using manual voltage or offset voltage? Try updating your bios perhaps if there is an update?
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

Are you using manual voltage or offset voltage? Try updating your bios perhaps if there is an update?

I tried both actually. For the last two tests it was set to auto and ended up at something close to 1V. It didn't change when running prime95. Right now it is set to 1.3V fixed for testing but still everything is stuck to 1.6Ghz fully loaded or idle.

The bios is the latest release bios (23.60) but I've also tried the latest beta bios (23.7b2) with identical results. Flashing the beta bios (23.4b9) that ran on my old board also didn't help.
The board also has some OC Genie feature that does a mild 4.2 Ghz OC automatically but also that mode was stuck at 1.6Ghz.

The only thing I could try is wipe this Windows installation and do a clean install. Windows was installed using the initial board and I just booted this installation again when it returned from RMA. Both boards are the same type MSI Z86A-GD65 (G3), they took the old board and sent me a new one judging from the S/N.
It don't think this will fix it though, since with the current settings the CPU should be fixed to 3.4Ghz anyway with no option to downclock at all.

*edit*
Hiren's boot cd contained a bootable XP and CPU-Z. That one also showed 1.6Ghz although it should've shown 3.4Ghz with the current settings.
My guess is the board is broken in some weird way.

*edit2*
Swapped out the MSI board for my former Asus again. Plugged in the other OS drive and now everything is back at 4.8Ghz.
Oh well, lets do another round of RMA.
Edited by mosi - 2/5/12 at 1:50am
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post #16 of 18
Clear your CMOS, set your settings as they were before, save and exit. There's a glitch in your BIOS also try updating it to a newer version.
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Oh I tried the clear CMOS several times in the process, mostly directly after flashing another bios. The results were the same with 3 different bios revisions. One of them ran on my original MSI board and would at least OC properly. This time, no luck alltogether.

Thanks for all the suggestion guys, iinversion thanks for actually reading my posts! +Rep! redface.gif
I've requested another RMA earlier today so the roulette is spinning again. I'm excited about the next Fail they might manage to ship me
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by mosi View Post

Oh I tried the clear CMOS several times in the process, mostly directly after flashing another bios. The results were the same with 3 different bios revisions. One of them ran on my original MSI board and would at least OC properly. This time, no luck alltogether.
Thanks for all the suggestion guys, iinversion thanks for actually reading my posts! +Rep! redface.gif
I've requested another RMA earlier today so the roulette is spinning again. I'm excited about the next Fail they might manage to ship me

Glad you figured it out! thumb.gif Hopefully they send you something that works wink.gif
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