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Lost overclock some time after power outage, can't get it back

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So there was a power outage around noon and PC just turned off instantly, after 5 sec it rebooted. Everything seemed fine, overclock was still there but in the evening all of the sudden it reverted back to stock clock. I didn't even touch bios. I went it changed voltage a bit and nothing, then restored defaults and applied same settings as it was when overclock worked (at 4.2GHz), but it didn't take. This is weird as hell, temps on stock 3.3 are low-mid 30's with no load, mid 40's with prime 95. Only other thing was install 2 critical windows 7 updates :

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Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538242)

Installation date: ‎2/‎11/‎2013 9:07 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified leading to MFC application vulnerability in DLL planting due to MFC not specifying the full path to system/localization DLLs. You can protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=216804

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

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Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Definition 1.143.2034.0)

Installation date: ‎2/‎11/‎2013 9:07 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Optional

Install this update to revise the definition files that are used to detect viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=154739

Help and Support:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=154739

what could have happened?
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Have you tried cmos clr and re-doing all the settings. Can you post a CPU-z validation under load from prime95 or something similar?
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Oh my goodness, I think it was RealTemp that was messing it up. It had "disable turbo boost" enabled in settings, and when i disabled it the clock kicked back up to 4.2GHz. I was ready to pull my hair out over this, can't believe realtemp would even have that feature and enabled at default. uninstalling it and never recommending it to anyone, so sneaky little bastard.
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Oh my goodness, I think it was RealTemp that was messing it up. It had "disable turbo boost" enabled in settings, and when i disabled it the clock kicked back up to 4.2GHz. I was ready to pull my hair out over this, can't believe realtemp would even have that feature and enabled at default. uninstalling it and never recommending it to anyone, so sneaky little bastard.

Glad you figured it out. That one would have drove me crazy too I would have never suspected a monitoring tool to do such a thing.
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