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post #1 of 17
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I've got an issue with CPU-Z. It isn't showing my multiplier on the i5 as the default (16-32) and in my BIOS (running a Gigabyte GA Z77X-D3H) I have no idea on how to set it back. Well, I have restored all the defaults in the BIOS but CPU-Z is still showing it as an x16 multiplier.

Here's a screenshot...



I'm just unsure if I'm hitting Turbo or not and right now I don't think it is.

PS, I was running steam, a steam game and a few other processes when that screenshot was taken; task manager was reading/showing 65% CPU usage.

All help would be greatly appreciated biggrin.gif
post #2 of 17
Its a power saving feature don't worry about it..... Run a program like Prime95, Intel Burn Test.
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post #3 of 17
Yea the CPU clocks down when not in use. When you run a benchmark like P95 or IBT you will see it clock up to whatever speed you are running it at.
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But that's the whole thing. Task Manager was showing 65% CPU usage but CPUZ was showing idle speeds
post #5 of 17
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But that's the whole thing. Task Manager was showing 65% CPU usage but CPUZ was showing idle speeds

Have you looked at CPU-z while running a benchmark like the ones I listed? I think your cpu was just running background tasks. So the cpu was using about 900Mhz (65% of 1600Mhz) for background tasks. It doesn't need more power than that so it doesnt boost up. smile.gif
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Its a power saving feature don't worry about it..... Run a program like Prime95, Intel Burn Test.

Just ran the burn test and this happened... It's not hitting turbo /:

post #7 of 17
Is your bios updated? Open up your task manager to see if IBT is stressing out your cpu 100%
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post #8 of 17
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Even though I'm 100% sure with my mobo/bios drivers being up to date, I'll re-dl them and yeah, heres one with task manager....

post #9 of 17
It's not going to hit turbo if your chip is hitting it's thermal limit which it might be when you're running intel burn test

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OP stop freaking out... Just run HWINFO and monitor the clockspeed when you have a game running (as opposed to intel burn test)

You know that turbo boost is based on thermal limits? It's not a "i'm going to turbo up at any point in time the user feels its slow"
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It's not going to hit turbo if your chip is hitting it's thermal limit which it might be when you're running intel burn test

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OP stop freaking out... Just run HWINFO and monitor the clockspeed when you have a game running (as opposed to intel burn test)

You know that turbo boost is based on thermal limits? It's not a "i'm going to turbo up at any point in time the user feels its slow"

but you can see that he has run three loops in IBT and temps have stayed in the 30's.

The Fett, have you messed with any BIOS settings at all?
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