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Intel i7 4770k @ 3.9ghz on desktop? why?

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It's clocked at 3.9ghz on the desktop with no intensive tasks running:


I know the CPU has turbo boost modes and such, but I thought those only got activate once the computer detected a game or something intensive was running.

Does anyone know why this is ?

How about the stock voltage for the i7 4770k or the max voltage or temperatures as released per intel?

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Maybe, your BIOS has disabled power saving features, all you need to do is re enable them, also, is your Windows power profile on performance, Balanced, or Economical?
     
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Thats just turbo kicking in. Some motherboards have it at 3.9Ghz and some 3.5Ghz. Its perfectly fine
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well with the 1st batch of cpu i know the sleep mode is fubar so the lower spec wont work. is your power psu is specs. also new install mite have to wait till the updates are done. (im drunk)
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Thats just turbo kicking in. Some motherboards have it at 3.9Ghz and some 3.5Ghz. Its perfectly fine

I don't see why the turbo would kick in on the desktop with nothing running.
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check Window's Power option settings. If not set to 'Balanced,' it will remain at higher clock speeds.
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I don't see why the turbo would kick in on the desktop with nothing running.

On my 3770K i had the same issue as the OP. Maximus V set the stock multi a 39X.
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well new chips...... what steping you got in the chip. also what dose it state in cpuz...... dam it thats fubar too.... in bios what dose iut state for volts and power saveing stuff. if you got a camram we can help you alot better... i got old rig but we still need more info on the stuff. still need the pus specs so we know if it can down clock right.


FYI you know you can delid the 4770k and the 4570 k right a guay on the site did it i need to book mark the guys page. droped the cpu temps by 18 degs c . ( i think it was c )
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post #9 of 30
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

check Window's Power option settings. If not set to 'Balanced,' it will remain at higher clock speeds.

Yup I'm changed balance mode to "performance" mode

do you guys recommend disabling all the power saving features for overclockign?

what about turbo boost mode? leave it on or off for overclocking?
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Turbo is always off, make the overclock stable first with no power saving, then try to turn some on and see if it keeps stability
     
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