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Hey guys / gals. I wanted to give everyone a heads up. After a recent installation of Windows 7 on a couple new SSDs, I ran into a problem with our overclock seemingly not "sticking".

I knew that all of the BIOS settings and Windows 7 Power Plan options were correctly configured, but for the world of me I couldn't figure out why the cpu frequency was stuck at 3.5Ghz.

I reset the BIOS, re-flashed the BIOS, tried every Windows 7 Power Plan, but no matter what the 3770K was stuck at a multiplier of x35.

I walked back every package and app I had installed and carefully considered any that might be affecting the overclock. I even uninstalled and re-installed the Intel Management Interface driver package. Still no luck.

Then by chance I took Real Temp out of my startup items, rebooted and behold - multiplier correctly reflecting what was set in the BIOS (x44 all cores).

Apparently Real Temp version 3.70 comes pre-configured to disable Intel Turbo Boost. In order to rectify the problem either dump Real Temp, or de-select the "Disable Turbo" in the options menu of Real Temp.

After clearing the "Disable Turbo" check, shut down and restart Real Temp. Now open up the configuration file in the Real Temp application folder, scroll down and find "Disable Turbo". Make sure that the value is set for zero.

Reboot and confirm that changes stuck.

Anyone else notice this?
wevs rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI GTX 670 PE OC x2 SLi Team xTreem 16Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
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wevs rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI GTX 670 PE OC x2 SLi Team xTreem 16Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Creative Soundblaster X-FI Titanium HD 
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