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Hello,

Quick question, i was tinkering around with my bios settings (thank you for the awesome guide link overclock.net ComputerRestore & everyone's input was appreciated)

SO after i was done i reset my bios to all default settings and ran prime95 just for the heck of it, while monitoring the vitals i noticed my cpu frequency going from about 4.1 down to 3.4 and back up...

is this normal? or caused by all the bios setting to be on auto? (my temps were all good only around 61c on the socket so no reason to throttle)
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Originally Posted by Razer505 View Post

Hello,

Quick question, i was tinkering around with my bios settings (thank you for the awesome guide link overclock.net ComputerRestore & everyone's input was appreciated)

SO after i was done i reset my bios to all default settings and ran prime95 just for the heck of it, while monitoring the vitals i noticed my cpu frequency going from about 4.1 down to 3.4 and back up...

is this normal? or caused by all the bios setting to be on auto? (my temps were all good only around 61c on the socket so no reason to throttle)

You likely have the Cool'n'quiet and other power management settings enabled. I would have to take a look at the BIOS to be sure, but I know that turning off those settings generally stops most throttling issues.
Edited by Terrere - 4/28/14 at 4:30pm
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post #3 of 7
61°C Socket... but what did the core temp say? And yes, check you power settings. Turbo might also be enabled.
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post #4 of 7
No that's not normal. During Prime it should run maxed out (no turbo), and it should not drop at any point in time regardless if you have CnQ enabled or not (it actually works so keep it enabled) or any other power saving enabled. You got a heat issue somewhere.
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Wait, the VRMs might have been over heating.

EDIT: I'm not questioning the heatsinks on this board, or the board itself. I'm just saying that they may not be getting cooled.
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post #6 of 7
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man just tried again after putting another intake fan & using arctic silver still shot put to 66 on the core in less than 5 minutes...


with everything on recommended settings it doesn't get up to but 60c
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Can you disabled APM?
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