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post #1 of 10
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Hello,

I will just get right to it...

Problem: I overclocked my new Intel i5 4690k using software, and then I quickly realized the problem, uninstalled the software, now it seems that the settings are BURNED into BIOS..... I don't know how to reset it..... mad.gif

Of course however you need details, so here are the steps I have done in order to my system....

1. Built a new Gaming Rig that consists of:

- Gigabyte Z97mx Gaming 5 Motherboard
- Intel i5 4690k CPU (STOCK COOLER)
- Gigabyte Windforce Radeon 390

I was absolutely in love with this system, I wanted to overclock my CPU a bit and see if I could do ok....

2. Installed all the utilities and drivers...
3. Then here comes my mistake.... I used EasyTune to overclock my CPU, worst of all, I used the "Default" overclock which overclocked to about 3.9 Ghz

4. Stress Tested, it was ok....
5. Turned the settings in one of my games to the Ultra Extreme and stress tested my system for an hour. I monitored my system using HWMonitor and I saw that after an hour or two, my CPU would go up to 72 C. Which is the max operating temperature according to this ().

6. I decided after that to turn my overclock setting down AGAIN using EasyTune, I turned the clock down to 3.5 Ghz which is it's default..... it still ran up to 72 C. After this I was getting worried....

7. At this point I REALLY wanted to reset my overclock, I did some research and realized how bad EasyTune was..... so I searched how to reset my overclock.

8. I reset my BIOS using "Load Optimized Default" in the BIOS it showed my CPU at 3.5 Ghz, when I go into windows though, it changed back to my 3.9 Ghz..... I was getting REALLY worried at this point.

9. I opened up the case and used the CMOS jumper to reset the BIOS, after that, and booting up... it STILL showed 3.9 Ghz frown.gif

10. I uninstalled EasyTune, then I again rebooted and reset to defaults........

11. After all that, the BIOS now KNOWS that my CPU is at 3.9 Ghz. I STILL CAN'T RESET IT THOUGH

This is where I am at..... I have EasyTune uninstalled using Revo Uninstaller, but it seems that EasyTune BURNED the settings into the motherboard! When I go into Frequency settings in my BIOS it shows the CPU clock as 3.5 Ghz, but when I view System info in my BIOS it shows it as 3.9 Ghz....

I just really want to reset everything now, the voltage, clockage and everything, but I don't know how! It just seems as if the software burned into the motherboard.

Is their any way to reset my CPU voltage and such to factory?.....

Any Help at all?....
-Thanks!
post #2 of 10
It's supposed to be 3.9GHz as thats what the cpu turbos to completely stock.

http://ark.intel.com/products/80811/Intel-Core-i5-4690K-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz



If you want your cpu to downclock itself in windows etc, go to Hardware and Sound section in the control panel, and click power options and select Balanced instead of High Performance.

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post #3 of 10
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I understand that 3.9 is its turbo....

but it was 3.5 Ghz in HWMonitor before I clicked on the "Default" option in EasyTune.
The Default option there was 3.9 Ghz. I want it to downclock to 3.5 Ghz with stock voltage settings and such.

Regardless, I did what you reccomended and it downclocked my CPU to 0.80Ghz..... ummm..... did I do something wrong?
(I apologize sincerely I am kind of new to overclocking....)

EDIT: After changing that and going into the BIOS, it still shows 3.9 Ghz, but changes to 0.80 Ghz ater going into windows.
Edited by SmulinObliv - 2/27/16 at 11:53am
post #4 of 10
You're fine, it downclocks to 800MHz here's my 4690k in idle also sitting at 800MHz, with low 0.72v.

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post #5 of 10
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That's a relief..... thought I screwed up my brand new CPU!
However, because I am to cautious of myself.... does this look ok?



If so then I have one more question...

I have all 3 fans (All big.....) and my stock cooler running at max speed.

Yet when I play Oblivion for a couple hours, my CPU temperature goes to 72 degrees C.... again which is its max operating temperature. In theory if its at stock it shouldn't go up that high.

Is it perhaps the heat coming from my Radeon or what? I just want to have my computer for enough years so I can replace and futureproof if needed smile.gif
post #6 of 10
The temps are fine, those are normal temps for haswell with stock cooler under stress test, the max core temp it can go to is around 100c-120c at which point it will shut down, while thermal throttling kicks in at once you reach above 90c, so until you get into high 80's you should be fine. The cpu is at its default state, for future overclocking use the haswell guide found here http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-haswell-overclocking-oc-guide/0_20 or here http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-guide-with-statistics/0_20
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post #7 of 10
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In case you two have officially relieved me, I thought EasyTune screwed up my voltage xD.
I will use BIOS in the future to overclock smile.gif

One more thing in relation to that, if I decide to overclock it (I think I can do it up to 4.6 Ghz). Will it be ok with the stock cooler at 3000 RPM
post #8 of 10
i would say no, not gonna happen, you need aftermarket cooler to go beyond 4,0-4,2ghz depending on your luck in silicon lottery
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post #9 of 10
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Alright, it performs beautifully in all my games anyway so on that note, thank you....
As long as it can go in the mid 70's just fine I will be extremely happy with my setup, if I ever get an aftermarket cooler (I've heard the Hyper 212 Evo is good...). I'll be sure to come back here!

Thanks for the clarification smile.gif
Now to uninstall all my useless Gigabyte utilities.......
post #10 of 10
I would really consider something like that Hyper 212 EVO if you game a lot, to keep the temps at bay. A lot of newer titles like GTA V or Witcher 3 or even the new Tomb Raider will really put that i5 to work, at times even 100% across all cores, that's why you're seeing high temps in demanding CPU titles that I mentioned.

EVO 212's go for around 30 bucks, and will be night and day compared to the tiny stock intel cooler, which in my opinion is only good for browsing lol. I like to stay below 60 C temps in demanding titles and that's at 4.7GHz and 1.30 volts going to the cpu.
Edited by Marc79 - 2/27/16 at 12:42pm
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