Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community - View Single Post - 2500k wont maintain a multiplier

View Single Post
post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 10:29 PM
Graphics Junkie
UltraMega's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 2,363
Rep: 59 (Unique: 53)
Quote: Originally Posted by unclewebb View Post
Intel CPUs use turbo boost to reach the highest multiplier. Turbo boost is controlled by a long and a short power limit. If these limits are not set high enough in the bios, your CPU will throttle and slow down when overclocked and fully loaded with Prime95.

When overclocking, some motherboards will set these power limits to unobtainable values like 4095. Your Core Temp screenshot shows that your CPU is being limited to the 95 Watt TDP value.

You can run HWiNFO and it will show you the reason that your CPU is throttling.

Your CPU wont be maxing out on power draw in gaming so it really shouldn't affect gaming performance at all. This power limit usually only shows up in stability testing since very few things will make your CPU go at 100% for long.

4K Rig
(7 items)
Intel 7700k @4.2ghz
Zotec 1080 Ti
16GB 3200mhz DDR4
Hard Drive
250GB nvme + 500GB SSD + 4TB HDD
Samsung 4K 65 inch TV
Pixio PX276 27inch 144Hz 1ms 1440p
Sound Blaster z
▲ hide details ▲
UltraMega is online now