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I am new to overclocking, I have achieved ~3.2ghz on my Core2 Quad Q8300, stock 2.5ghz.

Everything is working well...but I am curious about if it's maintaining the OC.

When I alt-tab out of a game, and I look at CPUZ64 it shows the OC OK, but after a few seconds it drops down to 2.5ghz. Is this normal behavior, when minimizing a game?

I really need a good program that will show my clock speeds while playing. I've seen some in youtube videos

Here's my full specs incase anyone was wondering:

Win7 x64

ASUS P5Q SE Plus: BIOS ver. 2204

Core2 Quad Q8300 @3.2ghz (stock 2.5ghz)

8GB DDR2 800mhz

Sapphire R9 270x 4GB

X-FI Titanium PCI-e x1 audio

Ultra 650w PSU
 

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You should not be doing any kind of overclocking with an Ultra PSU in your system.
First off it is holding your OC back and its also making your system unstable unstable.

Bet the problem is that rubbish Ultra PSU.
 

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I played GTA5 for 5 hours with this OC, it's working well. No issues that I can see. I have been planning to upgrade my PSU soon, but I am poor, and it takes a while for me to save up for stuff.

I don't want to get into a debate on my hardware, though I appreciate your response.

I really just need a program to see my clocks while playing.

Thanks.
 

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Nice ninja edit on your post, lol.....

I am not having any stability issues at all. No crashing or anything.
 

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Using ASUS AI Suite, it shows it holding steady at 3.2ghz when a game is running. Not sure why the other program was not reporting it right.

My games are running a lot better, no stuttering, no problems.

Again, please.....A program to monitor clocks in game.
 
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