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Old 01-02-2014, 09:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So my BIOS is reporting that the CPU is functioning at 3.7 ghz... idek any more
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Because your cpu was overheating it throttles itself back to keep a save temperature, as well to save power.

Being properly cooled again, it'll be fine.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's been running cool for a few hours yet the frequency hasn't changed from 1.6 ghz (as reported by CPU-Z)...
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Stick your stuff back to stock and leave it be. Speedstep is doing what it needs to do and your CPU does not need to be at 100% frequency all of the time. Your CPU will only turbo boost on 2 cores, and will only go to the full 3.3GHz if you have more than a 50% load on it. If you're browsing Chrome and nothing more than it's supposed to be at a low frequency.
Also if you tried overclocking with the bclk you're taking a big risk at making your PC severely unstable.

If you want it to stop dropping, then all you need to do is turn off Speedstep and the C states in the bios.
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