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#1Darkblade9116Posted 7/28/2014 3:24:31 PM
I won't be able to give much info, but it's worth a try:

My friend tries to overclock his cpu.

Intel i7 4790k
Asus Z87-A motherboard
16gigs of ram

Now the weird thing is, overclocking works at first. The bios accepts it and shows the higher clocks. Only it isn't visible on windows control panel or on cpu-z.. They still display the base clock values

He has al the parts needed to overclock it. So why doesn't it fully apply/show in windows?

If you have any suggestions, it would help us alot.
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#2ClouddxPosted 7/28/2014 3:31:36 PM
Have you tried running a CPU test then looking at the frequency in CPU-Z. If a certain option is enabled the CPU automatically downclocks itself till it's in use.
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#3Darkblade9116(Topic Creator)Posted 7/28/2014 11:58:34 PM
Clouddx posted...
Have you tried running a CPU test then looking at the frequency in CPU-Z. If a certain option is enabled the CPU automatically downclocks itself till it's in use.


Ah ok, i'll check it out. Also, my friend works at a pc store (the fact he can't solve it is driving him crazy haha) his boss says it's a matter of waiting for a bios update..

But that couldn't be it right? Would ot even show up in the bios of it needed an update?
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#4Freedan12Posted 7/29/2014 12:22:53 AM
PC store clerks knows as much about PCs as gun store clerks knows about guns.
#5Darkblade9116(Topic Creator)Posted 7/29/2014 12:09:41 PM
Any more tips?
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#6ClouddxPosted 7/29/2014 12:12:25 PM
Darkblade9116 posted...
Clouddx posted...
Have you tried running a CPU test then looking at the frequency in CPU-Z. If a certain option is enabled the CPU automatically downclocks itself till it's in use.


Ah ok, i'll check it out. Also, my friend works at a pc store (the fact he can't solve it is driving him crazy haha) his boss says it's a matter of waiting for a bios update..

But that couldn't be it right? Would ot even show up in the bios of it needed an update?


It should show up in the BIOS no matter what. However in windows it will downclock itself so you have to put some stress on the CPU for it to show the correct clock speeds.
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#7Darkblade9116(Topic Creator)Posted 7/29/2014 1:14:30 PM
Clouddx posted...
Darkblade9116 posted...
Clouddx posted...
Have you tried running a CPU test then looking at the frequency in CPU-Z. If a certain option is enabled the CPU automatically downclocks itself till it's in use.


Ah ok, i'll check it out. Also, my friend works at a pc store (the fact he can't solve it is driving him crazy haha) his boss says it's a matter of waiting for a bios update..

But that couldn't be it right? Would ot even show up in the bios of it needed an update?


It should show up in the BIOS no matter what. However in windows it will downclock itself so you have to put some stress on the CPU for it to show the correct clock speeds.



Is that only with the devil's canyon cpu's? Because he works in a pc store. This is not his first time overclocking
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#8DragnfyrPosted 7/29/2014 1:26:33 PM
The Windows Control Panel does not show overclocks.
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#9DragnfyrPosted 7/29/2014 1:30:24 PM
Darkblade9116 posted...
Clouddx posted...
Darkblade9116 posted...
Clouddx posted...
Have you tried running a CPU test then looking at the frequency in CPU-Z. If a certain option is enabled the CPU automatically downclocks itself till it's in use.


Ah ok, i'll check it out. Also, my friend works at a pc store (the fact he can't solve it is driving him crazy haha) his boss says it's a matter of waiting for a bios update..

But that couldn't be it right? Would ot even show up in the bios of it needed an update?


It should show up in the BIOS no matter what. However in windows it will downclock itself so you have to put some stress on the CPU for it to show the correct clock speeds.



Is that only with the devil's canyon cpu's? Because he works in a pc store. This is not his first time overclocking


Automatic down clocking on CPUs has been standard for a very long time. Since at least 7-8 years ago.
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#10ClouddxPosted 7/29/2014 1:31:01 PM
Darkblade9116 posted...
Clouddx posted...
Darkblade9116 posted...
Clouddx posted...
Have you tried running a CPU test then looking at the frequency in CPU-Z. If a certain option is enabled the CPU automatically downclocks itself till it's in use.


Ah ok, i'll check it out. Also, my friend works at a pc store (the fact he can't solve it is driving him crazy haha) his boss says it's a matter of waiting for a bios update..

But that couldn't be it right? Would ot even show up in the bios of it needed an update?


It should show up in the BIOS no matter what. However in windows it will downclock itself so you have to put some stress on the CPU for it to show the correct clock speeds.



Is that only with the devil's canyon cpu's? Because he works in a pc store. This is not his first time overclocking


No, it's with every CPU made by Intel, and I believe even AMD has their own thing that downclocks CPUs while not under stress.
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