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i7 4770k and OC Force stuck at 800 mhz need help

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September 16, 2013 4:53:45 AM

After putting everything together and installing win 7 ultimate, l open easytune and see the cpu is running at 800 mhz. What is wrong?
Also with the socket when installing a noctua dh-d14 do you remove the the clamp that holds the cpu in the socket?
Thanks Bruce

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September 16, 2013 5:07:27 AM

jewals11 said:
After putting everything together and installing win 7 ultimate, l open easytune and see the cpu is running at 800 mhz. What is wrong?

Sounds like it's stuck on the lowest idle state. Go into Control Panel -> Power Options, and make sure it's on "Balanced" and not "Power Saver". If that doesn't work, go into the BIOS and disable SpeedStep setting. Note, an 800MHz speed is normal when idle. You've only got a problem if it's still 800MHz under load!
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September 16, 2013 5:14:27 AM

Is your PSU haswell ready?? when going into idle or low power state your PSU might not know what it has to do.

I have not yet seen any reports stuff going wrong, should not be noticeable but its always good to check if any problems actually exist with OC Haswell and PSU.

Just saying and guessing here!
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September 16, 2013 5:25:22 AM

What motherboard?
What gpu?
What psu?

If you are reading the speed with nothing running, the cpu is just idling. Run memtest or Intel Burn In and monitor speeds through cpuid and/or hardware monitor.

You really don't want to remove the cpu when you switch over to the noctua. Leave the cpu clamped and GENTLY twist the stock cooler side to side to break it loose from the TIM. DO NOT use force - you don't want to bend the pins/socket. If you cannot get the cooler loose, run Intel burn in to heat the cpu and TIM and gently try again. Worst case if the cooler won't separate, then remove the clamp and CAREFULLY lift the cpu/cooler out. Cover the cpu socket with the plate that came with the motherboard. Then gripping the edges only of the cpu, twist the cpu off of the cooler. Do NOT touch the base of the cpu.

Once you have the cpu free, gently clean the top of the cpu (holding the edges) to remove old TIM - I use 91% isopropyl alcohol and a lint free rag. When the cpu is clean, carefully reinstall into m/b. It should drop in - no force whatsoever. Make sure you get the triangle on the cpu lined up with the corresponding mark on the cpu socket. Once the cpu is correctly inserted, lock it down with the clamp and then install the noctua. Be sure to snug up the mounting screws of the noctua - that sucker is heavy and will tend to move around in a typical horizontal mounting.

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September 16, 2013 5:33:29 AM

BSim500 said:
jewals11 said:
After putting everything together and installing win 7 ultimate, l open easytune and see the cpu is running at 800 mhz. What is wrong?

Sounds like it's stuck on the lowest idle state. Go into Control Panel -> Power Options, and make sure it's on "Balanced" and not "Power Saver". If that doesn't work, go into the BIOS and disable SpeedStep setting. Note, an 800MHz speed is normal when idle. You've only got a problem if it's still 800MHz under load!


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September 16, 2013 5:41:34 AM

tried intel burn test and still runs at 800 mhz under load
I am stuck may have to return.
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September 16, 2013 5:43:22 AM

jewals11 said:
tried intel burn test and still runs at 800 mhz under load
I am stuck may have to return.

Did you try my Control Panel -> 1. Power Options & 2. Disable Speedstep suggestions? You may find a motherboard BIOS update can fix that too.
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September 16, 2013 6:47:29 AM

control panel power options balanced yes.
Cannot find speed step in OC Force bias
disabled c1e , c7 and c6 states
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September 16, 2013 7:08:29 AM

jewals11 said:
control panel power options balanced yes.
Cannot find speed step in OC Force bias
disabled c1e , c7 and c6 states

Try reading this thread by someone who had a similar problem the other day:-
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1793709/3570-r...
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November 17, 2013 6:31:04 PM

Hi jewals11,

please read the reply I wrote in this forum, I think it may solve your problem:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/general-help/115677-no-matter...

cheers,

andré

jewals11 said:
After putting everything together and installing win 7 ultimate, l open easytune and see the cpu is running at 800 mhz. What is wrong?
Also with the socket when installing a noctua dh-d14 do you remove the the clamp that holds the cpu in the socket?
Thanks Bruce


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February 25, 2014 7:40:58 AM

I had the same issue as Windows was only raking in the min speed of 800mhz, This is what seemed to have solved it for me. If you are over clocking with an OS based UI(ie Intel extreme tuning utility) with preset over clocks. Go back to your bios and enable the XMP profile it sometimes goes back to default.
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March 8, 2014 6:43:06 AM

Found out the problem, I bent a few of the pins in the cpu socket on the MOBO.
So that is it the MOBO is now defective and l cannot get it fixed.
Thx for all your replies.
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