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CPU clock too high @ 9505.5 MHz

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September 20, 2013 10:56:30 PM

Hello guys, yesterday while playing need for speed most wanted 2012, my cpu clock speed touched 9505.5 MHz, is it even possible?
Would it damage my processor?
I got the reading using hwinfo64
My rig:
Processor: i5 3570 3.4 - 3.8 GHz
Motherboard: gigabyte ga-h77m-d3h
RAM: gskill ripjawsX 8 GB
Graphic : Asus gtx 650 ti boost
PSU: Corsair cx500

Could it be due to electricity malfunction?
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September 20, 2013 11:04:13 PM

Lol... If your CPU gets to 9.5GHz it would simply blow. Do you even have enough COOLING CAPACITY for that? lol
September 20, 2013 11:06:27 PM

That shouldn't be possible, especially considering your processor isn't even a k series intel processor. Most likely a false reading, much like how coretemp gives below ambient temps for my 8320 when idling.

Quick question, was the reading for a single core or all four? Additionally, do you happen to know the temperature when the clock speed got that high?

If the temperature wasn't ridiculously high, most definitely a false reading.
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September 20, 2013 11:11:55 PM

You got one of the best cpu,s I ever heard of if it hit that high intel would want it back to study lol but serious its most likely a error in the software your using.
September 20, 2013 11:18:13 PM

DarylEPerez said:
Lol... If your CPU gets to 9.5GHz it would simply blow. Do you even have enough COOLING CAPACITY for that? lol


Lol, i know its weird, and my computer is stock no extra fans, nothing.
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September 20, 2013 11:19:26 PM

AdamShep said:
DarylEPerez said:
Lol... If your CPU gets to 9.5GHz it would simply blow. Do you even have enough COOLING CAPACITY for that? lol


Lol, i know its weird, and my computer is stock no extra fans, nothing.



It's just a false reading man lol.. :) 
September 20, 2013 11:19:28 PM

usbgtx550 said:
That shouldn't be possible, especially considering your processor isn't even a k series intel processor. Most likely a false reading, much like how coretemp gives below ambient temps for my 8320 when idling.

Quick question, was the reading for a single core or all four? Additionally, do you happen to know the temperature when the clock speed got that high?

If the temperature wasn't ridiculously high, most definitely a false reading.



The reading was for all 4 core's and the max temperature recorded during that session was 69 degree C, i am on stock cooling so i do hit those temp's especially with crysis 3 and splinter cell blacklist
September 20, 2013 11:19:54 PM

It's gotta be false reading. Sensing devices can get disturbed or fail the same as any other equipment. I remember one time in high school physics we were measuring gravity by dropping a weight past a laser sensor, and for one of the runs the darn thing measured gravity as something like -.5 m/s^2. Pretty sure that was just a fluke in the equipment. I mean, I didn't see the weight float upwards or anything!

Aside from that, it could also be a software problem. Some random bug in the program reading the sensor output. Tons of possibilities. I personally wouldn't worry about it so long as your temperatures are staying normal.
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September 20, 2013 11:22:03 PM

AdamShep said:
usbgtx550 said:
That shouldn't be possible, especially considering your processor isn't even a k series intel processor. Most likely a false reading, much like how coretemp gives below ambient temps for my 8320 when idling.

Quick question, was the reading for a single core or all four? Additionally, do you happen to know the temperature when the clock speed got that high?

If the temperature wasn't ridiculously high, most definitely a false reading.


If your CPU gets to 9.5 which is impossible since it would blow before it gets there, you motherboard would just fry. It's just too much heat going on aside of you not having cooling for clocks over 4.5GHz due to your stock fans lol

The reading was for all 4 core's and the max temperature recorded during that session was 69 degree C, i am on stock cooling so i do hit those temp's especially with crysis 3 and splinter cell blacklist

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September 21, 2013 1:21:03 AM

try cpuz to monitor, its just a false reading. It wouldn't be able to get that high period, the cpu multiplier on that cpu does not go that high.
September 24, 2013 12:00:39 AM

Now something weird again, i am yet getting weird readings, at times 8 GHz or 11 GHz, but if on every boot i load the optimized default values at BIOS the max i get is 3791 MHz which is in tandem with my processor =/ my temps are all normal even with 11 GHz reading the temp maxed at 42 Degree C.
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September 24, 2013 3:16:06 AM

False reading - Not uncommon with Gigabyte boards for some reason.
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