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A potentially noob question about my i5-2400 CPU

Hello, good people!

All the time is on 2893 mhz, not on 3100 mhz how much should it be.

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Any help?
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  1. What does it go to when under high load/usage?
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  2. considering that intel defines the i5-2400 specs;
    Processor Base Frequency 3.10 GHz
    Max Turbo Frequency 3.40 GHz

    I would suggest going to windows, under power management, make sure it set to high performance, then edit details of high performance and make sure the minimum power is not set lower than 50% (which means 1600mhz) then check Max is 99-100% not any lower. then reboot and test again at idle it will dip lower because windows tells it to. (your 50% at idle minimum, is good keep cpu nice and cool) until it is needed.
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  3. All time is same. Cores do not go more then 2893 at any load.

    https://thumb.ibb.co/fgcU5R/123D.png
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  4. I would also use HWINFO in sensor mode to get accurate reading, not sure what program you are using but many misread speeds.
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  5. It is on hing performance. I always keep it like that.

    https://thumb.ibb.co/jq5XQR/12d.jpg
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  6. HWINFO sensor tell me same story just like HOM.

    https://thumb.ibb.co/mztK5R/12ddddd.jpg
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  7. Go into BIOS and make manually sure your cores are running with the highest multiplier allowed, as for a lock cpu like yours
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    okay in your information from cpuz you just informed me one thing your main pcie bus speed is slower than it should be , so I have a question, have you tried to overclock this cpu? if not could you try a clear cmos and see if that changes anything
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  9. The Paladin said:
    okay in your information from cpuz you just informed me one thing your main pcie bus speed is slower than it should be , so I have a question, have you tried to overclock this cpu? if not could you try a clear cmos and see if that changes anything


    I did not try to OC it. If I reset bios, can that reset my bios update?
    Because I need that update for my new graphics card to work.
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  10. then boot to bios and as tolis_gr said " Go into BIOS and make manually sure your cores are running with the highest multiplier allowed"
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  11. The Paladin said:
    then boot to bios and as tolis_gr said " Go into BIOS and make manually sure your cores are running with the highest multiplier allowed"gg


    Ok, but where is that option in bios?
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  12. charliemhz said:


    cpu clock ratio, set it to max allowed
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  13. Can not enter and change that, also I think it is already on max.
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  15. load optimized defaults and reboot or enter bios and make the changes
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  16. Sure. But problem is still there. CPU is on 2893 mhz, not on 3100 mhz how much should it be.
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  17. Any help?
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  18. I got informed that bios restart do not remove any BIOS update. So i restarted my BIOS. AND voila!!! CPU WORKS ON MAX SPEED!!!

    https://preview.ibb.co/mzMUqR/1234.jpg
    upload photo album online
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  19. glad I could help
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