I was following this guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/910467/the-ultimate-sandy-br... and it seemed to be working. I went into windows with a very modest OC (4 Ghz) and my temperatures seemed fine (ran Prime95 for about 1 hour), around 57 C. However, I couldn't see what my voltage was for some reason with CPU-Z, so I googled around, and found that I had to use Gigabyte's own software (EasyTune) to see what my Vcore was.
I went around doing random stuff for about 5 minutes until I realized that my i5 2500k had dropped to stock speed (3,3 Ghz). I went into BIOS to check if everything was set right, which it was. What am I doing wrong?
Just ask my wife, she's great at telling me what I did wrong
You don't need to turn all that crap off .... and you will drop speed and voltage when not under load ... that is what is supposed to happen. Turn on P95, it goes up, turn off, goes down.
Here's a easy step by step.
1. Download OCCT, this way when you torture test ya system, ya won't need to run any additional 3rd party utilities......it will load the system and report load, voltage, temps, anything else ya wanna know and graph the results without having to run anything else at all.