I just got a 2500K and a Gigabyte Z68 MB, I did a simple overclock with the Multiplier to (x42)
but when I check CPU Z it shows as my clock speed being downclocked to around 1600 mhz,,(x16). AT Idle.
Is this a power saving feature I dont have turned off or something ?If so I didnt see it in the bios
and didn,t read anything about it in the MB manual. (I confess I might have skimmed through it a little )
The Board is a Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 . Any Ideas what I need to change or is the automatic/ or unchangeable ?
I should mention ive never seen a CPU run as cool as this one at 4.2 ghz @26 deg. I havent tweaked a thing on it
but the multiplier. Im really liking this new hardware, I used to heat my office with machines that were OCed a few years ago. (just kidding) not by much though !
Having it set close to my AC vent helps too I suppose.