I5 3570k only running at 1.6GHz

Hi,

I'm new to these pc-building stuff and I've been having some CPU issues, I've been monitoring by CPU's speed with Asus' AI Suite II that came with my motherboard, and realize that it deosnt even go above 1.7GHz even when I am rendering HD videos. Then I tried using Intel's Turbo Boost Monitor and noticed that my Processor is always on Energy Saving Mode. Has anybody face this problem before? Please do help!

i5 3570k Processor
Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Kingston Hyper-X 2x4GB RAM
Gigabyte HD6850
Corsair TX650M Power Supple
OS Installed on a 120GB Corsair Force SSD
1TB Caviar Blue HDD

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Thank You.
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  1. Try running Prime95 get your cores to 100% useage. Make sure to download Core Temp or Real Temp as well to see if you truely are getting 100% useage.
  2. Forgot to mention CPU-Z, it will show your CPU's clock when you hit 100% useage.
  3. i guess that you have did something like INTEL SPEEDSTEP technology go to bios and dissable it.
  4. tydalwave said:
    Try running Prime95 get your cores to 100% useage. Make sure to download Core Temp or Real Temp as well to see if you truely are getting 100% useage.


    Hi TydalWave, appreciate your reply. I tried running Prime 95, but CPU-Z still says that I'm running at 1.6xx MHz. :(
  5. xtreme5 said:
    i guess that you have did something like INTEL SPEEDSTEP technology go to bios and dissable it.


    Hi Vetera, I tried disabling Intel speedstep technology, but that deosn't work as well. Do reply! Thanks. :(
  6. TheMunnn said:
    Hi Vetera, I tried disabling Intel speedstep technology, but that deosn't work as well. Do reply! Thanks. :(

    Same problem here. I "overclocked" it to 3.2. And now it s running on 3.2 all the time.
  7. I'd start by resetting the BIOS to stock/default settings. Whenever things start happening that you simply can't understand, it's best to just reset the BIOS instead of going back in and enabling this or disabling that. If it still has issues after you reset it to stock, then let us know.
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