i have just got a new rig and it has been pre oc'd to 4.0ghz from 2.8. i have that new turbo step technology so i cant see the real power with CPU-Z coz it underclocks inself, all 4 cores, to 1.2Ghz
I wanted to know if there was any programme, like MSI afterburner, for CPU's? i have D/L'd Rivatuner but it dosnt seem to support my system. The part where you click the customize arrow to change options isnt avalible when i get it.
Running prime on all cores you still get a single multiplier boost so it brings you up another 133MHz to ~2.933MHz, from the looks of it you got one at stock speed. Double check your receipt and make sure you were supposed to get the OC'ed version, if so give them a call, they might have just shipped you the wrong one by mistake.
Did you happen to reset the BIOS since you got it? If so that would clear the OC and return it to stock speed. You should be able to OC it to 4GHz pretty easy yourself since it comes with a good cooler
Yeah I agree with the above poster. Just search your CPU and motherboard and see if people have tried the same combo overclocking. If they have see what they posted about stability and overclock. It can be frustrating but it is a good thing to learn. Depending on your mobo, you should also have the ability to save profile, which saves all your current settings and overclock which is incredibly useful.
Hell there are even tones of youtube videos to help you learn. It's really not as hard as you first think, but is a bit overwhelming unless you look for guides, there are tones of great guides out there.