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My i5-3570k is constantly on max speed for no reason?

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July 1, 2012 1:18:34 PM

I just built my first PC about 3 weeks ago and for the first weeks the CPU (i5-3570k) ran at slower speeds, about 1600mhz when i was just surfing the web or something, and would get up to 3600-3800 during gaming. Now, when i power up my PC to when i power down, its always at 3700-3800mhz and i didnt change anything?! how can i get it back so im not constantly stressing out the CPU. when i go to the task manager, it says that my CPU usage is still lke 1% or 0%

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a c 283 à CPUs
July 1, 2012 1:22:38 PM

Make sure that you're still using the "Balanced" power plan in Windows. High Performance will make it do what you're describing.
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July 1, 2012 1:32:46 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Make sure that you're still using the "Balanced" power plan in Windows. High Performance will make it do what you're describing.

how do i check that
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a c 283 à CPUs
July 1, 2012 1:34:01 PM

Control Panel > Power Options
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July 1, 2012 1:35:36 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Control Panel > Power Options

Ah yes, that did the trick! i dont know how that got changed.. Thanks!!
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July 1, 2012 1:36:40 PM

Best answer selected by adampcpower.
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July 1, 2012 1:39:05 PM

Are u sure that nothing is running in the background? Like virus scan or updates?

Or virus : )

U mentioned that u didn't do anything in BIOS, but u can always try to reset it to the default settings.
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a b à CPUs
July 1, 2012 1:39:59 PM

Ups, little late : )

Good for you, that fix.
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a c 283 à CPUs
July 1, 2012 1:41:51 PM

adampcpower said:
Ah yes, that did the trick! i dont know how that got changed.. Thanks!!


You're welcome. :) 
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July 1, 2012 1:43:45 PM

nikorr said:
Ups, little late : )

Good for you, that fix.

thanks for helping
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