Solved I7 2700K speed drops to 1.6 GHZ Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Last response: July 20, 2012 12:52 PM in CPUs Share minanasery July 20, 2012 12:20:35 PM Hi, I want to ask about something , it's really annoying me because i don't know why it happens everytime i turn on my pc firt my components are : PSU : Corsair TX750 Bronze Processor : Intel I7 2700k Processor COOLER : Noctua NH-U9D GPU : Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce Edition Memory : 4GB X 4 DDR3 RAM (@1600 Mhz ) HDD : Western Digital 500 GB my problem is the normal speed of cpu is to be run @ 3.5 GHZ, and it dedicates it on the bios...so after i enter to the windows , it still 3.5 GHZ till a short while , then drops to 1600 MHZ is that normal ? if not , what to do then ?! Thx ALOT !! Best Regards More about : 2700k speed drops ghz evilsooty July 20, 2012 12:24:24 PM Does it go up again after you run a demanding program? My i7 860 throttles the CPU down to under 2GHz when it doesn't need the power and automatically increases the clock speeds to the maximum of whatever you set when it needs it. Best solution 4Ryan6 a b à CPUs July 20, 2012 12:42:51 PM minanasery said:is that normal ? if not , what to do then ?! Thx ALOT !! Best Regards Yes, it's normal operation of the CPU. Related resources I7 - 2700k OC @4.5 Ghz Help! - Forum Core i7 2700k Overclocking: Are these results and settings acceptable? - Forum Core i7 2700k OverClock Settings - Forum 2700K vs. 3770K - Forum Downclocking a 2700k - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer minanasery July 20, 2012 12:51:23 PM demanding apps like what ?? ex. games ?? minanasery July 20, 2012 12:52:36 PM Best answer selected by minanasery. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCooling Fan Roundup ForumThermal Compound Roundup ForumEasy overclock i7 2700k ForumO.C 2700k ForumTrying to reach 4.6 with i7 2700k ForumShould it be necessary to overclock a 2700k for WoW? ForumAHHHH Can't get Intel 2700k stable at 4.8 Ghz !! ForumIs it ok to have a i7 2700k cpu and with an amd video card ForumDoes i7 2700k support PCI Express 3.0 x 16 /GTX 670? ForumFOR SALE I7 2700K OVERCLOCKED @ 5.0 GHZ WATERCOOLED GAMING PC Forum3570K to 3930K or 2700K ForumWait for Ivy Bridge or get a 2700K ? ForumXonar Phoebus & Quality Sound ForumCant get my pc to work fans run at full speed ForumHow to change fan speed in BIOS? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !