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HELP! BIOS over / underclocking?

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July 29, 2012 4:42:49 PM

Hi, i have a problem... I have just completed a new-build with the following;

i5 3470 quad core 6mb - 3.2GHZ / Corsair 2x4GB 1600MHZ DDR3 / SSD 90GB 6GPS / Gigabite GA-Z77-DS3H.

Everything seems to be running OK, But the BIOS indicated speeds are way-way off, it tells me that;

CPU = 3632.77 Mhz (but isnt this the same as running at 3.632 Ghz?)

Memory = 1345 Mhz (but this is in the 1333mhz range, not the 1600mhz i expected)

Does anyone know why my bios readings have WAY overclocked the readout for my CPU and WAY underclocked my memory?

Im worried as it all new to me really, and that the CPU will burn out / and or i wont get the best from my memory chips. I could imagine such readings if i have played around in the settings, but this has just ben a PLUG AND PLAY set up, and this is what i got...

Can anyone shed some light??

Many thanks

Tom

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July 29, 2012 4:48:49 PM

When you over clock the CPU .... depends on how you set your BIOS.... the BIOS will try to reduce the memory clock speed to maintain the CPU Clock Bus speed and Memory Bus in certain balance..... if you want you can try to fix the memory setting first... and then overclock...What MB you have..?
July 29, 2012 4:54:41 PM

sonexpc said:
When you over clock the CPU .... depends on how you set your BIOS.... the BIOS will try to reduce the memory clock speed to maintain the CPU Clock Bus speed and Memory Bus in certain balance..... if you want you can try to fix the memory setting first... and then overclock...What MB you have..?


Its a Gigabite GA-Z77-DS3H, and i was never intending to Overclock the CPU, not yet anyway. I just plugged it in and it reads out 3632mhz, i have no idea why.

When i look at other settings it tells me there is a 3.2 GHz present, but speed readout is WAY higher!
July 29, 2012 5:06:34 PM

Its also telling me that the CPU/ PCIe Base Clock is 100.00MHz, giving a reading of 36 X 100.90 MHz, is this something to do with it?

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