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I5 7400 running at lower clock speeds than expected?

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22 minutes ago, Universes said:

Is this something that started happening recently? 

 

What I noticed is that CPU-Z shows the multiplier as "x 22 (8-22)". It appears for some reason, something is telling the CPU to max out at that speed. Usually the multiplier can be set in the BIOS. 

I can't change those multipliers since the cpu is non k

Issue was solved by updating the BIOS (was F2 now is F6)

Hello, I have a I5 7400 that should run at 3.0GHz base but instead runs at 2.2Ghz max even while playing warzone. 

I tried using the max perfomance power plan and checked everything cpu related was at 100%, I also changed the core voltage from 0.804V as shown in the pic (was set to auto in the motherboard) to 1.2v and got no extra perfomance

CPU is running at 50º while gaming

Specs:

CPU: I5 7400

Motherboard: gigabyte b250m gaming 5

GPU: GTX 1060 3GB

RAM: 1x16gb 3200mhz(XMP)

PSU: 430w 80 plus bronze

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It's throttling, use HWINFO to see why.

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12 minutes ago, Bitter said:

It's throttling, use HWINFO to see why.

What do I have to check exactly?

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29 minutes ago, ElPepren said:

What do I have to check exactly?

Temperature of each core preferably, not just the package.

 

58 minutes ago, ElPepren said:

I also changed the core voltage from 0.804V as shown in the pic (was set to auto in the motherboard) to 1.2v and got no extra perfomance

Why did you think increasing voltage would give you more performance? You increase voltage if your OC isn't stable, you aren't doing OC... your CPU is throttling bellow base clocks.
By increasing voltage you increase power consumption and with that you increase heat generation...

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1 hour ago, ElPepren said:

RAM: 1x16gb 3200mhz(XMP)

Dual channel isn't reserved only for AMD you know... for the love of God put another stick in or trade that one in for x2 8GB. 😄

 

1 hour ago, ElPepren said:

PSU: 430w 80 plus bronze

That PSU is only just good enough for your current configuration... when time comes to upgrade stuff don't forget to put a better PSU in.

  

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25 minutes ago, Biohazard777 said:

Temperature of each core preferably, not just the package.

 

Why did you think increasing voltage would give you more performance? You increase voltage if your OC isn't stable, you aren't doing OC... your CPU is throttling bellow base clocks.
By increasing voltage you increase power consumption and with that you increase heat generation...

image.png.93841ff24dbc19db25593fd9384a444e.png

 

 

Dual channel isn't reserved only for AMD you know... for the love of God put another stick in or trade that one in for x2 8GB. 😄

 

That PSU is only just good enough for your current configuration... when time comes to upgrade stuff don't forget to put a better PSU in.

  

Temps are 35ºc idle for every core and 50º while gaming

Still can't solve the underclock issue

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1 minute ago, ElPepren said:

Temps are 35ºc idle for every core and 50º while gaming

Still can't solve the underclock issue

Intel very rarely has all cores working at same temps, usually 10c difference between coolest and hottest, sometimes even more... what software are you using for monitoring?

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4 minutes ago, Biohazard777 said:

Intel very rarely has all cores working at same temps, usually 10c difference between coolest and hottest, sometimes even more... what software are you using for monitoring?

HWINFO and MSI Afterburner both show the same results, with every core between 34-37ºc at idle and 47-51º while gaming

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Is this something that started happening recently? 

 

What I noticed is that CPU-Z shows the multiplier as "x 22 (8-22)". It appears for some reason, something is telling the CPU to max out at that speed. Usually the multiplier can be set in the BIOS. 

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22 minutes ago, Universes said:

Is this something that started happening recently? 

 

What I noticed is that CPU-Z shows the multiplier as "x 22 (8-22)". It appears for some reason, something is telling the CPU to max out at that speed. Usually the multiplier can be set in the BIOS. 

I can't change those multipliers since the cpu is non k

Issue was solved by updating the BIOS (was F2 now is F6)

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