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Windows 7: Overclock not picked up by OS

28 Apr 2013   #1
veldthui

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Overclock not picked up by OS

I have overclocked my system from 3.33 to 4.10 and while this is picked up by the BIOS at boot and displayed as such Windows still says it is 3.33 and it will only run at 3.33 max.

How do I get windows to pick up the 4.1 overclock?


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28 Apr 2013   #2
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Download and run CPU-Z and post a screenshot if you can please.
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28 Apr 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Where does Windows say this?
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28 Apr 2013   #4
veldthui

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Where does Windows say this?
ON the system information page. Also on a couple of CPU gadgets. "System Monitor II" being one of them.
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28 Apr 2013   #5
veldthui

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Download and run CPU-Z and post a screenshot if you can please.
Here you go. Shows 3.33 here but on boot the BIOS says 4.10

Note the core speed says 4183 and multiplier 31 which they should be. However when running I only ever see the actual speed get to 3.33 and everywhere it is the reported speed.


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28 Apr 2013   #6
veldthui

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well not sure what has happened but suddenly the system is playing ball. Still says 3.33 on the System page but "System Monitor II" is now showing that it is getting up to the 4.1 mark and the feel of the machine has certainly speedier feeling about it.
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28 Apr 2013   #7
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The CPU-Z snippet shows your cpu speed @ 4183.57MHz, or 4.183GHz. I'm not sure Windows will inherently show you any overclocked speeds.
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29 Apr 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Right Kelly, the system properties only shows the stock specs of the CPU.
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29 Apr 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

It may or may not show up in computer properties, mine does but it really doesn`t matter, CPU-z is what matters.
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29 Apr 2013   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It may or may not show up in computer properties, mine does but it really doesn`t matter, CPU-z is what matters.
Mine shows different then yours

You have stock and overclock speed I just have Overclock speed maybe windows has Behavior problems


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