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Old 05-13-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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overclocked CPU,Windows 7 shows stock speed.

Hello.This issue show out of nowhere.I've been running my AMD 1055 6core overclocked safely and stably at 3.4Ghz,default is 2.8Ghz.

Everything works sweet,and Windows reported the 3.4 speed for my CPU,both under "System" in Control Panel,and in Direct X diagnostic tool.Only,I stupidly changed the EPU setting from High Performance to Auto,and naturally my overclock was gone.I restored BIOS to defaults,then carefully readjusted everything again,system is happy again, only now Windows will show the stock speed of the CPU,no matter what.System is actually indeed running at 3.4 properly,BIOS knows,I know,Windows couldn't care less.

Yes,this speed is and was achieved with cool and quiet enabled.

Please advise.

Thank you all.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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Run Win experience see if that sorts it out, disable cool n' quiet....
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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If you have Cool n' Quiet enabled the CPU will down-clock when windows is running.
Most likely you had Cool n' Quiet off originally.
What are you using to check CPU speed?

It should jump to 3.4ghz if you have say, Wprime running full throttle.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:50 AM   #4
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Run Win experience see if that sorts it out, disable cool n' quiet....
Thank you for both replies.Strange thing is,I remember cool n' quiet enabled and system at 3.4Ghz.I ran Windows Experience before formatting Win 7,it didn't change the speed.

I have defaulted BIOS twice and retuned system,before and after formatting, system reaches 3.402Ghz with RAM at 1620Mhz,and reports it under system information in BIOS.Also,cool n' quiet is shown as enabled.


1)If I disable cool n' quiet will I have performance boosts?Will it affect temps noticeably and will roar as a monster?

2)I understand this feature is actually making Windows confused with power plans,scores and all.Is it realistically the best to have it off at all times?


Borg,thank you for taking the time for this.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:53 AM   #5
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Personally on the wifes rig cool n' quiet is disabled and it's still fairly quiet..

Cheers J

I know windows can be a pain for not displaying oc's but as long as CPU-Z reports the correct over clock ignore windows...

don't for get the cpu will down clock when cool n' quiet is enabled and widows should detect this, it may be the reason for the false reports..

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Old 05-14-2011, 03:36 AM   #6
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Oh well,it allready roars somehow due to full fans speed,so I'm turning cool n' quiet off permanently.I will check both cpu-z and Windows reports and come back here with results.

Borg thank you again and rep added.

Cheers,you have a nice day.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:05 AM   #7
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Okay, issue resolved system happily displays correct CPU speed everywhere, both under Windows System and from cpu-z validation.Cool and quiet is gone for good.

My Validation page for Windows Vista Ultimate 32 EN:

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1818819

Thank you for your help Borg,Virusfarm too.

Cheers, enjoy your weekend.
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