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i7 3770k max speed multiplier... normal?

jonshocks

Junior Member
Apr 16, 2019
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Hey guys just a quick qn...

I knw my cpu might be ancient but just wanted to check do cpus barely reach or hit the max cpu speed with turbo enabled?

Fyi, my cpu can reach or hit 3.9ghz no problem with a multiplier of x39. This is on a H77 board with no overclocking. But cpu is unlocked.

Because from my observation through Cpu-z, Speccy, Realtemps, Msi Afterburner monitoring tools, it rarely or barely even hits x39 multiplier speed at 3.9ghz. In CpuZ it shows (16-39) which I find is ok. Realtemp is the least accurate atm with regards to cpu clock speed even with the latest update release.

I find that it continuously stays at x36-x37 speeds... even whilst using cpu intensive apps...

Is this normal even under load?
 

LTC8K6

Lifer
Mar 10, 2004
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Sounds normal:
Frequency
3500 MHz
Maximum turbo frequency
3900 MHz (1 or 2 cores)
3800 MHz (3 cores)
3700 MHz (4 cores)
Low power frequency
1600 MHz
 

Ed1

Senior member
Jan 8, 2001
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Sounds normal:
Frequency
3500 MHz
Maximum turbo frequency
3900 MHz (1 or 2 cores)
3800 MHz (3 cores)
3700 MHz (4 cores)
Low power frequency
1600 MHz
I think it is only one core at 3900
so it would look like this
3900 MHz (1 cores)
3800 MHz (2 cores)
3700 MHz (3 cores)
3600 MHz (4 cores)
Low power frequency
1600mhz

OP: It is normal, I have 3750k and I never see the highest clock because it is very rare only one core will be loaded, if you set one and second core to highest then you see in more often. SO totally normal for stock setup w/o OC of MCE enabled.
 

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