2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2018 1:00 AM by Reydan

    8700k turbo boost doesn't hit 4.7ghz on 1 core


      Hi all,

      I have a 8700k with a Asus Rog Strix-F gaming motherboard. I own it since 2 weeks, I use HWmonitor to keep an eye on heat. Because I've heard these chips get hot, and it's also the first time I did my own build. But in HWmonitor and CPU-z it never shows that it hits 4.7Ghz on 1 core. It does hit 4.3Ghz on all cores.


      Last night I changed a few settings in the Bios after reading about some others who had this issue. My Bios had C-states somehow disabled, so I turned those on and also enabled Speed Step. Now all my cores hit 4.5ghz while idle and during gaming it hits 4.4ghz. I have no idea why it doesn't hit the 4.7Ghz on 1 core as advertised. (I closed applications so that only HWmonitor and CPU-z where on)


      I tried Prime95 using small FFTs for 1 core, to no avail. I have my BIOS updated. I have no clue what is causing this.


      Hopefully someone can help me out with this issue.