Please keep in mind that Intel® provides the unlocked processors for the customer to experiment with over-clocking, but we do not support it, since we do not recommend over-clocking.
We only suggest over-clocking up to the Turbo Boost speed; in this case the maximum over-clocking that we suggest is up to 3.8 GHz.
Over-clocking the processor above that speed will be up to the customer and under his / her own risk.
Thanks for the reply.
I have since down-clocked the CPU by setting the Turbo Ratio setting to 'Per Core' using the following:
Core 1: 33
Core 2: 33
Core 3: 38
Core 4: 38
Core 5: 33
Core 6: 33
The intention was to set all cores apart from 3 and 4 to the stock 32 multiplier, but the motherboard forces 33 for some reason. I have tested again running the CPU at 100%, and a fixed multiplier of 35 is now being used i.e. 3.5GHz. I would be grateful if someone could explain to me why this is.
I would suggest installing the latest BIOS version for your motherboard, and if the same issue continues, contact the motherboard manufacturer to see the reason that the BIOS sets a fix value.