I used to have same issue with same CPU, with msi gaming 7 mobo. After couple of frustrating days I noticed that there was an onboard "slow mode" switch on. I turned it off, booted the system, and the issue was gone. That slow mode limited the multiplier of the cpu to 8x. Now its 44 and running at 44 x base clock freq. 4.4 Ghz. After laughing to myself for a while, I was relieved and ready to enjoy my well built system
Hello Rex1ey, thanks for joining the Intel Community.
Please follow the recommendation given by Thomasemusic. If that does not fix the issue please check the following suggestions:
1. Check if you are running the latest BIOS version available for your motherboard.
2. You can check on the motherboard’s BIOS if the following feature is enabled “Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology”. If it is, please disable it.
3. You can also run the Intel(R) Processor Diagnostic Tool (IPDT). You can download this tool from the following link: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-031726.htm. Once you run the diagnostics please contact us back with the results so we can further assist you.
4. You may also download and run the Intel® Processor Identification Utility from the following link: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/sb/CS-014921.htm