The 12400F cannot be overclocked, only CPU's with the 'K' suffix like the 12600K can be overclocked. However 2.5Ghz is not correct, that sounds like it's not configured correctly. The base clock is 2.5Ghz but the all core boost frequency is 4Ghz. The latter is what you should be getting when your playing video games.Hey again,
my parts arrived and I have just installed everything etc.
Now I ran into some issues.. is it true that the i5-12400F cannot be overclocked with the motherboard I now own? (Gigabyte B660 Gaming X DDR4)
I bought the CPU thinking I could reach the shown clock speed of 4.4 GHz easily but now I am sitting here at 2.50 GHz..
If I can't get this to the desired 4.4 GHz is this new CPU still better than my old one or did I ultimately make a purchase mistake and might as well refund it and get a different CPU that I can overclock or something..
What is the PC doing when your measuring the clock speed? If you run a benchmark like Cinebench R23:
Does the CPU remain permanently at 2.5Ghz?
Things to check, what are your Turbo Power Limits set to in the bios?
Unfortunately I don't have that specific board but what your looking for is no time limit on PL2.
What is your power profile set to in Windows?