CPU Clock speeds jumping from 1k - 4k

Jun 16, 2018
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i recently just did my first build and i am using CAM to monitor everything. but my issue is that my clock speeds rapidly go anywhere from 1500 all the way up to 4200 and tend to mainly stay around 4000 clock speed.
so my question is, is this normal and if not how can i fix it.

System specs
CPU: Intel Cord 17 8700k
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce Gtx 960
Memory: DDR4 (8x2) 16gb ram
MOBO: ROG STRIX Z370-H Gaming

thank you and hope someone can help me.
 

PuperHacker

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Yes, it is normal. There is no point in running 4GHz and using the CPU if it is idle. It wouldn't be normal if they fluctuate when CPU is on 100% usage though. You can go to control panel to select "High performance power plan" to pin the clock speeds, if you want.
 

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