Intel Xtreme Tuning Utility (reverts to stock after restarting PC)

Bryan5050

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I've tried this guide https://overclocking.guide/gigabyte-z370-overclocking-coffee-lake/
to overclock my i5-8600k. I've never messed with overclocking before, but after doing everything in this linked guide, nothing made a change or obvious difference after exiting the BIOS and restarting my pc. (checked cpuid, system, etc) and everything was stock.

Since then, i've recently used Intels "Xtreme Tuning Utility", and have gotten a visible and verifiable change with it. 4.6ghz instead of the stock 4.1, which cpu-id verifies as currently applied in the "clocks" tab. Still, windows system tab shows 3.6ghz. in the about section.

My specs:
Gigabyte z370 hd3 (f8)
Gtx 1080
I5-8600k
Windows 10 home
Evo 212 cooler
16gb 2400mhz ram

HOWEVER, after restarting or turning off my pc, the settings simply revert to stock and i'm stuck with the boring 4.1ghz clock speed, until i re open XTU and re-apply my profile for the 4.6ghz overclock i'd like to keep.

I know some of you might say "why dont you use the bios, duhhh" but i've already tried, and i cant find a simple walkthrough besides the guide linked above that works.

So... any suggestions? i'd hate to have to re open this program to just get it back to the overclock i want.
 

zebarjadi.raouf

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nothing made a change or obvious difference after exiting the BIOS and restarting my pc.
If BIOS resets every time you restart PC, could be a faulty CMOS battery. It's cheap and all PC related shops have it. Just make sure it resets other settings too.

Also, update BIOS before overclocking.
 

DanKem06

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Raoul beat me to it. CMOS for sure. Updating is up to you. If there isnt a known issues with your version then sure otherwise it doesn't matter.

On a side note, I've never had to replace that battery in a machine newer than 10 years and maybe 8 on the unlucky side. Is the battery not seated all the way? I think there is a bios diagnostic that will test the battery on your board.

You don't see any errors at post?

 
You could try setting a High Performance User Profile, and turning offf Windows Security. Either one of those can interfere with that sort of utility at startup. You should run a stand alone security solution if you do that.

You might try Throttlestop to overclock it. Maybe that will save your settings better.
https://www.techpowerup.com/247526/techpowerup-releases-throttlestop-8-70
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/throttlestop-overclocking-desktop-pcs.235975/page-22
 

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