Question Why is PC so slow?

Sir_Tuc

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I have an Intel i7-5960x CPU water cooled (overclocked at 1.3 core voltage and active core multiplier at 46), 2 GTX-980 SC graphic cards SLI'd together, 32Gb DDR4 RAM (2800) all on an MSI X99A Godlike Gaming (MS-7883) motherboard. Oh, I also have a 1350W 80 Plus Silver power supply. I should be at 4.6 GHz but with these settings listed but I am only at 3.7 GHz. What the hell?
 

Sir_Tuc

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In BIOS it shows my clock speed and I am trying to OC using Intel's latest XTU program. I have tried to OC in my BIOS too. Is there something in BIOS I have to "unlock/disable/turn off" to get these settings to take hold?

I have tried OC all cores but right now I'm just concentrating on core 1.
 

tennis2

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Well, there's different multipliers for different number of loaded cores. I've actually had an issue while recent OCing my 3570K that even with a single thread running on Prime95, it seems windows is dividing that load into more than 1 core. (Aka, can't properly load only one core to test single core multiplier) regardless, you're better off finding an all-core multiplier first. Then you can start dividing out if you want to squeeze out a tiny bit more performance.
 

Sir_Tuc

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Good idea. I did set all cores at 44, then 45 and then 46 multiplier, kept voltage at 1.3v. Still not taking. I've watched several different u-tube videos and read many articles on my i7-5960x and on my MSI X99A Godlike Gaming (MS-7883) motherboard. I still can't get past 3.7GHz.
 

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