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Adept I
Adept I

Unable to restore processor speed

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I have a AMD FX8350

I had problems with overheating with my M5A78LM USB 3 motherboard and so the processor clock was reduced form 4.0 to 1.2(or something like it), so I changed the clock speed to 3.2 with AMD Calalyst under a easy to do configuration.

Now I had changed my motherboard to a with a 990FXA UD3 R5 (this is a good one for this processor, right?)

My video is a R9280x with a '750W real' power supply.

The problem is... I want to test the processor under 4.0 again... but after those 2 years, my windows was updated to 10 and the Catalyst seens to have been changed to "Radeon Settings" and I don't have the option to restore the clock speed that do not pass the 3.2 mark.

How could I restore my clock speed to 4.0? Is there a easy tool like catalyst for windows 10? The last tool I had instaled from AMD website just reinstaled my "Radeon Settings" program...

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Unable to restore processor speed

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Try AMD overdrive

Your CPU max frequency probably is limited by some software.

Check your current power plan>max CPU state. It must be 100%.And your power plan must be standard or high performance.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Unable to restore processor speed

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Always overclock in BIOS.

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Unable to restore processor speed

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Uninstall all AMD software and clean your system in safe mode. After that "Radeon settings" must "forget" your previous tweaks.

Then install latest driver  16.11.5 Desktop

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Unable to restore processor speed

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When I had checked my bios it says 4000mhz, but when I check HWMonitor it says 3.4mhz...

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Unable to restore processor speed

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Try AMD overdrive

Your CPU max frequency probably is limited by some software.

Check your current power plan>max CPU state. It must be 100%.And your power plan must be standard or high performance.

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Unable to restore processor speed

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Thank you very much for your help!

It was really a power plan problem. It was on balanced and the CPU max frequency was set to 85%.

Now I had changed it to 100% and my max clock are 4220mhz, I believe it is working fine now!

Thank you again for your help!!