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FX-8350 clock problem.

Question asked by r3robbie on Aug 7, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2017 by tymkoijn1

Hey there,


So I'm having a rather irritating problem regarding my 8350 - its clocks stay pinned to 1400MHz, no matter what application is currently running - however, it only does this sporadically. Some days, no matter how many times I restart, the CPU will stay pinned. Other days, it either isn't even a problem or resolves itself within a small amount of time.


First, some system information:


  • PSU: Seasonic M12II EVO
  • MOBO: MSI 970 Gaming
  • CPU: AMD FX-8350
  • GPU: MSI R9 380
  • RAM: 8GB HyperX Fury, @1886MHz
  • CPU Cooler: Cooler Master 212 EVO
  • Case/Fans: Phanteks Ethoo Pro w/5 fans
  • OS: Win10/7 (SSD & HDD, respectively)


And some troubleshooting information:

  • My power plan is currently tuned for performance.
  • According to various hardware diagnostic programs, my CPU isn't overheating (though we can never be certain thanks to AMD's algorithm-based temp monitoring).
  • AMD Cool N' Quiet is enabled.
  • Target CPU frequencies are correctly displayed in the BIOS.
  • This processor has not seen any overclocking of any kind, besides turbo boost.

Any thoughts? My clock speed information was obtained from HWiNFO64.