CPU stuck at 100 percent maximum frequency

August 20, 2011 at 12:14:43
Specs: Windows 7, triple core 2.4ghz/8 gig DDR3
I've had this computer for a little over a month. Typically, even with a resource sucker like an online game going, under resource monitor my Maximum Frequency under CPU monitoring would go between 65-85%. Now as soon as I boot the computer it is at 100% Maximum Frequency and never budges from there no matter what I do. I've had the computer randomly crashing and coming back with an error about failed overclocking as well. I'm not overclocking my CPU or my GPU. I made sure that windows 7 was full updated and scanned for viruses and malware. Nothing. I haven't seen any strange looking processes either. I'm running win7 (64 bit) with a 700e 3x core 2.4ghz AMD phenom II, 8 gigs of DDR3 RAM, and a 1gig EVGA NVIDIA 16x PCIe video card. I'm assuming the crashes and overclock failure warnings i'm getting are from the CPU overheating from running at 100% maximum frequency all of the time. The problem is that I have no idea how to fix this outside of what I have already tried.

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#1
August 20, 2011 at 12:19:43
I should probably include that this isn't CPU usage. My CPU usage can be at 1% and my Maximum Frequency is still stuck at 100%.

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#2
August 20, 2011 at 13:06:03
Can anyone help with this? Surely someone knows something to try that I haven't.

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#3
August 20, 2011 at 14:02:41
I was reading the data incorrectly. It's only the amount of frequency made presently available rather than being used. So that isn't what is causing the crashes. I am guessing at this point that there is an issue with the power supply.

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#4
August 20, 2011 at 14:15:14
try setting the bios to default.
try switching off each core on the cpu from the bios, you may have 1 faulty core.
download coretemp and monitor your temps, you may be over heating 1 or more cores. http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
you will have a setting to allow the cpu to throttle, check "cool and quiet" or its equivelent in the bios,
run a disk check and check the for damaged sectors it will take a while but is worth while, and a memory test for at least 24hrs.

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but cant help myself....


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