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Title: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - too much frequency
Post by: LucikMucik on 02-February-19, 16:01:39
Hello, can anyone help me to stop auto raising frequency on my motherboard? I tried a lot but nothing works.

I have 6700k at default but it push my frequency to something like 4212MHz (around 100,3MHz) with terrible voltage.



BIOS updated. I tried to reset BIOS.


Thank you, sorry for my English.
Title: Re: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - too much frequency
Post by: darkhawk on 02-February-19, 16:36:07
Is this really a problem? Plus, how are you monitoring the frequency?
Title: Re: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - too much frequency
Post by: LucikMucik on 02-February-19, 17:50:03
It is, because I got sh** piece of CPU from intel RMA, I have this piece without delid and I have 75°C during gaming with ~$700 watercooling. It is pushing this CPU without any reason to higher temps with higher voltage.

I set voltage to 1.2V.


Using HWMonitor and Core Temp.
MSI Commander Center shows 100,3MHz base, I don't know why, I even uninstalled it but this is still happening.

I will stick with this CPU for a few months only but I want to figure it out, because I want to buy another MSI board.
Title: Re: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - too much frequency
Post by: darkhawk on 03-February-19, 03:52:01
It is, because I got sh** piece of CPU from intel RMA, I have this piece without delid and I have 75°C during gaming with ~$700 watercooling. It is pushing this CPU without any reason to higher temps with higher voltage.

I set voltage to 1.2V.


Using HWMonitor and Core Temp.
MSI Commander Center shows 100,3MHz base, I don't know why, I even uninstalled it but this is still happening.

I will stick with this CPU for a few months only but I want to figure it out, because I want to buy another MSI board.

I mean, if you set the voltage to 1.2V and you're still having those problems, it sounds like maybe your cooling system isn't mounted properly, or it just isn't any good. Even the heatsink compound used can make a huge difference....

For what it's worth, that tiny frequency offset (12 MHz, the CPU is rated for 4.2 GHz stock....) isn't going to cause it to overheat that excessively.....just saying. 

You also didn't bother reading my post or answering any of the questions....which could possibly explain your problems....if they were answered.
Title: Re: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - too much frequency
Post by: LucikMucik on 03-February-19, 12:45:14
Everything is ok, but this CPU is really mess.

I know it's almost nothing (12MHz up) but I don't want let my motherboard doing that. I want to know what change in BIOS to stop this. I want clean 100MHz.
1,2V but adaptive.

I didn't answer your questions? Your only question was about monitoring frequency and I answered - HWMonitor, Core Temp, MSI Commander Center... And I forgot to say CPU-Z.
I don't see any question which could help me solve this problem.


It's 100+ all the time even in idle there is 100,1-100,3 x 8 .
Jumping from 100,1 to 100,32MHz

(https://i.gyazo.com/9d6cca9277ade3dd3002ba61b3965b93.png)
Title: Re: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - too much frequency
Post by: loxa on 03-February-19, 13:22:52
Adaptive mode always tends to add .30 more volts on your set target underload, if you want as close to 1.2v as possible i would use override mode.
Title: Re: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - too much frequency
Post by: LucikMucik on 03-February-19, 14:52:00
Thanks, Changed to override + offset, set there 1,15 + 0,05 and I'm now at 63°C after bench instead of 75°C.

But it still going above 4200MHz.
Any more ideas?
Title: Re: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - too much frequency
Post by: loxa on 03-February-19, 15:25:10
Thanks, Changed to override + offset, set there 1,15 + 0,05 and I'm now at 63°C after bench instead of 75°C.

But it still going above 4200MHz.
Any more ideas?
 If it is only over shooting by 12mhz i would not worry about it, mine goes over 4600mhz by around 7-8mhz and it will not add any additional heat (only voltage will do that).
Title: Re: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - too much frequency
Post by: darkhawk on 03-February-19, 16:30:42
Frequency isn't going to cause your CPU to overheat or get too hot. As loxa said, voltage will. 

This is why we say that going over the rated frequency isn't something to worry about. 

Knowing how you setup the motherboard would have been better information to help with that. 

Anyway...it sounds like you've got it working better already. 63C is much better. I wouldn't expect lower without something like nitrogen to cool it.