The default bios settings have 8300mhz as the default clock. The assumed suspects; motherboard and/or cpu. (ASRock z390m-itx/ac and core i5-9600KF) you’ll notice the 3rd party info page calls my chipset a cannon lake z390 my guess is ASRock were expecting 10nm.........
Intel monitoring software XTU also... I had to adjust bios to post(you assumed correctly :) ... when I check XTU default profile it shows 83.000 x on every core (guess I got a 14nm++^+...(^= to the power of)) Changed cpu to Ark spec having experience with basic bios settings it’s “not” unusable or unstable at Arks default spec. Though limited in ability to run true default turbo speed shift etc. I’m hoping The reply’s are reassuring as fine print and pop ups unread may say I forfeited rma of one or both components changing bios to post to trouble shoot,, also if possible to return to new egg due to the defect either or both components vs RMA(?) either or both components which option would leave me without a pc for the shortest period.
up to date win10pro/then(separately) serv.2019
troublsooting tips not sought unless this is a known issue with known fix.
Thanks a ton, sorry for being pre reply salty.