=====AS TYPING THIS, ALL STATS COMPLETELY DROPPED. HELP?!? http://prntscr.com/nsid7q (Yes its plugged in)=====
Under a sustained CPU test load, and even just on normal use, the CPU power limit throttling kicks in. I have it set to just 1.300V, at what it can pull 30 Amps (System Agent IccMax) ; yet it only draws just under 14 Amps and 1.200v flat at the most.
I'm sure it would be able to pull a lot more power, but it refuses to. For those who are going to ask: Yes, I have it plugged in. (at-least when I want to use that overclocking for games)
I guess im asking how to raise the core's overclocking / turbo Boost to something like 3.5GHz. It appears that thermal throttling is NOT the issue, and I have ways to cool it down when at high loads/tempature.
I have tried looking around in the BIOS, but nothing of interest came up. In fact, its probably one of the simplest BIOS's ive seen. Even my school's computers have a better BIOS. This has absolutely nothing related to the CPU on it; other than listing the model.
For those who are interested, the other settings that I use is a under-volting to increase battery life.
ACER ASPIRE E15 E5-575G-53VG
Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor
8GB DDR4 RAM
940MX - 2GB
Your processor cannot be overclocked. Only K and X processors can be.
Turbo boost will kick in as needed.
Put the voltage back to normal - no under-volting.
What you need to do is to contact acer for support and THEIR BIOS. Acer is responsible for supporting your laptop.
Issue is, I had it on default settings when it dropped to .40 GHz. But thanks for that tip, ill see if Acer can help me. Probably not though.
--- .40 GHz problem was fixed with a simple restart. Was just some weird random occurrence.