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Processor i5-8600 won't reach max turbo boost clock

I have a question.

I recently bought an i5-8600 which said that has turbo boost till 4.3ghz, but it only reaches 4.09ghz. I wanna know if it may be a defect on the product or some thing that is blocking my turbo for getting higher.

These are my specs:

MB: Asus Prime B360M-K

Processor: i5-8600 3.1ghz to 4.3ghz (turbo boost)

Graphics: GTX 1060 6 GB OC Edition

RAM: 8GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Thanks in advance.

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Check bios, sometimes there is that option to lock the turbo. Or run CPUZ to see the real frequencies, Windows does not show the turbo to me, but cpuz does.

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I already tried to find it and i don't see any option of that. I got an UEFI bios.

Well i see those clocks on "AI Suite 3" and i also did in CPU-Z.

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Is Your bios default? try to load basic settings for bios, that might help.

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It is not default as I enabled already the XMP ram profile and set it to "performance"

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That xmp might help a bit, but when U overclock the cpu as well. It does not make any noticeable difference, better keep that off and your ram will be safe as well.

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Do not be concerned with that 0.21 ghz. And, do not start making changes which may adversely affect your processor/system.

Doc

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yea i know, the problem is that they advertise that reaches 4.3 and it doesn't. It is misleading publicity...

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I was about to buy the i5-8500 and i didn't cause i thought 8600 would be better, but it is the same after all, reaches the same clocks

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I agree, 4.3 is what You have paid for. Try to load the default settings in bios and tell us what happened.

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frantizsekk

I loaded the default bios settings and it worked! now i can reach 4.3 ghz. I once set the bios to "performance" mode and it just locked my cpu at 4.1ghz , don't know why. Now i just enabled XMP and leave it that way

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Nice. All the best

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Hi, Asus is known to limit power supply, for instance fx504 tuf is being limited to 25 wats ( instead of 45 watts ) the only way I know to fix it is to active the fan over boost. Which should work as long as your temps are below 70c