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i9-12900KS Throttling

Swoopling
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Is my cpu suppose to throttle under load ?

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Swoopling
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I have determined on my own that the answer is "Yes".

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Steven_Intel
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Hello Swoopling,


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


Processors have two modes of thermal protection, throttling and automatic shutdown. When a core exceeds the set throttle temperature, it will start to reduce power to bring the temperature back below that point.


  • Could you please confirm under which load is the processor throttling? 
  • Is the processor being overclocked? Please note that if the system was overclocked, including voltage/frequency beyond the processor supported specifications, your processor voids warranty.


Best regards,


Steven G.

Intel Customer Support Technician.


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Swoopling
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I have not done anything to it except I updated the bios and turned on XMP.

Any kind of benchmark or stress test will cause throttling, it cannot run at 100% without being throttled.

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n_scott_pearson
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Processor throttling can occur for any of a number of reasons,

  1. When an over-temperature condition is detected in the processor.
  2. When an over-temperature condition is detected on the motherboard. 
  3. When an over-current condition is detected. This is common with the latest processors due to higher current draw.

Hope this helps,

...S

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Swoopling
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Steven_Intel
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Many thanks for your reply.


The processor has 150 W for base power and 241 W for Maximum Turbo Power. You can check this information in product specifications page https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/225916/intel-core-i912900ks-processor-30m-cache-up-to-5-50-ghz/specifications.html


I would make sure you are using a sufficient power supply for your system and also perform a test using the Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download/15951/19792/intel-processor-diagnostic-tool.html?) to check if it reports any error/failure.


As well, could you please confirm which tool/program are you using to measure the throttling?


Lastly, please download the Intel® SSU https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25293/Intel-System-Support-Utility-for-Windows- 


Open the application and select "Everything", click on "Scan" to see the system and device information. By default, Intel® SSU will take you to the "Summary View". Click on the menu where it says "Summary" to change to "Detailed View". To save your scan, click on "Next", then "Save". Please attach the file to your reply.


Best regards,


Steven G.

Intel Customer Support Technician.


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Steven_Intel
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We would like to know if you were you able to check the previous post.


Let us know if you still need assistance.


Best regards,


Steven G.

Intel Customer Support Technician.


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Swoopling
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Yeah I am going to reply with more info when I get the time.

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Steven_Intel
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Thank you for letting us know you are still working on that.


I look forward to hearing back from you.


Best regards,


Steven G.

Intel Customer Support Technician.


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Steven_Intel
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This is just a remind that this thread is still open and we wonder if you have an update for us.


Look forward to hearing back from you.


Best regards,


Steven G.

Intel Customer Support Technician.


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Swoopling
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I have determined on my own that the answer is "Yes".

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Steven_Intel
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Thank you for your reply and for confirming no assistance is needed.


As for now, we will proceed to close the thread. Please keep in mind that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel. 


We appreciate your understanding.  


Best regards,


Steven G.

Intel Customer Support Technician.


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