Posted 16 December 2015 - 08:57 PM
i7-4790K maximum turbo frequency is 4.4 GHz, so everything is OK when CPU is 4.4 GHz under light load. It's NOT overclocking, it's a feature.
Bingo, that CPU is designed to do so. Now, with AMD CPUs, you disable the turbo mode with a jumper on the motherboard, but with intel, It should be in the motherboard BIOS (I dont do a lot with intel) According to Toms Hardware, on a gigabyte board, you go into your BIOS, choose MB intelligent tweaker (M.B.I.T) then go into advanced frequency settings. then choose advanced CPU core features, then set intel turbo boost techn. to disabled. I suspect your boards BIOS is probably set up the same or similar.
With that said, if its not causing any cooling or performance issues, you probably dont need to disable it.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
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