I've never enabled overclocking of any kind, nor do I plan to. So thanks, I think I'll move forward on a BIOS update.
Here will be my process:
- Reinstall anniversary update via bootable media, wipe SSD (OS + programs + My Docs folder)
- Update BIOS (a bit scared to do this, any advice?)
- Restore personal files on SSD (My Docs folder)
- Reinstall programs in waves to try and identify cause
What I'm leaving unchanged:
- 1TB HDD with personal files (about 800GB of pictures, videos, project files)
Does this seem like a good plan?
Thanks so much everyone for the help so far.
Well that sure confirms your CPU is running at top speed for absolutely no reason IMHO! This could be related to your version of BIOS that may date back to a time where your CPU was not fully supported because it was not supported in the original BIOS revision. So, is there anyway you can boot into the BIOS and see what revision you are running?
Unfortunately, not at the moment. But I'd certainly be down to update it if that's the issue... can you recommend any good guides that could help me in that department?
See the section on updating your BIOS:
At this point, I really don't think going through a clean install (again) will do anything for you. Good luck and let us know.
One last question. When did you get your mobo (approximate date?). This might help make a CPU compatibility assessment without going to the BIOS because each BIOS update is dated; therefore, we can determine what the latest possible BIOS might be and proceed from there.
I want to say I got my motherboard January 2015 or so. But I may have updated my BIOS at least once, I don't remember...