I'm pretty sure that on Windows 8 task manger does show your processor speed. I mean, I'm looking right at it and I can see the speed.
Core temp shows this:
I'm think I'm just going to reformat at this point. It'd be easier than mucking around with the registry to try and fixed the borked AI suite.
I'd still like to know what caused it, so I doesn't just do it again later. I guess it's a mystery, but I know it started after AI suite did it's auto-overclock and never went away after that.
I'll reformat and then immediately try and reproduce the problem, doing the AI suite auto-overclock if needed. If it gets past that point, I'll install programs and then IMAGE the machine - to create a real restore point in case it does it again.
Edited by chicolom - 2/1/14 at 8:06pm