Just put the computer together a week ago. Today I noticed the i5-4570 is always running at its turbo speed of 3.6ghz. I am unsure why. Is this due to something in my power settings, which I believe says 100% as the minimum value.
Yeah, change that to 0%.
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C1, C3, and EIST are all enabled in the bios. I had to set the power plan to Power Saver to get it to downclock at idle (800MHz, CPU Vcore around .75-.8V).
Gigabyte GA-H87M-D3H (latest BIOS version, F6)
8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill Ares 1866 CAS9 (set to 1600 CAS9 which is the max supported for this mobo)
120GB Sandisk Extreme II
1TB Seagate Barracuda
Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E
Cooler Master Seidon 120V
No discrete GPU, still using iGPU
Any ideas why the Balanced power plan is exhibiting the same behavior as the High Performance plan? The rig's got great cooling so temp's not a concern (Aida64 max 54deg C, Prime95 max 61deg C) although less power consumption will always be welcome.
Did 0% help at all? I wasn't confident that it would, but I'm hopeful.
Yeah, Real Temp is more accurate. Still, it's looking good.