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i5 2500k OC Tuner when gaming! Does it always raise Freq?

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I decided to overclock my i5 2500k using OC tuner in the P8P67 BIOS.

It automatically overclocked my CPU to 4.3Ghz, although I've only seen it reach this clock on prime95.

My question is, does it always raise the frequency when gaming, or does it sometimes remain at stock then jump to the OC when needed?

Is there any way I can check this?

I haven't been able to find an answer for this on google.

Thanks!
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I ran Arma 2 for a while, then I jumped back into windows using task manager to check CPUZ.

I checked the clock speed, and it was jumping between 1.6 and 4.3Ghz.

Is this normal?
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Yes. SpeedStep will vary the speed of your processor from 1.6GHz at idle to whatever you have it overclocked to at full load. It also has several points that it can hit in between.
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Originally Posted by Cilraaz View Post
Yes. SpeedStep will vary the speed of your processor from 1.6GHz at idle to whatever you have it overclocked to at full load. It also has several points that it can hit in between.
For gaming, would it be better to just run an overclock 24/7?
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I think having it as a 24/7 overclock is alot better. May cause a little stress on your processor if it isn't clocked well/correctly. I'm clocked at 4 Ghz flat and my temps hit around 72C full load Which kinda scares me.
    
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For gaming, would it be better to just run an overclock 24/7?
No. It will hit turbo speeds when it needs and the lower idle clocks allows for less stress on the CPU when it's not needed.
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