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2600k temporary underclocking, safe?

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I want to underclock my 2600k for benching purposes, which can only be done by lowering the BCLK, right?

Is that safe? In theory there should be nothing wrong with it, I just never read about anyone underclocking them.
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Just use the Multiplier...
EDIT: WHY DO YOU WANT TO UNDERCLOCK FOR BENCHIES!?!?!?!
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Yes it is safe and there should be nothing wrong with underclocking because it is not going above manufacturer's stock.
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Just use the Multiplier...
EDIT: WHY DO YOU WANT TO UNDERCLOCK FOR BENCHIES!?!?!?!
Why not? The same way people check if an overlocked CPU makes any difference, why can't I check if an underclocked CPU makes any difference?

I don't get why so much shock in your post, but anyway.

Thanks for the input!

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Yes it is safe and there should be nothing wrong with underclocking because it is not going above manufacturer's stock.
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It usually does make a difference... its just a worse score
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post #6 of 6
There's no need to underclock in bios anyway. Just use Realtemp and use clock modulation. Much easier, and no need to have to reboot...though I'm not sure if modulation gives the same even speed decrease as lowering multipliers.
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