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When you OC an i5 2500k.. does it drop at idle?

Let's say I got an i5 2500k to 4.2 Ghz (IDK how to do this tho)

And boot to Windows 7...

When idle, does it drop to "idle" clockrates? Like 1.4 Ghz on all cores?

Or this is impossible with OC'd systems?

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Clocks do not vary. Volts do if on automatic. But never Clocks
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impossible with OC systems, because once they are properly OC'd, the changes are perma !

Think of OC as Superman. Anything you do, won't phase it !!!!!!!
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It can if speedstep is enabled and voltage too if you set it to offset.


Edited by Sean Webster - 6/2/11 at 7:57pm
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you can have it drop or stay where you want it too. I have my cpu always stay at full speed, but some prefer it to drop. I don't worry about it cuz my temps are insanely cold.
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post #6 of 24
My 2600k @ 4.2 Drops to 1.6 when idle. And voltage drops like hell too. It doesn't cause instability in Sandy Bridge systems and its saving me a few bucks (+ temps) so YEAAAAH.

As the previous poster mentioned, its the OCers choice.
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yes clocks will drop if you use speed step. If you turn it off then it wont.
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I think turbo on certain motherboards do this, not sure how turbo works though as I have it turned off. I like my power all the time.
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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by SeanWebster View Post
It can if speedstep is enabled and voltage too if you set it to offset.
Is the "speedstep" board exclusive? Is this very easy to set up? as well as with the "offset"?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunkylad View Post
I think turbo on certain motherboards do this, not sure how turbo works though as I have it turned off. I like my power all the time.
"Turbo"? Is this board exclusive?



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I have my 2500k clocked at 4.8ghz 1.4v, when speedstep kicks in the processor runs at 1.6ghz with only 1.064v. With my board I am able to increase the speedstep low multiplier a little higher, but I never got the need to do it since this processor is Crazy fast.

Here is intels demo for turbo:
http://www.intel.com/technology/prod...d=tech_tb+demo
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