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Originally Posted by v1p3r View Post
But when I built my PC, it was always at 3.3ghz @ 32 degrees C average.

Now its at this 'power saving mode', my temperatures have SHOT up to 37 degrees C.
It is almost summer, if you are not in an air conditioned room your temps will go up. I am guessing you don't live in Antarctica?
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post #12 of 19
Turn off Autotune if you want everything to run constant.
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post #13 of 19
Turn off Speedstep, C1E and all c-states if you want to prevent your computer from downclocking to 1600MHz. This will enable your CPU to run at 100% at all times. There really isn't any need for that though since it makes no sense to run at full tilt when you are merely browsing or checking e-mail.
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post #14 of 19
disable speed step and it will stay at a constant what ever you want it to be at.
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post #15 of 19
this is actually a VERY VERY NICE FEATURE. It actually prolongs the life of your chip, by a HUGE margine. I learned to love speedstep technology after I got my Yeti mic and every fan possible gets picked up on vent, and after having 2 CPU's die on me of 2 years hardcore overclocking. Granted, It would hve been cool to upgrade, but there wasn't really a need, even from my E6600 I had at 3.65ghz on air today, there is no real need to upgrade it,it can run most games fine.

But.. now i need a new mobo, and gpu.
post #16 of 19
Intel first stole your nanometers, now steals your gigglehurtz!!!







I kid, I kid... It's called low power state. The chip clocks itself down to reduce power consumption.
   
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post #17 of 19
I can attest to this. I have nearly the exact same set up as you and my i5 does this all the time. It's to reduce power usage, but honestly, unless you're OCing there's nothing wrong with running a CPU 24/7 at stock when your stock cooler is running fine and you have a solid power supply.
post #18 of 19
if you hardcore overclock, it will kill your chip in a couple years most likely, keep in mind, this feature actually eliminates that, as well as allows fans to be much quieter during idle. Keep this in mind

btw, temps of a cpu can reach over 70C and be completely fine. heat doesn't kill chips as much as voltage. also, another note is ambient temperatures. winter cpu temps will be much cooler than summer temps because if the air is already cold, it helps cool the cpu better, same reason a car gets more power from a cold air intake over a short ram intake, but the physics are different as to WHY the really get more power
post #19 of 19
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I have a Noctua D14. I plugged in the two cables in the Y-connector in the CPu.

I'm kinda shocked it's this hot with this cooler. When just a couple of days ago it was 32 degrees now it's 38 degrees. Kinda shocked.

Ah well. It's quiet.. and I suppose I still have warranty so I'll just live with it.

But I personally noticed the the temps went up ever since the 1600mhz downlocking/3700mhz upclocking!
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