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Hello

I asked a question on the Intel CPU section recently on why did CPU-Z always show my Turbo clock, even when the CPU was idling. I was told to enable SpeedStep and C1E plus C3 and C6 reports, and it worked.

I understand that these are power saving features, but I'd like to know exactly what I should and should not have enabled, in order for my CPU to clock itself down when idling, but not loosing performance when under load.

Thanks
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You won't lose any performance by having those enabled, but they do usually make it more difficult to overclock.

That is, if your max OC is 4.5 with them enabled, you may be able to get higher with them disabled.
    
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You won't lose any performance by having those enabled, but they do usually make it more difficult to overclock.

That is, if your max OC is 4.5 with them enabled, you may be able to get higher with them disabled.
And when I'm done overclocking, can I turn them back on?
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You can try, but they may make your OC unstable.
    
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You can try, but they may make your OC unstable.
Alright then, thanks for the tips! Rep'd
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