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Why do people disable c1E and EIST?! They sound like good features to have. Also, my understanding of them is, one powers down the voltage and the other the multiplier. So would it make sense disabling one and enabling the other?
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Because those settings can potentially interfere with OC and cause stability problems. By OC'ing, you're already pushing up power consumption and stress on the CPU and these BIOS power saving features can cause problems since overclocking already demands more juice.
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Do I have any other power saving feature if I'm disabling both of those? I don't want to run with 100% power 100% of the time.
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Yes, and it's not just these power saving features too, there's a few other ones you'll want off. You don't want Intel Speedstepping either if that's present, since you're already OC'ing to a specific clock.

Don't worry about your CPU having to run at 100% power all the time, it shouldn't if there is no load or stress on it anyway.

Here is my BIOS - I don't know if you're using a gigabyte mobo or not, but the names of these settings at the bottom should be more or less the same with Asus and MSI boards.

So for me, I disabled all 6 of the settings at the bottom (was in the process of turning off the last one too of course).

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