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Hey guys, so yeah everything is running rock solid so far I could OC my i5 pretty much fine up to 4.5 but when I took it up to 4.8 I noticed something wierd. For some reason my multi is just bouncing from 42-48 and I'm not really sure why it's doing that considering I turned off speedstep and it's under load running prime.


My settings are:

Ratio 48
PPL disabled
Speedstep Disabled
Core limit300
BLCK 100.
Spread Spectrum disabled
C1E Disabled
C3 Disabled
C6 Disabled
C state auto (I have no idea what this does)
CPU Thermal throttling Enabled

oh and CPU volts at 1.325 and LCC Level . Thank you for time and my apologies for my intel noobness I haven't had an intel system since my q6600 a few years ago


*update*

Yeah, Aaron was 100% correct after I enabled speedstep the multiplier stopped bouncing around. So far I'm at 4.5 @ 1.275 with that turbo core voltage I spoke of earlier at .008 (it's bouncing from 1.272-1.288 underload during prime so that's fine)

So far I'm running rock solid and speedfan is saying 45 C but with hwmonitor it's showing the cores @ 53/56/56/57 package @ 59 and CPUtin @43 so I'm not really sure what my actual temps are. I'm assuming speedfan is reading the cputin but I just checked core temp and it's reading all 4 four cores about 5-7 degrees hotter :/


Thoughts?
Edited by Junkboy - 10/18/11 at 5:06pm
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Mine did that too. I had to enable speedstep to make it hold a steady multi. Now it downclocks to 1.6GHz at idle, but on load the multi stays locked at 50. With speedstep disabled, for whatever reason, my multi also fluctuated between about 42-48. Thinking a UEFI bug or something.
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Mine did that too. I had to enable speedstep to make it hold a steady multi. Now it downclocks to 1.6GHz at idle, but on load the multi stays locked at 50. With speedstep disabled, for whatever reason, my multi also fluctuated between about 42-48. Thinking a UEFI bug or something.
Damn So I'm assuming if I turn on speedstep and make both settings the same it will hold it's clocks? I guess we'll find out Thanks Aaron!
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Mine did that too. I had to enable speedstep to make it hold a steady multi. Now it downclocks to 1.6GHz at idle, but on load the multi stays locked at 50. With speedstep disabled, for whatever reason, my multi also fluctuated between about 42-48. Thinking a UEFI bug or something.
That's quite interesting. Did you send an email to their support and see what they had to say about it? Possibly a new BIOS to fix the issue later on?
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That's quite interesting. Did you send an email to their support and see what they had to say about it? Possibly a new BIOS to fix the issue later on?
I definitely will as it's kinda dumb to force us to use speed step, specially since speedstep also turns on turbo core volts that apparently adds more volts to the cpu and your only options are auto or a small increase and you CANT disable it :/
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Updated first post, just looking for everyone thoughts on temps.
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