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*I don't know if it differs from Gigabyte to ASUS but*

I leave the cpu multi at stock 33x

I go into the turbo section and select my desired max speed in EACH of the (4 in my case on 2500K) cores, so i am setting 47 X 4

At idle, because I have C1 & EIST enabled, I still downclock to ~1600, as designed. Because I have C3/C6 DISabled, I don't get the voltage drop that can cause crashes.

Under load, I still clock up to 4700 on all 4 cores, if that is what the computer is using. If it's only needing 1 core, only that core goes to 4700. You can test this by selecting Prime95 blend test and then checking how many cores you want to run.

Again, I don't know if this is unique to Gigabyte, or this specific mobo, but when only 1 core is tested, I do overvolt by aprox. .050v above my 'normal' 4 core load vcore.
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Originally Posted by nekromantik View Post
speedsteep can be turned on safely without anything happening to your OC.
you can disable it while you fine tune your OC but once you find a stable clock and settings then you can turn it on.

there is no reason for you to leave the cpu running at 4.5ghz for example when you are just browsing the web or watching a movie for example.
Yes, I got you. What I'm saying is that the CPU will only downclock if you enable Speedstep, other than that it would stay at 4.5GHz all the time and end up being power consuming.
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
Yes, I got you. What I'm saying is that the CPU will only downclock if you enable Speedstep, other than that it would stay at 4.5GHz all the time and end up being power consuming.
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