Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Can i5 2500K run @ 3.3Ghz when idle?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can i5 2500K run @ 3.3Ghz when idle?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hello guys, was just wondering if it's possible to run the i5 2500K at 3.3Ghz instead of 1.6Ghz when idle.
As far as I know there is no option in bios to set the idle speed...
Or is there a setting I have to turn off?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[intel] i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz [Asus] P8Z68-V [GB] GTX 970 G1 [Kingston] HyperX Fury 1600MHz - 16GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Crucial] MX 100 Windows 10 64 bit [BenQ] XL2411Z [EVGA] SuperNOVA 750W G2 
Case
[Corsair] 330R 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[intel] i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz [Asus] P8Z68-V [GB] GTX 970 G1 [Kingston] HyperX Fury 1600MHz - 16GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Crucial] MX 100 Windows 10 64 bit [BenQ] XL2411Z [EVGA] SuperNOVA 750W G2 
Case
[Corsair] 330R 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 9
Just turn off C1E, that should do it.

I know that its a tough habit to break but since you aren't overclocking the buss speeds speedstep shouldn't cause any issues while overclocking.
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H MSI TF3 7950 Tri-fire Samsung 30nm 4x4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 320 160GB and a few samsung platters Windows7 x64 Catleap Q270 Rosewill mechanical 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Xigmatek Elysium Razer Deathadder Puretrak talent 
Audio
Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H MSI TF3 7950 Tri-fire Samsung 30nm 4x4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 320 160GB and a few samsung platters Windows7 x64 Catleap Q270 Rosewill mechanical 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Xigmatek Elysium Razer Deathadder Puretrak talent 
Audio
Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I think C1E is already off. There must be a different setting which allows this downclock.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[intel] i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz [Asus] P8Z68-V [GB] GTX 970 G1 [Kingston] HyperX Fury 1600MHz - 16GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Crucial] MX 100 Windows 10 64 bit [BenQ] XL2411Z [EVGA] SuperNOVA 750W G2 
Case
[Corsair] 330R 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[intel] i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz [Asus] P8Z68-V [GB] GTX 970 G1 [Kingston] HyperX Fury 1600MHz - 16GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Crucial] MX 100 Windows 10 64 bit [BenQ] XL2411Z [EVGA] SuperNOVA 750W G2 
Case
[Corsair] 330R 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 9
C1E and Intel SpeedStep
 
X79 Build
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 4.0Ghz Asus Rampage V Extreme [Bios:3101] 2x EVGA GeForce Titan X SC Editions in SLI 32GB (4×8) Corsair Dominator Platinums (3000Mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
CaseAudio
Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win7 Pro 64Bit & Win10 Pro 64Bit Asus ROG Swift (2560x1440 @144hz) Corsair AX1200 + Corsair RED sleeved cables Coolermaster Cosmos II Ultra 
  hide details  
Reply
 
X79 Build
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 4.0Ghz Asus Rampage V Extreme [Bios:3101] 2x EVGA GeForce Titan X SC Editions in SLI 32GB (4×8) Corsair Dominator Platinums (3000Mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
CaseAudio
Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win7 Pro 64Bit & Win10 Pro 64Bit Asus ROG Swift (2560x1440 @144hz) Corsair AX1200 + Corsair RED sleeved cables Coolermaster Cosmos II Ultra 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
So I disabled intel speedstep and now it stays on 4.8Ghz. What I want is to have intel speedstep enabled but only drop to 3.3Ghz instead of 1.6 when cpu load is low.
Is that possible?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[intel] i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz [Asus] P8Z68-V [GB] GTX 970 G1 [Kingston] HyperX Fury 1600MHz - 16GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Crucial] MX 100 Windows 10 64 bit [BenQ] XL2411Z [EVGA] SuperNOVA 750W G2 
Case
[Corsair] 330R 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[intel] i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz [Asus] P8Z68-V [GB] GTX 970 G1 [Kingston] HyperX Fury 1600MHz - 16GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Crucial] MX 100 Windows 10 64 bit [BenQ] XL2411Z [EVGA] SuperNOVA 750W G2 
Case
[Corsair] 330R 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 9
I don't think that is possible, no. I think you can have 1.6GHz, or nothing.
post #7 of 9
no it's not possible but there's no point disabling those.
Idle is idle. No load that will be made faster with clockspeed
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 5GHz@1.35V Asrock Z68 Extreme3 gen 3 Asus 7850 DC2 Ripjaws 1333-5-7-5 1.5V 
Hard DrivePowerMouse
Samsung F1 320gb Antec TruePower Trio 650W MIE 3.0 <3 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 5GHz@1.35V Asrock Z68 Extreme3 gen 3 Asus 7850 DC2 Ripjaws 1333-5-7-5 1.5V 
Hard DrivePowerMouse
Samsung F1 320gb Antec TruePower Trio 650W MIE 3.0 <3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 9
Just wandering OP is there any reason why you don't want 1.6Ghz idle?
Sig Rig
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Geforce GTX 560 Ti G.Skills Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB MAX IOPS Thermalright Silver Arrow Dell U2412HM Corsair AX850 
Case
CM Storm Enforcer 
  hide details  
Reply
Sig Rig
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Geforce GTX 560 Ti G.Skills Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB MAX IOPS Thermalright Silver Arrow Dell U2412HM Corsair AX850 
Case
CM Storm Enforcer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
No I just encounter some lagging while alt-tabing from 3D application because the speed dropped to 1.6Ghz so I thought maybe it has to do with it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[intel] i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz [Asus] P8Z68-V [GB] GTX 970 G1 [Kingston] HyperX Fury 1600MHz - 16GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Crucial] MX 100 Windows 10 64 bit [BenQ] XL2411Z [EVGA] SuperNOVA 750W G2 
Case
[Corsair] 330R 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[intel] i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz [Asus] P8Z68-V [GB] GTX 970 G1 [Kingston] HyperX Fury 1600MHz - 16GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Crucial] MX 100 Windows 10 64 bit [BenQ] XL2411Z [EVGA] SuperNOVA 750W G2 
Case
[Corsair] 330R 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Can i5 2500K run @ 3.3Ghz when idle?