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post #1 of 14
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Ok, so i just overclocked my i7 860 to 4ghz for the first time, and im not sure if its supposed to do this, but my cpu stays at 4ghz at all times. Isn't it supposed to lower the frequency when you idle?
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post #2 of 14
It depends on your BIOS settings. Can you take a screen shot and post them to here so that we can see what you have done to the OC?
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post #3 of 14
Yes, it may depend on your BIOS settings. You may have disable something like Intel Speed Step (maybe called something else on your board).
    
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i attached some pictures for you guys to check out.


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post #5 of 14
Enable C1E and power saving options. Make sure power settings are set on "Balance" instead of "High Performance" in windows.
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post #6 of 14
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Its still seems to be stuck at 4ghz even with c1e enabled and intelligent energy savings enabled.

Any other ideas?
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post #7 of 14
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anyone?
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post #8 of 14
Like someone already said... go to your windows power options and make sure you have the "balanced" mode on.
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post #9 of 14
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I've also tried the setting windows to balanced in the power options.
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post #10 of 14
Hmm... have you possibly changed the advanced power options? Check from there that cpu minimum usage rate is set at 5% (default).
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