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It's been on Balanced, so that obviously isn't the problem.

I have the C1E Enabled, Intel SpeedStep Enabled, but the "Power Settings" or "Power Saver" or something along those lines in the BIOS is disabled, should I turn that on?
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Anybody. Please.
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Did you do as previously suggested and check monitoring software other than CPUz? As one guy previously stated, mine also does not show up in CPUZ. However, other monitoring software shows that it is, in fact, stepping down.
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Well, 1.6Ghz Idle is what you want - You also want Your OC @ Load. Less heat = Longer life.
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Well, 1.6Ghz Idle is what you want - You also want Your OC @ Load. Less heat = Longer life.

^ Obviosly didn't read the thread.



As mentioned multiple times before, first step should be to use something else to verify that it is not stepping down.
    
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^ Obviosly didn't read the thread.
As mentioned multiple times before, first step should be to use something else to verify that it is not stepping down.

Yup I checked Real Temp and it's still steady 4.3ghz, never going down even while idling. I have C1E and Intel SpeedStep enabled.
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5 pages in lol

Could you please all your BIOS settings, either use a Fat32 USB and save screenshots of your BIOS or take it with a camera and upload it here (use OCN image attachment tool - located next to the paperclip icon) Please post every single page of your BIOS.

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