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Why isn't my i7-2600k downclocking to 1.6 ghz?

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I finally got around to downloading cpu-z and realtemp and cpu-z shows no downclocking to 1.6 ghz. Why is that? It would down clock when I had windows on my hdd. My first core seems to be running a little hot also.
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do you have powersaving enabled in the bios? there is another option... called c6 or something like that, I think that needs to be enabled.
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Isn't it only supposed to downclock at idle? And do you have that "feature" turned on in the BIOS?
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The C1, C3 and C6 states in bios affect the idle downclock as far as I know. You can leave C3 and C6 disabled if you want, but if C1 is disabled, your CPU won't idle. Mine wouldn't at least.
Also like the above posts, check your power saving functions in bios.
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post #5 of 9
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The C1, C3 and C6 states in bios affect the idle downclock as far as I know. You can leave C3 and C6 disabled if you want, but if C1 is disabled, your CPU won't idle. Mine wouldn't at least.
Also like the above posts, check your power saving functions in bios.

They were all set to "Auto" so I put c1e cor c1 what ever it was on "Enabled". Problem solved. Do I need to put c3 and c6 on enabled as well?
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post #6 of 9
C3/C6 effect high overclocking potential. And SSD speed. Leave them on if you're not going for high OC's and use a SSD.
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Originally Posted by Agoriaz View Post

The C1, C3 and C6 states in bios affect the idle downclock as far as I know. You can leave C3 and C6 disabled if you want, but if C1 is disabled, your CPU won't idle. Mine wouldn't at least.
Also like the above posts, check your power saving functions in bios.

Yes, i'm putting the OP's issue(?). To the downclocking, keep it on. It saves alot of power and wear. (Also heat) while idle.
To test bench/overclock keep it off, but put it on when you're done just put them back on! thumb.gif
 
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post #8 of 9
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C3/C6 effect high overclocking potential. And SSD speed. Leave them on if you're not going for high OC's and use a SSD.

well i have an ssd, so should i enable them both?
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post #9 of 9
Refer to this thread if you want to read a bit about how C3/C6 affect things.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1120291/solving-fixing-bsod-124-on-sandybridge-read-op-first
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