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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Alfwich View Post

Call me crazy but changing the power options plan to "Balanced" allowed my cpu to throttle down. If I set the option to "High Performance" my cpu stays locked at 4.5ghz.
Manual volts set and C1E, C3, C6 set to on.

^^this, i was going crazy, and change my bios version like 6 times, it was only the windows
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Reload_X View Post

^^this, i was going crazy, and change my bios version like 6 times, it was only the windows

Exactly. Setting your voltage to offset doesn't keep the clock speed at max, they don't seem to know what they're talking about, because offset will only make the Vcore drop when idle, not the frequency
Edited by kendoka15 - 4/20/12 at 4:10am
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by kendoka15 View Post

Exactly. Setting your voltage to offset doesn't keep the clock speed at max, they don't seem to know what they're talking about, because offset will only make the Vcore drop when idle, not the frequency

Thanks for all the help guys. It actually was the power management settings in the control panel. Lol I felt like such an idiot. The only thing that I still don't understand really though is, as long as I left the 2500k with default settings in the BIOS running at stock clocks it would idle down appropriately without changing any power options etc. But as soon as I change to manual AI Tweaker and set everything accordingly, it would not idle down. Can't see how the BIOS changes would change from balanced to high performance in the control panel but who knows.

BTW, manual voltage is all I have ever used. Are there actually benefits to using offset?
post #14 of 15
Yeah I really don't know why performance options change that tongue.gif



Oh and the voltage with offset goes down a bit when idle so your idle temps are somewhat lower, but I really don't see an advantage there, and I believe it to be more stable when the voltage doesn't change, but that might just be me smile.gif But performance-wise there are no advantages to using it smile.gif

Edit:
I looked around, and apparently for a normal rig, offset's perfectly fine, but a little bit harder to fiddle with.
Edited by kendoka15 - 4/20/12 at 9:14am
post #15 of 15
Good too hear.
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