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Properly enabling turbo boost for i5-750

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Hello,

I am new to the forums here. My buddy recommended this site for its friendliness and useful help. He came here to get help with his CPU and said great things about the forums.

I just recently started having problems with turbo boost after updating my BIOs for my Gigabyte P55a- UD3. I updated to version F11 and when i went to check my Intel turbo boost monitor - it said that turbo boost needs to be enabled?!?!

Im not exactly sure how to set it up in the BIOs properly. Earlier today i went into the BIOs and set the multiplier to 20x which put me at 3.3ghz. But now my temps were hitting just under 60C. Thats way too hot. I dont wanna burn my cpu out - i cant afford a new one at the moment. I went back and lowered the multiplier to 17x in hopes that it would lower the temps back but theyre still hitting around 57C

I understand that theres a difference between Turbo and OCing. I would most likely go with the safer route since all i have is a stock cooler for my CPU.

So the reason i came here was to get some real help with setting the turbo boost properly and lowering my temps overall. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

p.s. i have XMP enabled for 8 gigs of g.skill 1600 DDr3.
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Originally Posted by Ramxi View Post

Hello,
I am new to the forums here. My buddy recommended this site for its friendliness and useful help. He came here to get help with his CPU and said great things about the forums.
I just recently started having problems with turbo boost after updating my BIOs for my Gigabyte P55a- UD3. I updated to version F11 and when i went to check my Intel turbo boost monitor - it said that turbo boost needs to be enabled?!?!
Im not exactly sure how to set it up in the BIOs properly. Earlier today i went into the BIOs and set the multiplier to 20x which put me at 3.3ghz. But now my temps were hitting just under 60C. Thats way too hot. I dont wanna burn my cpu out - i cant afford a new one at the moment. I went back and lowered the multiplier to 17x in hopes that it would lower the temps back but theyre still hitting around 57C
I understand that theres a difference between Turbo and OCing. I would most likely go with the safer route since all i have is a stock cooler for my CPU.
So the reason i came here was to get some real help with setting the turbo boost properly and lowering my temps overall. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
p.s. i have XMP enabled for 8 gigs of g.skill 1600 DDr3.

let me point out that the quad core i5 750 running at 3.3ghz with ~60 degrees is pretty normal and there is no reason to be affraid for it at that temperature. i would like you to know that "being too hot" would be something running at the 85~95 and intel states that if the CPU temp reaches 105 it would auto shutdown itself to prevent damage. my cousin has a i5 750 overclocked to 3.0ghz (i know not much but his cooler sucks) CPU temps are about 65~high 70s when running prime95. that's a perfectly non toxic temperature for that CPU. i would also like to say you do have lots of room to overclock that CPU further since the temp is just around 60 C as you said. once CPU hits 80~85 while running prime95 you should hold it around there. i hope this information is useful. there is really nothing to worry about at around ~60 degrees
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let me point out that the quad core i5 750 running at 3.3ghz with ~60 degrees is pretty normal and there is no reason to be affraid for it at that temperature. i would like you to know that "being too hot" would be something running at the 85~95 and intel states that if the CPU temp reaches 105 it would auto shutdown itself to prevent damage. my cousin has a i5 750 overclocked to 3.0ghz (i know not much but his cooler sucks) CPU temps are about 65~high 70s when running prime95. that's a perfectly non toxic temperature for that CPU. i would also like to say you do have lots of room to overclock that CPU further since the temp is just around 60 C as you said. once CPU hits 80~85 while running prime95 you should hold it around there. i hope this information is useful. there is really nothing to worry about at around ~60 degrees

Thanks Boyd

I just wanna make a note that last night i changed the BIOs settings for the CPU and RAM. I disabled XMP and instead, manually put in the timings for my RAM to run at 1600. Doing this allowed me to clock the turbo boost to 3.00ghz on the cpu and change the base clock to 160. I then went ahead and enabled all the power saving features in the CPU such as EIST and thermal funtion and such. However, now im seeing my temps hit surprising lows such as ~35C and it rockets all the way to ~80C when playing battlefield. I would imagine i made it worse now?? Im such a noob at this. Should i revert back to my older settings when i had XMP enabled? Like you said earlier that hitting 80C is ok, but im just paranoid that my stock cooler wont be able to keep it safe.
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Thanks Boyd
I just wanna make a note that last night i changed the BIOs settings for the CPU and RAM. I disabled XMP and instead, manually put in the timings for my RAM to run at 1600. Doing this allowed me to clock the turbo boost to 3.00ghz on the cpu and change the base clock to 160. I then went ahead and enabled all the power saving features in the CPU such as EIST and thermal funtion and such. However, now im seeing my temps hit surprising lows such as ~35C and it rockets all the way to ~80C when playing battlefield. I would imagine i made it worse now?? Im such a noob at this. Should i revert back to my older settings when i had XMP enabled? Like you said earlier that hitting 80C is ok, but im just paranoid that my stock cooler wont be able to keep it safe.

oh no wonder, you are using a stock cooler xD yeh buddie, stock cooler from intel are made for simply letting the CPUs run at stock settings safely, they are not intended for overclocking at all. with my i7 870 stock cooler got my temps to ~85 with heavy games, i dont want to even know how high it goes when i run prime95 xD. anyhow, disabling the power saving features is good step forward, manually setting up the ram timings and frequency sounds good too, i really have no idea what might of caused the CPU to hit 80 like that. 1 thing though, i would rather set the turbo boost off, and overclocking the CPU to what ever frequency i want. rather the CPU doing this by its self, you will notice that the CPU's temps are noticeably lower if you disable turbo boost.
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oh no wonder, you are using a stock cooler xD yeh buddie, stock cooler from intel are made for simply letting the CPUs run at stock settings safely, they are not intended for overclocking at all. with my i7 870 stock cooler got my temps to ~85 with heavy games, i dont want to even know how high it goes when i run prime95 xD. anyhow, disabling the power saving features is good step forward, manually setting up the ram timings and frequency sounds good too, i really have no idea what might of caused the CPU to hit 80 like that. 1 thing though, i would rather set the turbo boost off, and overclocking the CPU to what ever frequency i want. rather the CPU doing this by its self, you will notice that the CPU's temps are noticeably lower if you disable turbo boost.

im sorry if you misread it, but i said i enabled the power saving features in the CPU settings.

Boyd, i will try out your suggestion with turning off turbo then get back to you with the results.

Thank you
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