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Disabled speedstep, temperatures went up.

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Hey guys, so I disabled speedstep today in the bios so i can get a constant 4.0ghz and my temperatures went from 30c-35c at idle to 40c-50c at idle. Im using an i5 2500k with a hyper212+. Anything I should be scared of? Should i enable speedstep back on ?

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They went up because instead of being downclocked at idle it is running at full OC.
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Originally Posted by Ghooble View Post

They went up because instead of being downclocked at idle it is running at full OC.

Should i enable it again ? Im kind of getting it now... So now the temps went up because the cpu is acting like its under full load ? So basically the temps are the same at this moment as they would be when lets say I was playing a game?
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Speedstep disabled means your CPU is always clocked to the maximum frequency at all times. That means higher temps and slightly more power consumption at idle workloads.
Edited by Riou - 5/2/12 at 5:18am
post #5 of 7
Depends if you want the extra performance and don't mind the extra temps. I also disabled Speedstep on my 2500k as speedstep gives inferior audio output. My cooler can handle it fine so I keep it on.

No, temps will go up if you play games. Expect your temps to go up another 30C if you run prime95. You would still get safe temps, but that is higher than I'd like. But you would get those temps regardless if you have speedstep on or off.
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Im going to leave it on for now because im getting better performance with it off. The main reason i turned it off was because with it on the processor made wierd noises. Its dead silent eith speedstep off though.
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Of course the temps went up. It's running full speed all the time, rather than clocking down in idle, like cool n quiet.
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