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Hey guys this is my first time posting on the forums and I couldn't really find a perfect area to ask this question so I hope this is ok, I have looked but can't really seem to find anyone who has asked this question, I'm A basic oc'er by no means a pro but I'm running a 965 be quad core and whenever I over clock past 3.8/3.9 ghz I seem to lose my minimum/maximum proc state setting in power options, is this normal? Is there a way to get it back? Furthermore is it bad to not have my cpu throttling back its MHz while idle? Like would it lower the life expectancy of the chip or is it completely fine? Before this chip I had a Athlon 2 regor 245 and oc'd from 2.9 to 3.8 daily use and it ran fine but I never used cpuz to check idle MHz nor looked in my power options, can you guru's lend some Insight on this?
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It's not as energy-efficient when the CPU doesn't scale back, however it's completely and 100% harmless. The High Performance power setting uses this.
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There is really no reason to stop your CPU downclocking while it's doing nothing. As soon as you start something up it will clock back up to the overlocked frequency.

You lose no performance by letting it downclock either.

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Ok thanks for the response guys, my main question was did it affect the CPU life by not having the option but I guess I wasn't fully thinking about it since its not under load, just downclocking, now my other question is do u high ghz ocers have that option? Is there a mobo setting that removes that option ? Or? Cuz all I do is hit a certain ghz and then I lose that option, is there a win 7 fix for it or anything?
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