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Originally Posted by rpg711 View Post

I'll just point you to this spec: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html
Read it and understand turbo boost ^.^
Hell I keep on telling him to just actually run something but he seems to not be open to that tongue.gif
Idling is what happens when the cpu is not doing anything. Why in the world do you want your screensaver to be powered by a 4.5ghz quad core monster?
You cant turn "idling" off, its a state of being, just like how when you, as a person, are not moving(be it in a car, or walking, or biking, or whatever) you are considered "still"
If you don't want it to idle, run prime95 24/7, it'll be toasty happy loaded 100% ^.^

I suppose you COULD try and turn off turbo, speed stepping, and any automatic adjustment of anything cpu-related and overclock by pushing higher bclk but I really don't see why you would want to do that when you bought a K series processor

This is extremely similar to how graphics cards work too, they tend to downclock to very low clockspeeds when you are not doing things that require any 3d rendering or gpu driven number crunching, basically when they are "idle"

Idling is just going to happen, but you can disable the feature that drops the multiplier to 15-16x while idling, which is what I believe he wants.

I should have just linke dthis earlier but get in here, read it once, and he points out all the power saving features and how to get your starting point for overclocking established. I believe it will help out a lot.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1247413/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-with-ln2-guide-at-the-end
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Silviastud View Post

Idling is just going to happen, but you can disable the feature that drops the multiplier to 15-16x while idling, which is what I believe he wants.

I should have just linke dthis earlier but get in here, read it once, and he points out all the power saving features and how to get your starting point for overclocking established. I believe it will help out a lot.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1247413/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-with-ln2-guide-at-the-end
I'm pretty sure since he has an asus mobo which I assume runs their latest UEFI it's actually impossible to turn off turbo while still maintaining the ability to increase or modify the multiplier. Setting the multiplier will automatically lock turbo to enabled.

Turning off the C states is fine, as is turning off EIST.
Turning off EIST will probably prevent any sort of down clocking due to lack of usage.

Edit:
Just tested to be certain, turning EIST off locks the clock speed at whatever turbo multiplier you have set in the UEFI.

So there you have it, though I still dont quite know if OP is saying his CPU is just running at 1.5ghz all the time or not, really unclear
Edited by rpg711 - 6/2/13 at 12:17am
   
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Turbo really really really has nothing to do with what he's talking about.

And yes I wasn't sure which feature it was that prevented the multi from dropping, but there you have it.
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Thanks to all for participating in this discussion and providing a few solutions. I'm not at home to try all the suggestions, but I'll report back as soon as I give this cpu another try at overclocking.
I don't use Windows unless I need to (Adobe*, Steam, etc...) but for the sake of this issue, I have a Windows 8 drive that'll use to overclock it.
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So if you don't use windows what do you use o.o

You still are mistaken, your chip wasn't having troubles overclocking, it was just displaying 1.6ghz because speedstepping was enabled and higher performance states were not requested of it. If your multiplier was set to 45, it WOULD HAVE hit 45 if that performance state was needed(basically if you were doing anything but sitting idle at the desktop).

Of course disabling speedstepping will set it at the overclocked frequency all the time but it seems like you believe your chip was just failing to overclock, which is incorrect.
   
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So if you don't use windows what do you use o.o

You still are mistaken, your chip wasn't having troubles overclocking, it was just displaying 1.6ghz because speedstepping was enabled and higher performance states were not requested of it. If your multiplier was set to 45, it WOULD HAVE hit 45 if that performance state was needed(basically if you were doing anything but sitting idle at the desktop).

Of course disabling speedstepping will set it at the overclocked frequency all the time but it seems like you believe your chip was just failing to overclock, which is incorrect.

I use FreeBSD o.O

I found the culprit, I somehow turned Slow Mode switch to ON position when I was fitting and wiring everything.

FYI Slow Mode switch [1-25]: allows your system to provide better overclocking margins when using the -10 degree C cooling system. When enabled, the Slow Mode switch prevents the system from crashing, slows down the CPU, and the system;s tuner will make the adjustments

Thank you all for your replies.
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