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Hey folks, quick question here. I've been running my i7 at 4.5 using the limited boost options that MSI has which is the Vdroop. It runs just fine at this speed maxing at 1.2V. With just a tad more juice "1.29V" I can run it at a solid 4.7. However that takes away the option of having the voltage drop during no or light loads. Which means it's always running at 1.29V, but it can still throttle the MHZ from 4.7 to 1.6.

I have seen people comment on how there is no point in letting the clock throttle while the V is locked, well I was checking AIDA64 sensors and the difference is between my proc using 25W or 10W during idle. 10W is the same idle usage as when the voltage down-clocks to .9 even though it still shows 1.29V.

To sum things up, is AIDA64 correct and my processor is using no more electricity while in idle at 1.29V as it does when dropping to .9V ??
If so will I still get a solid 3 years out of this thing with it locked to 1.29 24/7 ?? I like to watch movies a lot and browse on my comp so the power savings matter to me.


Thanks!!!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K ASUS Z170M-PLUS Asus Strix 1070 Gskill 4X4GB DDR4 3000mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Plextor M7VC 512GB SSD LG DVD Multi external Noctua NH-U9S + Noctua x2 + Be Quiet x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win-10 Dell S2417DG  Logitech G710+ EVGA 550W Gold  
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Corsair SPEC-M2 Mionix 7000 Razer Sound Blaster Omni USB 
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