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Got another question!

Is it me, or once you manually set the vcore in the bios this stays at that voltage only? it doesn´t drop even if eist and c states are active, is this normal with this platform?

Sorry, should go in depth a bit more I guess lol. Compared to my z77 and z87 boards I believe they had offset and downclocked with eist, seems there is no point using that on this platform since once you set it to manual there is no power saving afaik. Is this correct?
When you set manual Vcore, it won't downvolting when idle. The only downvolting you'll get is when Vdroop is enabled.

Not quite. Even with manual Vcore, if you have C-States enabled, the cores can still enter C-States which will reduce CPU power consumption. I don't know how much Watts reduced when idle but at least power saving still works.
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When you set manual Vcore, it won't downvolting when idle. The only downvolting you'll get is when Vdroop is enabled.

Not quite. Even with manual Vcore, if you have C-States enabled, the cores can still enter C-States which will reduce CPU power consumption. I don't know how much Watts reduced when idle but at least power saving still works.

The one thing I noticed in my Bios is that i have a dynamic vcore setting, this might be just what I was looking for and just might behave like offset does. Gonna check anyways how much power its pulling from the wall @ idle and load.

Thanks kizwan.

Nvm, Dynamic vcore seems to work automatically, gonna have to figure out how to use it.
Edited by webhito - 9/28/15 at 6:07am
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When you set manual Vcore, it won't downvolting when idle. The only downvolting you'll get is when Vdroop is enabled.

Not quite. Even with manual Vcore, if you have C-States enabled, the cores can still enter C-States which will reduce CPU power consumption. I don't know how much Watts reduced when idle but at least power saving still works.

The one thing I noticed in my Bios is that i have a dynamic vcore setting, this might be just what I was looking for and just might behave like offset does. Gonna check anyways how much power its pulling from the wall @ idle and load.

Thanks kizwan.
Can you record how much power its pulling from the wall with C-States (C3/C6) disabled & enabled at idle? Thanks.
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Can you record how much power its pulling from the wall with C-States (C3/C6) disabled & enabled at idle? Thanks.

Sure, let me take a few pictures and I will post them.
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Here they are kizwan, 1.175 manual vcore pushed to 3.33 and turbo to 3.6 ( max 3.8 )

First picture is idle with c states all active, 2nd is system under load ( Witcher 3 with a 7770 ) 3rd is with all cstates off and idle.





This next picture is at stock settings with everything on auto, no overclock whatsoever and idle ( c states all on )
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Same settings but under load.

DSC01817.jpg

C states disabled:

DSC01818.jpg
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Thanks @webhito. thumb.gif 15W difference between C-States enabled vs. disabled quite higher than I expected.

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Thanks @webhito. thumb.gif 15W difference between C-States enabled vs. disabled quite higher than I expected.

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My pleasure, thanks also!
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Added a few more pictures at stock settings. Dunno how to leave/edit it as a spoiler so I apologize for the mess.
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Nice. That's ok. It's better not using spoiler because not too many pics.
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The Xeon X5660 is amazing. I pushed it to 4.0 and it just plows through anything I throw at it. Add on the fact that I got the CPU for $75, a P6X58D Premium and 12GB RAM combo for $200, and it is one of the most budget friendly, yet performance-oriented builds I've put together. Highly recommend if you can get the parts for the right price, and this thing should stay relevant for quite a while.
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