Originally Posted by Buckers79
If not adaptive as ive read it can send the voltage way high, is there a better way to lower the voltage when idle?
The best way to lower the voltage and lower CPU power consumption when idle is to simply enable either the C6 or C7 core C State for Haswell. When a computer is idle at the desktop, individual cores can spend over 99% of the time in C6 or C7. In these states, the cores are disconnected from the voltage rail and will be getting virtually zero volts. The best Adaptive voltage setting is nowhere near that efficient. You can use the Windows High Performance profile with C States enabled and your idle core temperatures will be lower compared to using only adaptive voltage.
Haswell C States are significantly improved compared to previous generations. If your overclock is truly stable, you can enable the core C States without any issues. I leave the package C States disabled when overclocking. This program will show you what C States you have enabled.
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