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post #1 of 9
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In order to be able to set the multiplier myself I had to disable the Turbo-Boost and I've read somewhere that when you OC you should disable the spread spectrum.

Is this true? And what is the "standard" way to handle turbo-boost, do you guys turn that stuff off?
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According to everyone's recommendations, yea, turn it all off. Spread sprectrum, Speedstep, and C1E don't need to be on while oc'ing for the most part. Hyper threading is 50/50. If you're just having fun, turn it off, and you'll see better temps. I'm staying under 80C with a ~1.4ghz oc, and I've done all of the above.
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post #3 of 9
depends on your board.
on the classified you cannot select the 21X multi outright, you have to turn on turbo and select the 20x multi, it just depends on how yours boards bios works it.
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Alright, i'll keep them off then. But I want HT..
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post #5 of 9
Some say HT makes for a better overall experience, for daily use, and in a number of production applications (undeniably in those made for HT optimization). Leaving it on in a daily is certainly the way I'd go, and I'm sure that cooler you have can make up for the difference just fine.
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I am actually throwing this CoolIT crap out of the window tomorrow. Just ordered a Noctua D14 instead. I've had two CoolIT ECO ALC one broke in the backplate and one leaked water into my computer which lead to my computer burned up..
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OC + Turbo Boost = no go.

And I'll tell you why:
switching between multipliers when allready at a high OC can cause instability.
Thus Turbo Boost, but also energy saving settings like C1E are to be turned of.

When you apply only a mild OC (like from 2.66 to 3.0 Ghz) you could leave the both of these on to profit from their advantages.
But if you're gonne try a serieus OC, like 4 Ghz, I would turn them off.
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Originally Posted by frW View Post
I am actually throwing this CoolIT crap out of the window tomorrow. Just ordered a Noctua D14 instead. I've had two CoolIT ECO ALC one broke in the backplate and one leaked water into my computer which lead to my computer burned up..
Lol, that is quite terrible. I've heard about some of the cheap Asetek (sp?) ones doing that, but not the CoolIT. D14 is beautiful though, and probably beats 90% or more of all sealed water coolers.
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Originally Posted by SandersAce View Post
OC + Turbo Boost = no go.

And I'll tell you why:
switching between multipliers when allready at a high OC can cause instability.
Thus Turbo Boost, but also energy saving settings like C1E are to be turned of.

When you apply only a mild OC (like from 2.66 to 3.0 Ghz) you could leave the both of these on to profit from their advantages.
But if you're gonne try a serieus OC, like 4 Ghz, I would turn them off.
Ok thanks. Stock speed is 3.2Ghz so 4Ghz is only 800Mhz away, might be trying to push 4.5Ghz when the D14 arrives.
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