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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
I still don't understand how that's useful apart from using it to grab a validation on unstable OCs.

Better to turn on Speedstep and let the CPU slow down when it doesn't need to run fast. Increase CPU life AND lower your power bill.
Run SuperPi 1M -> validate... much faster
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post #12 of 18
that was before PLL bug fix in Asus and GB bios
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While I believe you, got any proof to that affect? Ie, liking the date the fix went out with when those results from ASUS were tested?
    
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I'd rather have my cpu running at 4.5ghz or whatever all the time.

If it needs a load to kick in then when doing most stuff it will run at 2.5ghz or some nonsense, no thanks.
personally i like speedstep. i seriously doubt anyone is going to notice the difference between loading a text doc at 4.4ghz and loading a text doc at 3.4 ghz. or any other everyday computer tasks for that matter.
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personally i like speedstep. i seriously doubt anyone is going to notice the difference between loading a text doc at 4.4ghz and loading a text doc at 3.4 ghz. or any other everyday computer tasks for that matter.
You can see the difference between loading time on a i7-8xx vs a i7-2600k with both at 3.2GHz.

It's a few seconds, which over time adds up and becomes days wasted waiting.
    
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You can see the difference between loading time on a i7-8xx vs a i7-2600k with both at 3.2GHz.

It's a few seconds, which over time adds up and becomes days wasted waiting.
I don't think people understand speedstep. The CPU will instantly increase it's speed whenever necessary to perform a task. If you are browsing the web and a huge complicated render appears the CPU will jump up to your 4.5 GHz OC for 0.25 seconds, render the page then jump back down. Speedstep is never really going to slow you down.
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No I understand it

I was commenting on the difference between 3.4 and 4.4
    
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post #18 of 18
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I don't think people understand speedstep. The CPU will instantly increase it's speed whenever necessary to perform a task. If you are browsing the web and a huge complicated render appears the CPU will jump up to your 4.5 GHz OC for 0.25 seconds, render the page then jump back down. Speedstep is never really going to slow you down.
doesn't speedstep also just adjust the multi? which from my experience is lightning quick just like you're saying...
    
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