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How is turbo-mode affected by overclocking the 2600k?

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Hey guys, I'm going to get a Core i7 2600k for my new gaming build but I'm unsure about how the turbo-mode is affected by overclocking. The stock speed of this processor is 3.4GHz which goes up to 3.8GHz with turbo-mode.

If I overclock it to 4.4GHz does this mean that it will run at 3.4GHz with turbo-mode going up to 4.4GHz? Or will it run at 4.4GHz all the time?

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You usually overclock using the turbo multiplier.
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It will run at 1.60GHz idle and turbo up to 4.4Ghz when needed.
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Will it only run at either 1.6 or 4.4? Or will it use the entire range? Like if it needs 3.5, will it go to 3.5 or will it just go straight up to 4.4?
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It will go straight to 4.4Ghz, not in between.
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At stock speeds will it idle at 1.6, then go up to 3.4 then up to 3.8 if needed? And overclocking removes that intermediate speed?
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I think at stock it goes to 3.5GHz turbo with all cores. I have never seen it turbo to 3.8GHz, but if it did it would be one core. I'm not sure why It doesn't like to max out, power saving I think.

Yes, overclocking removes that step
Edited by techheadtrevor - 2/7/11 at 1:38pm
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