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Hi, this is actually quite frustrating, during prime and such the turbo frequency hits 4.5GHZ and stays there.

However just now I finally noticed while Playing Anno 1404 in window mode, that the CPU was sitting at 1600MHZ and only kicked to 4.5GHZ for a few seconds during a scene with action.

Then it went back to 1600MHZ, apparently it thinks it is not demanding enough to be on 4.5GHZ.

Is there are a way for the turbo to be at 4.5GHZ at all times during any Application?(mainly gaming)

I think this might be the cause of the fluctuating FPS in Starcraft II,more demanding games like Crysis/Metro the turbo hits 4.5GHZ easy and stays there.

Any help would be great, my overclock is Auto as whenever I put a manual Vcore in, the system starts getting unstable.
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post #2 of 9
Disable Intel speedstep but leave intel boost alone, I'd think that'd work.

Or just manually set your multi at 40 or something
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Intel Boost? I don't see that option in my bios, I do see Speedstep, but even with it disabled it wont stay at 4.5GHZ it stays at the stock 3.4GHZ.

I think the Asus boards rely on Turbo to overclock
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post #4 of 9
OP, that's why I disabled the functions that allow the CPU to back down to 1.6ghz (16x multi).

In the BIOS:

Advanced mode -> CPU Configuration -> Disable the last 3 options (C1E, C3 and C6).

Now, the CPU will run at the desired Turbo speed without clocking down to 1.6ghz.

I have mine @ 4ghz all the time.
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post #5 of 9
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Excellent thanks Panic, however may I ask whether the temps will be high?

As right now 1600MHZ it is sitting at 39C, when it hits full turbo at 4.5GHZ on Prime, it goes to 63-70C.

Does this mean with my CPU being at 4.5GHZ all the time the temps will be 63-70C constant?

EDIT: Since my overclock is auto, I can leave everything else the way it is right, just disable the cie,c3 abd c6,correct?


Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Greatskeem View Post
Excellent thanks Panic, however may I ask whether the temps will be high?

As right now 1600MHZ it is sitting at 39C, when it hits full turbo at 4.5GHZ on Prime, it goes to 63-70C.

Does this mean with my CPU being at 4.5GHZ all the time the temps will be 63-70C constant?

Thanks.
Absolutely not.

Temps only vary with CPU LOAD (the CPU working harder). Even at 4.5ghz, it will idle at low temps. Or close.
Edited by PanicProne - 2/9/11 at 12:45pm
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post #7 of 9
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Excellent thanks mate, I just tried it while waiting for your response, it worked for a few minutes however upon exiting the game, I saw 1600MHZ in CPU-Z.

However I think I know what the problem was, I forgot to disable Intel Speedstep,maybe that was the cause.

I reset everything to the way I had it, I will be trying again later on,you have Speedstep disabled correct?
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post #8 of 9
Speedstep has to be enabled, otherwise Turbo won't work.

I only disabled C1E, C3 and C6. Nothing else.

Turbo is enabled, as well as EIST.

Did it work?
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post #9 of 9
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As soon as I got into windows and on desktop it says 4.5GHZ and appears to be working, however after a session of gaming.

I exit and the CPU says 1600MHZ
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