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My i7 2600k is overclocked to 4.6ghz, however when my cpu is idle it idles at 1.6ghz. I am guessing this is because of intel speed step. My question is, should I turn speed step off or leave it on? Does it matter?
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It's becuse of speedstep and it doesn't matter if you leave it on. The frequency changes so fast that you will not notice any performance problems.

I've left all the powersaving features on on my board and have no problem.
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You can't turn it off for the Sandy Bridge CPUs. It's to save power. It'll kick up to your overclock the moment you initiate some kind of stress onto the CPU.
     
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere;12583544 
You can't turn it off for the Sandy Bridge CPUs. It's to save power. It'll kick up to your overclock the moment you initiate some kind of stress onto the CPU.

You can turn off EIST on SB cpus.
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere;12583544 
You can't turn it off for the Sandy Bridge CPUs. It's to save power. It'll kick up to your overclock the moment you initiate some kind of stress onto the CPU.

Mine's turned off... Runs 4.6 24/7.

I see no point in using speedstep for overclocking since the voltage does not decrease if you're in manual mode.
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post #6 of 8
Leave it on. but yeah it saves power, and takes temporary stress of the cpu.
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I see, thanks for the replies.
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Originally Posted by Outcasst;12583569 
Mine's turned off... Runs 4.6 24/7.

I see no point in using speedstep for overclocking since the voltage does not decrease if you're in manual mode.

Have you tried the voltage offset method? You get manual voltage control, but the voltage and multi will drop when idle reducing power consumption, and temps.
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