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post #11 of 16
I leave all mine enabled. As i see no need to idle @ 4.0+ghz to start with. As i don't need the power until i benchmark, etc to begin with. So leaving them enabled is a good thing for me.
post #12 of 16
so.. turning off thermal throttling will have no benefit heat/lowervoltage/high blck?
    
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Thermal throttling is different from the feature that shuts your system down when it passes a critical temp. I think most mobos will still shut down if the CPU passes a certain threshold temp, it's been like that for a long time.

Well I am lost then.. I had always though that is what that feature was for...


TBH I would have to go into my bios to tell you if it was enabled or not..
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http://www.techarp.com/showfreebog.aspx?lang=0&bogno=347
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Originally Posted by TechARP 
CPU Thermal Monitor

Common Options : Enabled, Disabled

Quick Review

This BIOS feature controls the Thermal Monitor feature of certain Intel processors (Intel Pentium 4, up to the Intel Core i7). Whenever the processor's operating temperature rises above its specified limit, the thermal monitor will attempt to reduce the processor's thermal output by inserting null cycles, or reduce its clock speed. This can be controlled using the Thermal Management BIOS feature.

Doing so reduces the processor's performance but prevents it from being damaged by excessively high temperature. The processor will return to normal operation when the thermal monitor detects that the temperature has dropped to specified limits.

When enabled, the processor's thermal monitor will be allowed to throttle the processor's performance to reduce thermal output when the processor exceeds its specified thermal limits.

When disabled, the processor's thermal monitor will not throttle the processor's performance even when it exceeds its specified thermal limits.

As this feature only kicks in whenever the processor overheats and disengages once the processor cools down, we highly recommend that you keep it enabled.

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post #15 of 16
so what is the verdict what should be done if your looking for performance and are aware of the initial risks of overclocking as it sounds like just a precautionary item that if you have a stable system and good tems you should be fine without this feature enabled?
    
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post #16 of 16
I would leave it enabled. If you find your having troubles getting or staying stable and disabling it helps, then make your own choice..

However, I see no reason why enabled would affect your OC...

Mine is enabled and I am at 4.24 without issues...
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