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Yea man speedstep is enabled so when the system isn't using the cores, the system knocks the multiplier down and that's what you're seeing. Run the chip through prime95 and use in place large ffts. Monitor your chip while that's running and you'll see the overclock kick in. I'd recommend at least running the chip through an hour of prime95 to make sure there are no stability issues. Then I'd run memtest86 to make sure that your memory is chugging along without any issues as well.

Speedstep is a power saving feature that intel offers. I personally leave it on because I appreciate the power savings when I'm not utilizing 100% of the chip. You can turn it off in the BIOS if you'd like just to stability test your CPU but beyond that I'd suggest leaving it on for the power savings.

EDIT: Post back when you run that thing at load. With those settings and the gear you have you shouldn't have any issues running those settings 24/7 stable. Just let me know when you've tested it.
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Yea man speedstep is enabled so when the system isn't using the cores, the system knocks the multiplier down and that's what you're seeing. Run the chip through prime95 and use in place large ffts. Monitor your chip while that's running and you'll see the overclock kick in. I'd recommend at least running the chip through an hour of prime95 to make sure there are no stability issues. Then I'd run memtest86 to make sure that your memory is chugging along without any issues as well.

Speedstep is a power saving feature that intel offers. I personally leave it on because I appreciate the power savings when I'm not utilizing 100% of the chip. You can turn it off in the BIOS if you'd like just to stability test your CPU but beyond that I'd suggest leaving it on for the power savings.

EDIT: Post back when you run that thing at load. With those settings and the gear you have you shouldn't have any issues running those settings 24/7 stable. Just let me know when you've tested it.
Have you verified with a power meter that you are actually saving power with speedstepping only. If only multiplier goes down while idling but Vcore doesn't then you probably are not saving any power. It is possible to make also Vcore go down but then you need to set Vcore differently from you current settings.
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