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post #1 of 9
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I would think the reason for this is to keep the CPU usage down to a minimum most of the time when the power is not needed.

However, what are you guys doing with you Intel setup?
Setting up the NON-Turbo settings high along with the Turbo settings?

I was curious because I don't like when the CPU is at 1.6GHz, I want it to stay at 4.5GHz !

Is that healthy? or should I leave the non-turbo numbers down.

What do you guys do?
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post #2 of 9
if your goin to OC alot of people turn the turbo off
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u have to look at what you're doing

for me, My computer is idle most of the time until I ssh in... so low power draw at 1.6ghz@0.9v makes sense, and turbo up when I actually need it also makes sense

but of course, my board only OCs via turbo, so I have to do it this way...
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Originally Posted by joeyac02 View Post
if your goin to OC alot of people turn the turbo off
Hey Joey - good name

Yeah I hear what you are saying, do you think there are any negatives to this though?

Like wearing out the CPU quicker? I know that OC'ing is not the greatest for the CPU first hand, however this new chip seems to be handling it pretty well!

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u have to look at what you're doing

for me, My computer is idle most of the time until I ssh in... so low power draw at 1.6ghz@0.9v makes sense, and turbo up when I actually need it also makes sense

but of course, my board only OCs via turbo, so I have to do it this way...
Yeah I understand what you mean, that makes sense as well.

I think what I will do is bump up the NON-Turbo ratio just a little bit so where I am not sitting at 1.6, because then in Windows it seems like it drags out a little. I am going to do that now and see how it reacts.
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post #6 of 9
Turbo = sprint runner
Fixed Multiplier = marathon runner

Who wins?

To be honest the turbo on Sandy Bridge is pretty efficient at delivering power when it's needed. Dont assume that if CPU-Z says the CPU is at 1.6 ghz that all the individual cores are at 1.6 also. Remember SB can OC each of it's cores independently from one another. If you want to actively monitor the frequency for each core try Tmonitor (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/tmonitor.html) you'll soon find out the turbo is more responsive than you thought.

With turbo off (fixed multiplier) my GPU scores are a teeny weeny bit higher nothing the eye would pick up in a video game.

I think I just convinced myself to go back to turbo OC, brb going to BIOS.

BUT if Turbo causes microstutter or gives u any issues, you can turn it off, it just kind of idles 15c higher and draws 35 more watts at idle. It's not as bad as it sounds =/ especially with s3 sleep after 30 mins of idling
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post #7 of 9
AFAIK, turboboost will up the multiplier above the standard x21 or x20, depending on what is required.

Speedstep (EIST) will LOWER the multiplier and consequently the voltage to below the default multiplier.

I think thats how it works
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Yes, I seen EIST on my other board, I am going to take a look at the options again.

I remember that EIST would lower the voltages if they were not setup properly.
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post #9 of 9
I just turned off EIST

I'm at 1600 mhz still, same voltage

maybe its not working properly on my board
    
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