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I know its suppose to be for energy saving and what not. But do most of you guys leave this feature the way it is. I'm at a 5.0ghz OC and on IDLE it will go to 1600mhz. That's fine with me but is it better to be running at the OC without throttling down? How do I do this?
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Change "SpeedStep" in your Bios to "off"
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I know its suppose to be for energy saving and what not. But do most of you guys leave this feature the way it is. I'm at a 5.0ghz OC and on IDLE it will go to 1600mhz. That's fine with me but is it better to be running at the OC without throttling down? How do I do this?
Actually, that's not the case anymore. Since these chips OC with turbo, you are better off letting it idle at the lower clock. Helps reduce temps and prolong the life of the chip. There are settings in bios that let you choose the delay it will wait before idling the chip IIRC.
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I know its suppose to be for energy saving and what not. But do most of you guys leave this feature the way it is. I'm at a 5.0ghz OC and on IDLE it will go to 1600mhz. That's fine with me but is it better to be running at the OC without throttling down? How do I do this?

It has no effect on performance if you run with EIST on or off.
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It has no effect on performance if you run with EIST on or off.
so its best to just leave it the way it is?
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I leave speedstep on. System idles at 110w as opposed to 150w.
Edited by compudaze - 3/20/11 at 3:59pm
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I leave speedstep on. Idles at 110w as opposed to 150w.

idles less than that... Like 10 watts lol


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so its best to just leave it the way it is?

Correct, I'd just leave all power saving features on.
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On my rig, when power states kick in on my CPU, power consumption drops ~15-20 watts. It will probably be a bigger difference on that 2500k, going from 5 to 1.6 GHz. Keep it on, you'll use less power, generate less heat, and your CPU will live longer.
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idles less than that... Like 10 watts lol





Correct, I'd just leave all power saving features on.
Total system. Sorry.
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Total system. Sorry.

Ah, haha
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