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CPU speed fluctuation normal?

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If you make the screen bigger you can see the CPU MHz fluctuate. Is this normal?

Under 5% load it idles at ~1600mhz yet under full load it goes to the speed i overclocked it to around ~4400mhz


Is this normal? Should the frequency fluctuate like that?
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Yes, this is normal fluctuation for power conservation. As a suggestion, try reading more on CPU power states to understand what's going on.
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Intel speedstep. You can turn it off in the bios if you like.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UnexplodedCow;13140301 
Yes, this is normal fluctuation for power conservation. As a suggestion, try reading more on CPU power states to understand what's going on.

Would you recommend leaving it like it is now? Or should I turn off power conservation.
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Originally Posted by `Kyle;13140337 
Would you recommend leaving it like it is now? Or should I turn off power conservation.

Leave it on.
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Originally Posted by `Kyle;13140337 
Would you recommend leaving it like it is now? Or should I turn off power conservation.

up to you, with the 2600k and 2500ks it has no negative effects.
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I would leave it on myself. Both of my AMD rigs have C&Q (equivalent of speedstep) left on for power purposes...might as well be efficient.
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zcypot;13140380 
up to you, with the 2600k and 2500ks it has no negative effects.

That's good to hear!
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750;13140360 
Leave it on.

I shall, thank you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnexplodedCow;13140425 
I would leave it on myself. Both of my AMD rigs have C&Q (equivalent of speedstep) left on for power purposes...might as well be efficient.

You're right. I'll leave it on smile.gif

Thanks everyone for the help.
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