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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-25-2020, 07:15 PM - Thread Starter
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10900k frequency and voltage not dropping when idle

Hi all,

I have trying to figure this out but cant seem to solve it. I am using a biostar z490 gta evo board. Not a popular or a good board to begin with. Now what feature should i turn on or disable so that the in idle it doesn't run with static voltage and frequency. I have overclocked using adaptive voltage with offset of +50 and LLC set to level 1.

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Make sure that your computer is not in "performance mode" in the power options. That will cause you to stay at max frequency. Depending on what LLC you used, you may actually experience higher voltages at idle than when under load. That is normal and is a feature to prevent transient voltages.
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One thing that got me a while back on this very issue was on my cache OC, I had set min and max to 48.... Everything else was set to let the voltage and freq drop at idle... Once I set the minimum cache to Auto it worked as intended...

Make sure speedstep and speedshift are enabled, and like mentioned, make sure you are on balanced, or that your minimum / maximum cpu control are 0 and 100... I keep a shortcut handy for when I don't want it to drop, I just swap to high performance quickly...

Let us know some of your other settings if you haven't figured it out yet...

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