AMD Red Team FTW!
i don't know how i feel about intel c-state, im just trying to get a consensus of how many people actually have this feature enabled
He said it best right here. I am using .144v to .444v running windows task manager, cpu-z, firefox, i tunes never breaking the .5v markOriginally Posted by QxY
C7s enabled here, along with the Windows power saving feature that downclocks the CPU...I get some really cool 4770k idle temps at 800MHz/0.15v. Not sure why someone would want to run at full speed/voltage all the time.
This^Originally Posted by jhaze84
I have all power-saving features enabled in BIOS that I possibly can, including all the C-states. I pay the electric bill and I'd rather not be giving away money for no reason. I also put my computer to sleep when I'm not at home. I don't like the idea of wasting power and reducing component lifespan by running my system at full blast all the time, especially when I'm not using it.
I know a lot of computer enthusiasts, especially overclockers, don't mind turning off the power-savings to chase every last drop of performance. But I think it's more elegant and impressive to have a stable overclock while also being power efficient. My opinion of course.
temps barely go up since its no under load. Still idles at around 30-35C. So noise is not an issue. These chips are so efficient these days they don't put out much heat when not actually doing anything. All my fans run just above stall speed unless I am gaming or doing some other heavy activity. Even then I only run the fans on my H220 at about 50-60% most of the time. And since I buy overkill motherboards, like my Rampage, I'm not overly worried about killing it. Cheap motherboards are a bit more of a problem. Buy good stuff, crank things to 11 and enjoy.Originally Posted by fateswarm
It does nothing to the stability of what I'm doing so I use it. Also it helps enormously on longevity. It may not seem immediately, but it does across years.
I have killed a computer by turning off all power saving features for a year or two.
Plus lower temps/noise is not just about "power is cheap".
True, and more voltage makes more heat and that stresses things like the VRM on the board. But high quality boards have VRMs capable of safely delivering way more power the the chips ever will, even for sub zero. At least most do. So, low odds having issues there. And on the CPU side, you need to be cranking voltage pretty hard to have an issue. Stay in the "safe zone". Or, maybe if the machine is on 24/7. But, my rig is off when I'm not around. In close to 20 years with PC, I have never killed a CPU outside running massive voltage.Originally Posted by fateswarm
Temps don't kill, voltage does, according to Intel engineers. This is theoretically not true, since temp can kill, but they mean the way those chips usually operate, most of the time voltage is the one that kills in overclocking, not temps. This is because they auto-throttle anyway after a point, and that point is not extremely dangerous, plus we have obvious proof from LN2 overclocking that even subzero will kill on high voltage.