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- Use speedstep or not?
January 21, 2008, 4:11 am
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Re: Use speedstep or not?
Somewhere on teh intarweb "bornfree" typed:
Why would it?
I have a rock-solid stable system, an E4500 that was supposed to run at 11 x
200(real)MHz for 2.2GHz CPU clock. I've restricted the multiplier to 8x,
raised the vcore a smidgen, set the FSB to 413 (seemed like a good number),
for a "1652MHz" [quad-pumped] FSB, which is running my DDR3/800 1:1at "826".
I have left speedstep, EIST, whatever you want to call it, enabled. When the
PC is idling the multiplier drops to 6x and gives me a CPU speed of just
under 2.5GHz. That's plenty powerful for running a system at idle don't you
think? When I need the power it switches to 8x faster than I can blink.
I could lock it at the 8x multiplier, disable SS/EIST (in fact I did for a
while) but I don't see the point. <shrug>
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