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Old Jan 25, 2017, 10:59 PM   #91
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How long I can resist overclocking the i7 I don't know but I'll try and hold out for at least a week or so. On a separate note CPU-Z shows the CPU at 800mhz with the occasional flash to 1300 and 4200. It shows the multiplier at (8-45). This is whilst idle. I presume this is because I haven't done anything about speedstep and power management yet. As a rule of thumb does it matter, when overclocking, that you disable these? Are there any programmes you can recommend that can log the CPU whilst gaming?
The CPU clocks down while idle. There's no reason to disable that. When it's under full load it will automatically run at full speed. My processor runs at 1100 or so most of the time, and then will clock all the way up to 5 GHz when doing anything intensive.

You can easily overclock while keeping the speed step functions, and it will reduce your power use and also potentially increase the longevity of your processor, with very little downside.
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The CPU clocks down while idle. There's no reason to disable that. When it's under full load it will automatically run at full speed. My processor runs at 1100 or so most of the time, and then will clock all the way up to 5 GHz when doing anything intensive.

You can easily overclock while keeping the speed step functions, and it will reduce your power use and also potentially increase the longevity of your processor, with very little downside.
Thanks Nagorak that's what I thought as I had over clocked my 2500K whilst keeping speed step on and it worked well and lasted over 4 years I'm now running my 7700K at 4.5 Ghz and it's fine so I might just leave it there or try for a few more Ghz but ensuring it stays cool. We'll see!
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