Speedstep...necessary, unnecessary?

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  1. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    Got my new build up and running, no issues. Only thing I noticed is when I run CPU-Z it shows my core speed running at 2000MHz and multiplier x6.

    BIOS shows it correctly at 3 and x9.

    After some research apparently speedstep will slow it down at idle. It will jump up to 3 and x9 under load, then immediately drops down to 2 and x6 when idle.

    Is it necessary to have speedstep running? I'm not over clocking.
     
  2. Doomsday

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    no, it's not necessary to run it
    but why disable it? it's just a power saving feature.
    it will help you more than hurt you

    some overclockers disable it actually for stability
     
  3. P07r0457

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    leave it alone. Helps boost system stability, lower power consumption, lower heat generation, improves system longevity... It's a good thing.
     

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