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Intel Speed Step on or off

radioguy728
Level 7
Hello all I have the i7 4790k running at 4.5 at 1.210 v. Maxiumus VII mb
My question is not sure if i should have intel speed step on or off.

If left on will it hurt performance?

If turned off will this shorten my cpu life
Thanks
When i game it get about 60 C degrees
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Nate152
Moderator
Hello radioguy728

if you're overclocking with adaptive mode I would enable speedstep, if you're overclocking in manual mode I would disable it. The only real drawback with it disabled is your cpu won't downclock and it'll use more power and idle warmer.

I overclock in manual mode and have speedstep disabled.

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Speedstep is a great feature and entirely compatible with OCing these days...

Just run adaptive voltage and speedstep on and you get all the benefits of OC performance and your CPU can downclock and downvolt when it needs to....win win

gupsterg
Level 13
+1 to Arne's post, radioguy728; I've been running Intel SpeedStep / C-States with Adaptive voltage for over a year and had no issues.
Intel Defector :eek: AMD Rebel


R9 5900X - Custom WC - ASUS Crosshair VII Hero WiFi - Ballistix Sport LT 2x16GB 3800MHz C16 - RX 6800 XT - WD SN770 2TB - 2x 870 EVO 4TB


24/7 OC: i5 4690K @ 4.9GHz CPU@1.255v 4.4GHz Cache@1.10v - Archon SB-E X2 - Asus Maximus VII Ranger
Sapphire Fury X (1145/545 ~17.7K GS 3DM FS)

:eek: CPU Validation 5.198GHz@1.314v with 4.4GHz cache + RAM 2400MHz@1T :eek:
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Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Hmm well, from me +1 to the gupsterg OC! very nice! 😉

gupsterg
Level 13
Cheers, just good silicon 🙂 and some Asus magic going on 😉 .
Intel Defector :eek: AMD Rebel


R9 5900X - Custom WC - ASUS Crosshair VII Hero WiFi - Ballistix Sport LT 2x16GB 3800MHz C16 - RX 6800 XT - WD SN770 2TB - 2x 870 EVO 4TB


24/7 OC: i5 4690K @ 4.9GHz CPU@1.255v 4.4GHz Cache@1.10v - Archon SB-E X2 - Asus Maximus VII Ranger
Sapphire Fury X (1145/545 ~17.7K GS 3DM FS)

:eek: CPU Validation 5.198GHz@1.314v with 4.4GHz cache + RAM 2400MHz@1T :eek:
Da Music video

I'd say you won the silicon lottery all right gupsterg, that is incredible numbers for the 4690k. Maximus viii formula and 6700k.

Nate152
Moderator
I'd say you won the silicon lottery all right gupsterg, that is incredible numbers for the 4690k.

Maximus viii formula and 6700k
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gupsterg
Level 13
Cheers, yeah defo feels like I did 😉 .

That's a nice OC on the Skylake i7 you have 🙂 .
Intel Defector :eek: AMD Rebel


R9 5900X - Custom WC - ASUS Crosshair VII Hero WiFi - Ballistix Sport LT 2x16GB 3800MHz C16 - RX 6800 XT - WD SN770 2TB - 2x 870 EVO 4TB


24/7 OC: i5 4690K @ 4.9GHz CPU@1.255v 4.4GHz Cache@1.10v - Archon SB-E X2 - Asus Maximus VII Ranger
Sapphire Fury X (1145/545 ~17.7K GS 3DM FS)

:eek: CPU Validation 5.198GHz@1.314v with 4.4GHz cache + RAM 2400MHz@1T :eek:
Da Music video