Intel SpeedStep

Discussion in 'Processors, Motherboards & Memory' started by Papercut, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    What are the steps involved to get SpeedStep working? I have an E4300 in an Asus P5B-E Plus (currently 3GHz @ 1.425V or something like that), on WinXP SP1. From day one it has never clocked itself down when idle...and in a country like Singapore, you really notice the heat dump especially when my room door is closed :haha:

    Anyone have any suggestions on what I should try? :think:
    SpeedStep should still work even when the CPU is overclocked, right?
     
  2. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

  3. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

  4. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

  5. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I know this may sound stupid, did you enable Speedstep in the BIOS? :D
     
  6. zy

    zy zynine.com Staff Member

    :think: :think: i'm not sure how does a desktop SpeedStep works

    for laptop if it is disabled, it will run at minimum speed :think:
     
  7. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    Hah. Problem solved, CPU-Z 1.38 did not show the lower idle clock speed. Updated to 1.39 and it shows 2GHz now so SpeedStep must have been enabled all this time.

    Looks like I have to address my X1800's idle clock speeds now to reduce the heat output :p

    Thanks for the suggestions anyway :thumb:
     
  8. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    i feel u... :(














    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
    yeah ballz..
    it sucks..
     
  9. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Whoa... I thought the higher one stay in an apartment in S'pore, the cooler it might be? :rolleyes:
     
  10. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

  11. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    LMAO! pwnt!
     
  12. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    ground floor!? good! you don't have to wait for the lift :p :mrgreen:
     
  13. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    I'd rather wait for the lift or take the stairs than deal with the cockroach problem on the ground floor, or be woken up (at 9.30am!!!) by the noise of kids playing in the void deck right outside my room *grumble grumble*
     
  14. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    again, I feel you.. :haha: :haha:

    because Im staying on the 3rd floor. and the kids are making so much noise NOW :(
     
  15. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    I thought making noise in S'pore flats will cause one to get fines? :D

    Anyway, have you cleaned up the dust? Better casings have better airflows so you might need to check as well.

    And also, Speedstep or CnQ might not work properly in overclocked hardware... :shock:
     

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