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CPU on full clocks (idle) even when Speedstep is enabled

Specs- 

i7 3770

MSI h-61m P20 (G3)

12 GB Dual Channel 4+8 DDR3 @ 1333 MHz

 

Recently I enabled turbo boost and edited the multiplier in the BIOS and made it 39x100 MHz which is 3.9 GHz

Now I noticed that my CPU is on full clocks 3692 MHz even on idle. I checked out the BIOS and yes, Intel Speedstep IS enabled.

I heard somewhere that speedstep gets disabled on overclocking. Maybe true.

But anyway, is there a way to save CPU power at idle time?

Btw, USAGE is always <10% and Power Plan is *Balanced >> CPU minimum state 5%*

 

C-State is disabled. Do you think I should enable C state? also it ends up opening another box(in the bios) where it asks about some type, I don't remember.

Thanks for the help!

 

A budget PC 

CPU - i7 3770 @3.4 Ghz  ; Cooler-  Antec A30 

Mobo - MSI H-61m P20(G3) ; RAM - 12 GB DDR3 ( 1x4 + 1x8 Dual Channel)

PSU - Corsair VS 450(grey label) ; GPU - Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini

Storage - 120 GB SATA SSD for Windows and PUBG; 500 GB HDD for other games

Case - Cheap ATX case

 

 

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Hm.... why? It makes no difference and personally speaking it's preferable that it's on the desirable clock all times to avoid micro-slow downs between quick shifts of % usage.

 

Electricity wise it'll consume pretty much the same regardless of it's clocks.

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1 hour ago, Princess Cadence said:

Hm.... why? It makes no difference and personally speaking it's preferable that it's on the desirable clock all times to avoid micro-slow downs between quick shifts of % usage.

 

Electricity wise it'll consume pretty much the same regardless of it's clocks.

Hmm..But I was just worried because it isn't as it used to be.

A budget PC 

CPU - i7 3770 @3.4 Ghz  ; Cooler-  Antec A30 

Mobo - MSI H-61m P20(G3) ; RAM - 12 GB DDR3 ( 1x4 + 1x8 Dual Channel)

PSU - Corsair VS 450(grey label) ; GPU - Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini

Storage - 120 GB SATA SSD for Windows and PUBG; 500 GB HDD for other games

Case - Cheap ATX case

 

 

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