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by trueg
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Why disable Speedstep? Changing multipliers only reason?
Replies: 15
Views: 11923

Re: Why disable Speedstep? Changing multipliers only reason?

Your default VID is 1.68v or you had manually increased it to 1.68v?

You may also need to change your power plan profile in Vista. If you have it set to High performance, it may ignore speed step. (I've never used Vista, I jumped from XP 32-bit to 7 64-bit, so I can only guess on the profile name).
by trueg
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Why disable Speedstep? Changing multipliers only reason?
Replies: 15
Views: 11923

Re: Why disable Speedstep? Changing multipliers only reason?

so are you guys saying that having speedstep enabled will basically make my pc use less energy when idle but give you full power when you need it in 3d apps like games and that! Exactly. As long as you are not depending on increasing your voltage for your OC and you haven't manually set the multipl...
by trueg
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Why disable Speedstep? Changing multipliers only reason?
Replies: 15
Views: 11923

Re: Why disable Speedstep? Changing multipliers only reason?

I agree about disabling it when using non-standard voltages. Speedstep drops my voltage as well as the multiplier when idling. I imagine it does not work well if you are manually increasing your voltage. It does not effect bus speed. So if you overclock using the stock multiplier and voltage then th...
by trueg
Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Retail NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 4485

Re: Retail NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Pictures

I wonder why the lack of passively cooled units. Seems like a great card for HTPC use.
by trueg
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Want to modify Molex for 7V, but P/S doesn't have -5V option
Replies: 0
Views: 1116

Want to modify Molex for 7V, but P/S doesn't have -5V option

This may apply to other brands of power supplies as well, but Antec no longer includes -5V lines on their power supplies. I have an EA-430, EA-500 and TruePower 430 and none of them offer -5V. Anyway, I want to supply a couple of case fans with 7V instead of 5V or 12V since they are really noisy at ...
by trueg
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Why disable Speedstep? Changing multipliers only reason?
Replies: 15
Views: 11923

Why disable Speedstep? Changing multipliers only reason?

In my HTPC, I have my E5300 running at 3.458 GHz on a PK5 at stock voltages and cooling. I simply bumped the FSB to 266 MHz from 200 MHz and confirmed max temp and stability using IntelBurnTest & Core Temp 0.99.5. Anyway, I have Speedstep/EIST enabled, so when the CPU load is low (90% of the time) t...
by trueg
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: November 2009 Forum Drawing - Ultra X4 850W PSU
Replies: 99
Views: 62573

Re: November 2009 Forum Drawing - Ultra X4 850W PSU

You can count me in, that P/S looks pretty sweet.
by trueg
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Using an Xbox 360 HD DVD Player on a desktop PC
Replies: 19
Views: 11397

Re: Using an Xbox 360 HD DVD Player on a desktop PC

I just posted this on someone's blog, but I thought I would post it here as well.... It seems that older 360 HD-DVD drives have the cooling fan set to run very fast (fast = noisy). I purchased one from Future Shop in Canada a little while ago. When I hooked it up I couldn't believe how noisy the fan...