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    question about minimum processor state

    Ive seen it mentioned from time to time during OC videos and discussions to use "performance mode" or effectively set min processor state to 100%.

    How dumb of an idea is this? initially It does not sound like something someone should suggest. To have the cpu at low load but the speed wound up to max seems like it would cause issues over time

    The everyday equivalent of this is to pull up to a stoplight shift to neutral then floor it and let the engine bounce off the limiter for 3 minutes while you wait. Its at redline but doing no work and its producing zero horse power. just like that processor.

    What are your thoughts on this and why would individuals suggest it?

    I usually keep a PC for 5 years.


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    I use adaptive voltage and power plan for daily use to let the load control the processor speed and voltage level, works fine.
    I only change the Windows power plan to performance 100% to run benchmarks, specific testing purposes

    But leaving the power plan at 100% when idle does not hurt anything as a low or idle load will not draw much current which is what creates the heat that may cause long term damage to electrical components not processor speed as long as voltages are within spec

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    if the processor state is at 100% with low load are the voltages still as high as they would be if it were at 100% load? (I do understand that the amp draw would be less resulting in a low W number despite the perhaps higher voltage)

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    Speedstep or Speedshift or whatever they are calling it now is a great feature. Power-saving...lifespan lengthening all with next to zero performance penalty since the shift to high gear is almost instantaneous.

    Why would individuals suggest it? For the 1 in 1000000 to whom that "almost" is not good enough...for absolute performance it makes sense to disable speedstep. The rest perceive some performance benefit that doesn't apply to them and an internet meme is born...

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    Cool thanks for you guys input

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