Ok, so here is my dumb questions. I have an Asus x975 motherboard. I have a rock solid stable Oc of 3.2 on my CPU, however I must OC from the BIOS settings. Which I realize is the most stable way to do this, and maybe the only way. I know Nvidia has Ntune, but what about intel or maybe someone created a utility. Anyways, I keep my PC on all day and it just sits there sucking power as I download items and remote into it from work. There is most likely a significant power loss and cost for just letting it sit there with speed step disabled all day long at 3.2GHz. However when I have it stock clocked it dips from 2.13 to 1.6 ghz to save power. Which i really like. EXCEPT when I am gaming.
I can have 2 profiles setup on my bios one stock the other OC but I have to reboot to switch them, change it and reboot. EVERY TIME I want to game. that is a pain to save a little on the electric bill. Is there a utility out there that allows you to change these settings from windows on intel boards, specifically x975 chipsets?
I will try this tonight. It lists Intel brand boards, do you think it will work with an Asus board using an intel chipset? Asus has an AI Booster thing that will overclock a small amount but nothing like I need.
ASUS AI Booster is what you want. It does exactly this and can allow you to save settings to different profiles or needs. However, I'm not sure if you go from stock to 1.0ghz OC that you wouldn't have to reboot. I know you can up the FSB 1-2 notches at a time with this, but 3-4+ makes you boot. ...I played around with it a couple times to see what it did...I just liked OC from the BIOS, but that's me.
I highly recommend against doing any CPU/Motherboard/ RAM OCing via any Windows based utility. Also SpeedStep will run the CPU at full speed when you are gaming. Imo, the powersaving from SpeedStep is very negligible. You might save ~$5-10 (probably lower) on a 24/7 PC a year using SpeedStep.
Yeah yeah I know, All these acronyms drive me nuts. Haha. I'm ok with indistry standard acronyms but not forum, I dont feel like typing the whole dang thing, acronyms.
Anyways, I tried out the intel one and it wouldn't install as it states I don't have an intel mobo, figures. Second I tried the AI Booster and it sucks. It forces a reboot and works off of the AI N.O.S. (cause anything with NOS in it means FAST, stupid fast and the furious crap). I believ the NOS profiles worked on the fly but any manual change required a reboot and all it did was change the Bios anyways, and it didnt even do that correctly. I may as well stick with rebooting and loading the profiles if I want to game.
Another reason is my PSU seems to get much warmer when its OC'ed than when it is idle with speedboost throttled down. My room is the hottest in the appartment so I dont need any extra heat.
Oh don't worry about that. I'm pretty IT savy. My motherboard actually has the BIOS stored in 2 locations and if it won't boot it automatically faults over to the backup. And yes it is actually a little button i think.