Should I enable SpeedStep ? Tags: Performance Intel i5 Overclocking Last response: January 3, 2010 10:41 AM in Overclocking Share ea25 January 1, 2010 3:01:46 PM I have overclocked my i5 to 3.6ghz with acceptable temperatures. Now should I enable speedstep or would it result in lack of performance ? More about : enable speedstep _GTech January 2, 2010 4:13:42 AM Why don't you try, come back and tell us what you think, that would be a good idea. JackNaylorPE a c 121 K Overclocking January 2, 2010 3:54:15 PM Speed Step slows the CPU down when you are not using it, if the demand is there, the system will draw on it and performance is not affected. At high OC's above 4 Ghz, disabling SS can help w/ stability. Related resources Intel Speedstep Technolgy - Forum Can't find speedstep in my bios. - Forum I5 SpeedStep not working? - Forum SpeedStep vs Turbo Mode vs C-STATE vs C1E - Forum Speedstep & HIgh CPU Issues - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ea25 January 3, 2010 8:22:24 AM Thanks for your input. I tried disabling and enabling speedstep. To tell the truth I noticed better performance when disabling it. Will it stress my hardware if I shall permanently disable it ? randomizer a b K Overclocking January 3, 2010 10:41:50 AM Not at all. The CPU will last far longer than most of the other components in your system, and certainly well into obsolescence. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOverclocking without Speedstep ForumUpdated BIOS, it broke Speedstep ? Asus P8Z77-v pro 3770k ForumWrong CPU speed even with speedstep and c1e disabled ForumProcessor not running at full speed with speedstep OFF ForumQ6600 Voltage settings and SpeedStep , etc. ??? ForumOverclocking with Speedstep ForumIntel Speedstep - Processor not running at rated speed? READ ME! ForumSpeedStep problem with Dell laptop ForumOC with speedstep - possible? ForumQ6600 dropping its multiplier even with SpeedStep disabled ForumSpeedstep question ForumFixed Voltage ForumShould i overclock? ForumShould I get water cooling? ForumShould i get a new cpu or gpu? what's more cost evocative ? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !