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Downclocking 3570k

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August 2, 2012 5:21:44 AM

i have Intel® Core™ i5-3570k 3.4 GHz 6MB Cache Processor
and GA-Z77-D3H motherbored
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for now i dont want it's full power it make my room hot can i downclock it like 3.1ghz or 3ghz safe and easy ?? and how ?

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August 2, 2012 5:41:22 AM

it should automatically be adjusting its clock speed (up or down) based what you are doing. if it isn't doing that look in your bios for "intel speed step" and enable it.

EDIT
you can use a program like CPUz to verify the current clock speed.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
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August 2, 2012 5:46:01 AM

It will do it for you.
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August 2, 2012 5:47:47 AM

Like flank said, it should automatically be adjusting its clock speed as needed. Enable "intel speed step" like he said if it wasn't enabled by default (it should already have been if you never touched anything in the BIOS).

Also, assuming everything is working correctly, it will downclock all the way to 1.6ghz by default if you are just webbrowsing or typing word documents. At least that's what it does for me. You can also check your cpu speed by using the free program "cpu-z". Just do a quick google search for it.
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August 2, 2012 6:03:16 AM

fudoka711 said:
Like flank said, it should automatically be adjusting its clock speed as needed. Enable "intel speed step" like he said if it wasn't enabled by default (it should already have been if you never touched anything in the BIOS).

Also, assuming everything is working correctly, it will downclock all the way to 1.6ghz by default if you are just webbrowsing or typing word documents. At least that's what it does for me. You can also check your cpu speed by using the free program "cpu-z". Just do a quick google search for it.

i know it downclock it self what i mean is to limit it's clock speed to 3ghz if it is safe
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August 8, 2012 6:48:34 AM

Best answer selected by dqtx.
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