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Should I turn Enhanced Speed Step technology on or off in the BIOS.

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May 10, 2011 4:47:57 AM

Should I turn Enhanced Speed Step technology on or off in the BIOS. This is a old Dell E510. I was just wondering if it would make it faster or slower. I do not care about power consumption as this is a desktop. I just want to know which option is slower or faster (on or off).

Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz with HT.
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May 10, 2011 4:51:27 AM

If you don't care about power consumption then leave off it you think the minor lag time it takes for the CPU to rev up to full speed is too slow for you.
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May 10, 2011 7:40:30 AM

lol
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May 10, 2011 1:06:57 PM

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I do not care about power consumption as this is a desktop.


Well if Mom and Dad don't care about the power bill, go ahead and turn it off.
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May 10, 2011 2:13:24 PM

I enable SpeedStep after I have settled on my OC settings. I'm not worried about my powerbill. I am in Saudi Arabia and my company pays it. But I figure reducing the thermal load as much as possible is a good thing.
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May 10, 2011 3:33:55 PM

I was being sarcastic. I would never turn off a power saving feature.
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May 10, 2011 8:00:30 PM

I didnt know that Pentium 4 3.0 had Speedstep?!
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May 11, 2011 2:22:14 PM

king smp said:
I didnt know that Pentium 4 3.0 had Speedstep?!


Even Pentium 3 and Pentium M have speedstep.
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May 11, 2011 4:43:41 PM

Speedstep was used with PIII and Pentium M
then with the Pentium 4 it wasnt used until the Pentium 6xx,8xx and 9xx
Now if that is a Pentium 4 3.0 HT Northwood then it would NOT have
speedstep
If it is a Prescott then YES it would
looking at the Dell E510 specs
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/e...
the E510 used Pentium 4 5xxx and 6xxx so it is a good possiblity that it does use
Speedstep

I thought it was the Pentium 4 3.0 HT Northwood so that is why
I said that :) 

BTW sidenote-read article about SandyBridge and did you know
they used quite a few features from the Pentium 4 in the SB design?
The SB uses uOP cache which is a mod of the trace cache in Pent4
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May 11, 2011 5:04:06 PM

The whole point is
as long as the Speedstep is working correctly
then DONT turn it off
it doesnt cause any performance loss
and will save on your electric bill plus
make the world a Greener place :) 
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May 11, 2011 10:14:04 PM

king smp said:
The whole point is
as long as the Speedstep is working correctly
then DONT turn it off
it doesnt cause any performance loss
and will save on your electric bill plus
make the world a Greener place :) 


All right. Dell had the factory default on off. I turned it on now. Everything seems to be running the same. Thank you for the tips everyone.
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May 11, 2011 10:14:12 PM

Best answer selected by Shpati.
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May 12, 2011 5:54:04 AM

Thank you for selecting me as Best Answer
Dont be a stranger :) 
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May 12, 2011 5:08:56 PM

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