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CPU not slowing down?

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June 28, 2012 7:26:36 PM

My intel i5 2550K is idling at 50C. It never used to run at that in idle. I downloaded CPU-Z to check and the speed is at 3.8 MHz (I bumped up the multiplier by .4 and turned off turbo boost). I remember a while ago the cpu would stay around 1.6 ghz while idling and it would stay around 34C. But now its just staying at max?? My cpu gadget says it is using 0-1% at idle, but it seems like it's using more?
Does anyone know why this might be? Or have a solution?

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June 28, 2012 7:29:33 PM
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The only things I can think of is that SpeedStep is disabled, or it's set to the High Performance power plan in Windows.
June 28, 2012 7:31:01 PM

I did set the power plan to high performance. Does it always max the cpu?
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June 28, 2012 7:33:18 PM

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June 28, 2012 7:34:01 PM

kiefer136 said:
I did set the power plan to high performance. Does it always max the cpu?


Yep.
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