Running an Intel i5 2500k with an asrock extreme 3 motherboard. Overclocked the multiplier to 45 and its holding with all the voltages stable, but the second I idle the processor or decrease the workload it goes down to 1.6ghz. I guess the only questions I have are this, Will this make a difference when playing multiplayer FPS games online? and is it better to just leave it alone? I know its a waste of energy, and when I'm not using the computer I turn it off, so I'm not wasting electricity in the process. I've heard that it can have a negative effect on gaming though, which somewhat worries me. I must say even with it on I had no performance issues while playing earlier this morning. Any thoughts or comments?
this is an option in the bios called speedstep technology. it is VERY useful in keeping temps down and increasing the life of your processor. I use it and Game frequently; if your overclock is stable then keep speedstep on. My 2500k is at 4.5ghz and i keep speedstep on and i have no issues with gaming, the primary function of my rig. it keeps your cpu in a lower powered state. you dont want your cpu at 4.5ghz all the time now when youre even browsing the net right?