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Muppet Babies with live-action guest stars was a terrible idea.
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: It's Time For GIFtrax!
« Last post by RVR II on Today at 08:39:15 AM »
Is that good for your neck?
I'm gonna say no.. Maybe this is taught in the school Drumpfanomics :o
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: It's Time For GIFtrax!
« Last post by Russoguru on Today at 08:26:59 AM »
Is that good for your neck?
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: It's Time For GIFtrax!
« Last post by RVR II on Today at 07:41:43 AM »
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Board Games for the Bored / Re: Name that Spambot!
« Last post by Johnny Unusual on Today at 06:05:32 AM »
citinazn is spamming porn stuff.
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Eurovision
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Computers & Gadgets & Tech / Re: THE COMPUTER THREAD
« Last post by Variety of Cells on Today at 05:29:27 AM »
Maybe you guys can help with a little overclocking issue.

As recommended I've disabled all C states, turbo boost, and intel speedstep in the bios, with the goal of giving me a constant clock speed and volatage so I can find the optimum balance for my PC. I've achieved that goal when idling. But when put under heavy load during stress testing the ratio backs off from 44 to 43 to 42 every now and then.

According to Intel's extreme tuning program the CPU is not thermal throttling. But if that's not what is going on, then what could it be? 

And a second question. Do you guys have any opinions about turning c states and speedstep back on after overclocking?  I've seen some reports that they do have a slight negative impact on gaming, but the power and voltage saving benefits are worth it for some.

After doing some more research it sounds like this might be the work of the AVX offset. The AVX offset lowers the multiplier when AVX instructions are detected, because I guess they create instability at high overclocks. But to find out for sure I need to do more testing. Preferably some real testing instead of the hour and a half I gave it yesterday after work where I couldn't keep my eyes open as my CPU crunched a bunch of numbers.
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Computers & Gadgets & Tech / Re: THE COMPUTER THREAD
« Last post by Variety of Cells on Today at 02:59:57 AM »
Maybe you guys can help with a little overclocking issue.

As recommended I've disabled all C states, turbo boost, and intel speedstep in the bios, with the goal of giving me a constant clock speed and volatage so I can find the optimum balance for my PC. I've achieved that goal when idling. But when put under heavy load during stress testing the ratio backs off from 44 to 43 to 42 every now and then.

According to Intel's extreme tuning program the CPU is not thermal throttling. But if that's not what is going on, then what could it be? 

And a second question. Do you guys have any opinions about turning c states and speedstep back on after overclocking?  I've seen some reports that they do have a slight negative impact on gaming, but the power and voltage saving benefits are worth it for some.
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I think they 'de-aged' Schwarzenegger a bit too much for the next Terminator film.
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