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  1. #1
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    Processor Throttling

    I've built a number of systems. The last system I built was my first that was overclocked (4770K, Asus Z87-Plus, WIN 8.1). I let the Asus software do its thing as I wasn't concerned with eking out every last MHz just getting a little boost.

    I have two more builds in the planning phase one of which is a rework of my HTPC running WIN 7 WMC. This is an always on server so power efficiency is important to me. I noticed while using the overclocked system that when at idle, the Asus (I assume or is this a WIN 8.1 thing), appears to throttle the 4770K to 800Mhz and 12.5W.

    **I'm thinking an i5 will be adequate for the HTPC. While I know it wouldn't be able to be overclocked to the upside, if I use a locked CPU for the HTPC build ($ savings on MB), will the Asus broad still throttle is down when idle to save power?

    Thanks for input!
    Last edited by cdx910; 08-05-2014 at 07:30 PM.

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    Re: Processor Throttling

    Talked with Asus. The answer is yes the H series boards with unlocked processors do throttle down.

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