Question overclocking 2500K
I've ran into an annoying issue when overclocking this chip. The CPU Multiplier will drop a few under 100% load (40 to 39, 45 to 40, etc), which obviously shouldn't be happening. I think it's related to the power limits (Short Duration and Long Duration Power Limits) of Turbo Boost. If I leave Turbo Boost enabled, I am able to set the power limits to the maximum allowed by my BIOS (255). If I disable it, then the option to adjust the power limits disappears and I load into windows to stress test and notice that the multiplier drops under load. If I leave turbo boost enabled, then the multiplier stays constant. Is it a problem to leave turbo boost enabled if I have my multiplier set above the 4 multipliers set for turbo mode?
The BIOS settings on this motherboard are terrible btw.
Edit: After further testing, there doesn't seem to be any relationship between Turbo Boost and the multiplier dropping. At this point, I'm lost and am looking for help!
I'll post 2 pictures of the options available to me in BIOS.
Intel Core i5-2500k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (DDR3 1600) Ram
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
eVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB SC
Acer G235H 23" LCD (1920x1080)
Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit