if EIST is ON with no load the core runs at 1200mhz(x12 multi, can be adjusted in bios )Thanks. I just wanted to make sure that the turbo steppings for v3/v4 ES weren't "shut off completely" such that you pretty much only run at the base clock and that's it. Last thing I want is to be stuck at 2.0Ghz for all cores. Is there any way to see this via their CPUz capture? Sometimes I see pics where it shows the frequency of all cores running simultaneously and they are at ~1.1Ghz (like half the base clock) where the multiplier has paranthesis that shows 11-23. What is that about? Also does this mean max turbo for all cores is 2.3Ghz? Why would they run at 1.1 if base clock is 2.0?
That being said, is there any way to "force" all cores to run at the minimum stepping and never step down?
If EIST is off the cores stay at base clock, with Turbo Boost OFF they stay there on load.
i.e. icomputer_parts.....writes "The CPU-Z screenshots shows.......and the Core speed (the maximum frequency) which is the maximum ALL cores frequency at which the processor is capable of operating using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (Turbo Boost all of the cores simultaneously)."
So look at the screenshot, if it shows i.e. x 23 (12 - 23) means that core#0 is at 2300mhz(bclk=100mhz)
and the highest of all other cores is 2300mhz !!
Many sellers have a HWinfo screenshot where u can see the clocks of the cores in full load.
Start cpu-z go to bench and start "stress cpu" then look into HWinfo(summary view) like this
the HWinfo screenshot at bloommax shows the turbo clock all cores at full load.