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Is it true that intel speedstep while oc'd can cause overvolts?

One of my friends just told me that having intel speedstep enabled while overclocking the cpu can cause overvolting.

Is this true?

Speedstep somehow fixed a performance issue and it'd suck if that was true.
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  1. Deniedstingray said:
    One of my friends just told me that having intel speedstep enabled while overclocking the cpu can cause overvolting.

    Is this true?

    Speedstep somehow fixed a performance issue and it'd suck if that was true.


    "One of my friends just told me..."
    In all such cases, request some links or text to where he knows this from.
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    Might want to ask for some evidence. Normally speedstep actually lowers voltages, rather than raising them.
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  3. Sakkura said:
    Might want to ask for some evidence. Normally speedstep actually lowers voltages, rather than raising them.
    That is exactly what i thought, it seemed weird to me as it is supposed to lower things like you say.
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  4. USAFRet said:
    Deniedstingray said:
    One of my friends just told me that having intel speedstep enabled while overclocking the cpu can cause overvolting.

    Is this true?

    Speedstep somehow fixed a performance issue and it'd suck if that was true.


    "One of my friends just told me..."
    In all such cases, request some links or text to where he knows this from.
    Usually that is the route i take but this guy taught me how to OC so i figured i could trust him, maybe not this time.

    Thank you for the reply i really appreciate it.
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  5. Deniedstingray said:
    One of my friends just told me that having intel speedstep enabled while overclocking the cpu can cause overvolting.

    Is this true?

    Speedstep somehow fixed a performance issue and it'd suck if that was true.


    No, you need smarter friends.

    Intel Speed Step changes both the clock multiplier and supply voltage on a per-core basis. Historically, execution was paused while both the clock multiplier and supply voltage were changed at the same time, but recent architectural revisions (Haswell?) have decoupled these adjustments such that the pause in execution is greatly reduced.
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