What's the recommended minimum processor state?

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  1. Posts : 35
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       #11

    hsehestedt said:
    These questions have already been answered. It will not affect gaming but is bad because it forces the CPU to wide open all the time and will not allow it to throttle back properly when idle.
    This situation you're talking about is when everything is set to 100%, correct?
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  2. hsehestedt's Avatar
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       #12

    Correct. I is NOT recommended to set the minimum to 100%.

    So just to summarize:

    Setting the minimum state does not slow the processor down when the performance is needed. It merely allows the CPU to throttle back when it is idle and there is no demand placed upon it. If you do something that places a demand on the CPU (such as gaming), the CPU can throttle right up to 100% (since that is the value specified for for maximum).

    I'm sure that there might be some sort of odd corner case for wanting to change the minimum setting to a higher value, but I have so far NEVER encountered a reason to do this.

    Does all this make sense and does this help? If you have any more questions, do let us know!
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  3. Posts : 35
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       #13

    hsehestedt said:
    Correct. I is NOT recommended to set the minimum to 100%.

    So just to summarize:

    Setting the minimum state does not slow the processor down when the performance is needed. It merely allows the CPU to throttle back when it is idle and there is no demand placed upon it. If you do something that places a demand on the CPU (such as gaming), the CPU can throttle right up to 100% (since that is the value specified for for maximum).

    I'm sure that there might be some sort of odd corner case for wanting to change the minimum setting to a higher value, but I have so far NEVER encountered a reason to do this.

    Does all this make sense and does this help? If you have any more questions, do let us know!
    It makes sense! Thank you for the help :)
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  4. Posts : 1,959
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       #14

    "Will setting the min to 5% affect my gaming sessions in any way?"

    No, as I said, a Desktop processor will not go there. It will range from Base frequency to Max Turbo on demand like in a game.

    The minimum state setting does not matter with a Desktop processor.
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       #15

    Ownsin said:
    Hello, I'm a gamer, and I'm wondering what I should set the minimum processor state on for my PC? It's currently at 100% along with max processor state sitting also at 100% in Power Management. Should I leave it this way? What's the recommended state for gaming?
    Somewhat of a hardcore gamer here as well as a system builder. With that, I don't mess with processor states. I just let them be and game as usual. If I were overclocking for pure performance, I might mess with them, but since I don't overclock and my games run well enough as is, I've found no need to tinker with those setting.

    Also note they could impact your systems sleep performance as well as increase heat due to the CPU running 100 percent all the time. Here's my settings....

    What's the recommended minimum processor state?-processor-power-state-settings.jpg

    Also add that there's no guarantee tinkering with processors states will improve gaming overall.

    My two cents.
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