Someone e-mailed me and asked me if XCPM is really working. Sure. Let me grab some pictures for you. Hold on. Working remotely here…
Let’s start with a picture of the processor running idle at less than 3 Watts.
I have seen it run at an even lower wattage, but it is hard to capture (working remotely here).
Here is a picture of the processor after a Geekbench 3 test run.
Pretty normal read out but…
Some people are looking for a sustained turbo ratio, and that is possible with a trick.
But I am not going to tell you how that is done. For one simple reason…
No. You really shouldn’t see something like this.
Running hot for a long period of time will degrade your processor, and eventually it will get smoked. Totally. Sans warranty from Intel I suppose.
Say what? Yup. That’s about it for now.
1.) When I select the XMP profile in the BIOS, then the Current Package Power in the Intel Power Gadget is broken. Far too low. Like 0.6W instead of a normal value.
Idle without C-States
Here we see that the Temperature in centigrade and the Power usage in Watt is higher without C-States enabled.