Tech Tip: How to Switch On or Enable Intel SpeedStep on Your Desktop PC?

Over the weekend, I was looking for a way to turn on Intel SpeedStep on my Core 2 Duo-based Desktop PC. Here’s how:

  1. Enable Intel SpeedStep in your Desktop’s BIOS.
  2. Set your Desktop’s power management setting to “Minimal Power Management.”

You can read more at this “SpeedStep How To” from Intel. My rig immediately dropped from 2.66 Ghz to 2.00 GHz.

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