Please register for Total War Access to use the forums. If you're an existing user, your forum details will be merged with Total War Access if you register with the same email or username. For more information please read our FAQ’s here.


Ghz newbie question

ChrisTWChrisTW Registered Users Posts: 203

Let me tell you something about a weird experience i had on my p.c. last wkend... I'm running a xeon x5650 coupled with a 1050ti for the " lighter " games and a 1060 for lets say a total war warhammer. Last wkend i tried to run a rts from another developer but whatever i tried i couldn't let it run fluent ... to make a long story short ... the solution turned out to be for me to increase my idle load values, usually around 1,5 ghz to atleast 2,4 ghz which was exactly the required value that was stated by the developer to make the game run exactly as i wanted it to be .... This in its self started a wild search where i suddenly started with comparing the cpu requirements given by the developers.. again to make a long story short.. most modern games ask of you to have a cpu with a baseline frequency of atleast 3,5 ghz , my xeon's baseline frequency is 2,1 ghz .... Does this mean that i should always increase xeon with and o.c. of 1,4 ghz to get the most out of every game?
My fear is that most games would run but limit calculations that are precisily the calculations any serious gamer woulnd't want lacking or does my xeon provide another option because of it being a 12 treaded machine?

The one who destroys you, should in any case be not the one who builds you up again - derative unknown writer, the art of poetry


  • psychoakpsychoak Registered Users Posts: 2,925
    This sounds like a power management problem, actually.

    Your Xeon should be able to run at least one core at the boost clock frequency, indefinitely, unless you have a design problem in either the chip, or the cooling setup, and it's over heating.

    If however, your system is using some green power setup, that can cause major problems. Low power management settings in Windows can cause you very poor performance, and some Bios settings can absolutely murder you.

    It's certainly not a great processor for gaming at stock frequencies, but as long as your power management is fine, you should be fine for most things. You're well beyond the LGA1366 performance levels you can get from the top i7 for the chipset.
  • psychoakpsychoak Registered Users Posts: 2,925
    The specific game having a problem may be a matter of faulty detection. Some software throttles back it's demands based on available resources, and has been improperly designed to read a current or minimum power state, and so glitches it's ****.

    Which is one of the reasons I have a 100% minimum power state on any computer I set up, because between poor performance, and bad software glitching out, anything else is an irritation I don't need.

    "Green" bios settings tend to be performance impacting as well.
Sign In or Register to comment.