I switched from a 4th gen Intel processor to a 10th gen processor and I have no idea what is happening.
Here's what I don't understand:
- When I run windows (idle) and a heavy processes like rendering/gaming the CPU jumps to 4,6-4,8 GHz, although it's a 3.8 GHz processor. I didn't overclock anything. I assembled the PC and simply tested it out. Everything is brand new.
-I *think* that i7 10700k being advertised as a gaming processor is programmed by an algorithm by default to overclock to a safe speed so the gamers go "woooow power". Because when I went into power settings, and change highest CPU performance to 99% it clocked down to 2 GHz and now stays 2 GHz to 3 GHz when idle. (basically I undervolted)
I have never had an overclocking CPU, like I said, I made a big leap in performance 4th-10th gen. How harmful is this overclocking that the processor is doing? It's really running at 67 degrees C when it's at 4.6 GHz, so I guess...not at all? I really don't know. I also don't want the processor to burn in the next two years, I need my PC as a working station mainly, because I'm an animator. So far I think that everything above 3.8 GHz is super harmful, haha
MSI Tomahawk z490 (Motherboard)
intel i7 10700K 3.8GHz CPU
DDR 4 RAM 3200 Hz
RTX 3080 GPU