I have this i7 installed in a server build and get throttling for current, but only with Turbo Boost turned on. Basically any amount of Turbo Boost engages throttling and its basically reduced to stock speeds anyway. So I turned off Turbo in BIOS. Could I use XTU and adjust the current limits so I get to use Turbo Boost? Just concerned about stability.
HPE Board 810842-001
Its not new. I have observed this ever since installing a 4790k. The server came installed with an i3-4150, this is an aftermarket part.
This has happened ever since I observed on XTU that I get throttling (current only) while Boost is active. I did try once to use a very high current limit on XTU that avoided throttling but eventually I then got some thermal throttling so I have a cooler on the way (right now I have only a pitiful heat sink that was suited to the i3).
Thanks, this answer is what I supposed was correct. I assume the board design can't handle the current when Turbo is enabled. As I said, XTU reports no issues when I manually turned it off via the BIOS, but when it was on, it's positive effect was essentially negated. I guess this was the risk I took buying a potentially unsupported product. Thanks for your reply.