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I7 14700K CEP enabled/disabled

- IA CEP enabled default. The CPU temp is lower at load if IA CEP disabled. Is it safe this settings?
- Synch ACDC Loadline with VRM Loadline: Disabled (Asus default and IBL too). I changed this setting: Enabled 》 The CPU Vcore and temp is lower at load. So why is disabled default if it is better enabling it?
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Hello Gab

First, "IA CEP" likely refers to Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor's Configuration Enable Policy, a feature that dynamically adjusts the processor's thermal behavior based on workload. Disabling this feature may indeed result in lower CPU temperatures under load, but it's essential to consider the implications.

While disabling IA CEP might provide cooler temperatures, it's crucial to ensure that the CPU remains within safe operating limits. Lower temperatures can indicate reduced thermal stress on the processor, potentially improving its longevity. However, disabling thermal management features could lead to increased risk of overheating, especially under sustained heavy workloads.

Whether it's safe to disable IA CEP depends on various factors, including the specific CPU model, cooling solution, workload intensity, and environmental conditions. It's advisable to monitor CPU temperatures closely after making this change and ensure they remain within acceptable ranges for your hardware.


The default setting of "Synch ACDC Loadline with VRM Loadline" being disabled on Asus motherboards might be due to several reasons, including compatibility concerns, stability considerations, and thermal management strategies.

Enabling this setting synchronizes the ACDC loadline with the VRM (Voltage Regulator Module) loadline, potentially resulting in lower CPU Vcore and temperatures under load. However, Asus may have chosen to keep it disabled by default for broader compatibility with different CPU models, as some processors might not respond favorably to this adjustment.

Additionally, stability is a crucial factor in motherboard settings. While enabling this feature might lead to better thermal performance in some cases, it could introduce instability or compatibility issues in others. By keeping it disabled by default, Asus ensures a balance between performance, stability, and compatibility for a wide range of users.

Ultimately, whether to enable or disable this setting depends on your specific CPU, motherboard, cooling solution, and workload requirements. If enabling it improves thermal performance without causing stability issues or compromising compatibility, it may be beneficial to leave it enabled. However, if you experience any instability or other issues, reverting to the default setting or seeking further guidance from Asus support or experienced users is advisable.



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