"Intel Turbo Boost Technology was disabled during our testing due to the aforementioned problems." - i did not get to the point in the article where the problems are mentioned, but disabling the feature that makes the i5 a better choice than other intel quads in comparision with higher clocked duals is somehow stupid. Basically the idea behind it is really good, as when you manually oc then you would need more power for the cpu all the time and there it oc only when needed - and still does check the power consumption which is of course needed to be cooled. As Intel ships really small default coolers the limits could be more restrictive than they would be, but you always oc manually, just that this is guaranteed. Why would you use lower speed if not needed?
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