Is this with the new drivers reported here? Or an older driver? What driver version are we talking?
I am not install any patch or extra driver. I use the Kernel 3.8. Apparently, my problem was only related to improper monitoring. I do not know if i7z can monitor your i5.
Now I think to see if your processor is using turbo, you can do the following:
Disable Turbo Mode from the BIOS. Compress a folder with a lot of different files (better in 7z), and control the time it takes to complete the task.
Then enable the Turbo Mode. Compress the same folder and check the time.
Compare the times.
from gt_cur_freq_mhz= 400
from gt_cur_freq_mhz= 700
RP0 = 1150
from gt_cur_freq_mhz= 1250
from max and gt_cur_freq_mhz= 1500 !!!
Here is the list of games I have tested in 1920x1080(+-15min each):
Games included in Debian
0 A.D = perfect!
Nexuiz = vsync on + most of the graphical options at their max.
TORC's = all options at their max.
Chromium = Perfect
OpenInvaders = "
ROCHARD = perfect!
i Bomber Attack = perfect!
SHANK 2 = perfect during the game by it freezed when I tried to quit.
Trine 2 = could be better. Low quality texture, vsync off, anti aliasing off. The mouse didn't move smoothly.
remark: I don't think those issues were related to the overclocking but to steam or something else...
Nothing to say about the temperature; I haven't found any changes. When the GPU is at 1500MHz and the CPU is at full charge, the temperature still 60° maximum and lower than 30° at idle.
I'll try more tests and games later and give you feedback.
Originally Posted by Ren Höek
You might try http://code.google.com/p/i7z/ to monitor your CPU under load.
While other methods are sometimes misleading, it shows (at least for me) that turbo is indeed working...
Awesome, huge thanks for this. It is very usefull.
PS: Thanks to Daniel Vetter and all Intel Open Source's dev for their effort!