Did Intel ever make any xeon's in Engineering sample that had unlocked multiplier?
As for an app that has more control than Intel's XTU app is a free app called Throttlestop and I can lock it down as high as 2995Mhz but is normally 2926Mhz so no more than x22.
I'd like to see this locking down on all 24 threads though...
I really just want to force 24/7 the multiplier available by the processor x23.
I get better scores when disabling C1E, and StepSpeed but it's still spending most of it's time at 2926Mhz per core.
Would it be a bios feature? Manual CPU Multiplier Control (of only the allowed Multipliers).
I guess it'll be time for me to upgrade to the X5680 3.33Ghz base that's 133 x 25 and you get x2 multipliers up in turbo boost. The multi core boost multi would be 26 and only 2 core multi is 27.
That would mean 24/7 boost at 3458Mhz per all cores and 3591Mhz for only 2 cores. There has been a tweak before on how to lock it in on Dell's mainly and laptops but I'm sure it should be possible here with a bios mod.
According to Core2Quad/ Duo IDA and EIST can lock 1 core to both cores with How to Enable Intel Dynamic Acceleration (IDA) on Both Cores of a Core 2 Duo | NotebookReview
I'm on a Dell Precision T7500 on A16 bios...
I'd like to work on this until it is done because it doesn't seem entirely impossible.