Not much to report here, just a very strange thing I found. If you did not know it, you can choose to boot your system with more than one core of your cpu. The default is one core. In the case of a sandybridge with hyperthreading, you have up to 8 cores. By using MSCONFIG you can can set how many cores to boot with. With my core2duo system, I set it to 2 cores and it did make a noticeable difference. I enabled it to 4 on my new 2600k system, and once I did, speedstep and thus turbo stopped. The cpu ran at its default 3.4 ghz rate, and did not go up nor down. I was not aware that option would do such a thing, as I though the BIOS handled the speedstepping independently of OS. Evidentily not. Wierd. Sul.