Intel NUC NUC5i5RYH – disable speed step 4

I am running some homelab stuff with NUC5i5RYH running ESXi. I wanted to know why everything showed up as 1.6ghz and not the 2.7ghz it should burst to. I got a reply from INTEL stating:

The Intel® Core™ i5-5250U Processor is an Ultra-Low power processor (because of the U at the end of the model).

Any U processor cannot disable speedstep which would have allowed me to run full speed, just an FYI to those wanting to do it! You will only get the downclocked speed.

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4 thoughts on “Intel NUC NUC5i5RYH – disable speed step

  1. Reply DreyMIX Feb 5,2016 5:27 pm

    Hi,
    so you can not go to 2.7Ghz?

  2. Reply Vivi The Mage Feb 25,2016 11:54 am

    Correct, I can NOT hit 2.7ghz, only the non speedstep speed.

  3. Reply Bavarian Jul 27,2017 11:27 am

    But doesn’t it hits 2.7 Ghz under heavy load?

  4. Reply Vivi The Mage Jul 27,2017 8:00 pm

    Correct, it never boosts to 2.7.

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