New system. i5 3570K on Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H with Corsair H80 and 16GBs Kingston Hyper X PC1600. When the system is at idle the processor only runs at 1.7GHz. It takes so darn long for the desktop to load It's like I'm running ME with a Pentium3. The multiplier is set at 16 even though the BIOS doesn't have a setting to adjust the idle multiplier speed and has it locked at 34. The BIOS doesn't show it running at 1.7 but at 3.4 though I've verified the speed with 3 different apps. I can't figure out why it's doing that. I finally said screw it and just shut off all the turbo boost crap. It's now set with the FSB at 103.3 MHz and the multiplier at 42 so it's running constantly at 4.3 GHz with vCore at 1.24v or 1.056v depending on who you believe for the sensor readings CPU-Z or Aida64. Is anyone else having a similar problem? I wouldn't mind the turbo boost if it worked. Oh ya, word of warning for ivy bridge owners. Don't just monitor the CPU temperature, monitor the core temps as well. The CPU temp can go up only 5C while you have a corresponding 20C rise in core temps. At 4.3 I'm running at 29C at idle while the core temps idle at 41-43C. Haven't had time to sit down and seriously OC this thing yet to see what she'll do. We've been having a serious heat wave in L.A. the last couple of weeks.