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#1 MissAFanBoy

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

Turbo boost is on, C1E is eneabled.. whats going on? it's supossed to go up to 3.6GHZ while playing or using single core software (starcraft 2 etc)

i know it's supossed to work up to 3.2ghz using all 4 cores but HyperThreading is supossed to make use of 1 to boost it up to 3.6GHZ am i wrong?



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

Keep in mind that Turbo Boost is used only by the operating system and the running applications, so those are the ones that determine when to use this feature, in this particular case I would suggest making sure that the Enhance Intel SpeedStep® Technology is disabled on the BIOS of the motherboard, since this feature will force the processor to run slower in order to save power consumption, the option on the BIOS is usually called “EIST” but if you have a third party motherboard and you cannot find the option , please contact the motherboard manufacturer for further assistance.

Also install the latest BIOS version for your motherboard if you have not done that yet


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

When you can post your system specs. so we can help narrow the problems. Also are you overclocking in a OS ,BIOS or both?

 

If your goal is to get higher frame rates (FPS) in games, then overclocking your CPU is not going help much. 


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

When you can post your system specs. so we can help narrow the problems. Also are you overclocking in a OS ,BIOS or both?

 

If your goal is to get higher frame rates (FPS) in games, then overclocking your CPU is not going help much. 

He isn't overclocking, he's just trying to get the advertised speeds.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:29 AM

Turbo boost is OS controlled.

You may disable speed-step to see the advertised speeds.


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