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i7 950@ 2.8?

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Hello,

I have just always been curious to know why my 950 says in the windows system properties that it is 2.8 ghz where i circled:

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this may be a noob question but idk...
Edited by wgolden - 6/12/11 at 11:09am
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post #2 of 14
Did you mess with the settings and accidentally under clock it? Or maybe you dont have enough power going to the mobo for the cpu (Im not even sure if that makes sense, its just a guess).
post #3 of 14
Windows system properties sometimes read the clock speed of the CPU, especially when the CPU is OC'ed or underclocked. It could well also probably because SpeedStep and C1E featues are enabled in your BIOS.

E.g. My E2180 @ 3.6GHz [400x9] is being read by windows properties as 4GHz.

I'm guessing that Windows System Properties calculation of CPU frequecy is FSB x Highest multiplier.

Best way to check really is using CPUZ. Hope this helps.
Edited by Code Geass - 6/12/11 at 11:16am
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Dw. Windows 7 reads the clock speed wrong for my OC as well. Like the above posters have said, just use CPU-Z to check clock speed.
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yah sorry i didnt explain but if you click my sig link it will show i have 4.07ghz overclocked speeds. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1843614

is this bad that it is at 2.8?
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yah sorry i didnt explain but if you click my sig link it will show i have 4.07ghz overclocked speeds. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1843614

is this bad that it is at 2.8?
No it's speed step.
    
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Definitly speed step.
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am i actually losing performance from this?
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am i actually losing performance from this?
Read the two posts above you. Speedstep is something that automatically lowers clock speed in order to produce less heat and use less energy. There is nothing wrong with it. I personally turned C1E and Speedstep off and let it run at 4GHz all day.
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Originally Posted by wgolden View Post
am i actually losing performance from this?
No, infact you are saving performance and chip life. Whenever it needs real speed it clocks up, when it doesn't it goes down.
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Read the two posts above you. Speedstep is something that automatically lowers clock speed in order to produce less heat and use less energy. There is nothing wrong with it. I personally turned C1E and Speedstep off and let it run at 4GHz all day.
Gonna kill that quicker.
    
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