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My i7 tells me I have 2.67 Ghz in dxdiag and such but when i run an application it shoots up to 3.7 Ghz so does that mean it's overclocked to 3.7 Ghz?
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have you overclocked it at all? i would use cpu-z as even windows thinks my cpu is @ 4.7ghz which i know it aint cause ive set it too 4.3ghz also do you have intel turbo boost on?
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Which i7?
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Hi sephisto,

If you have not OC'd anything in your BIOS then this is the speedstep kicking in. Its like a turbo mode.

WOW, 2.67 to 3.7 GHz? That's uh.. that's a pretty big gain there.
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I'm guessing your chip is a i7 920, OP?

I still don't think the turbo should be that high though.
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i7 920 Bloomfield @2.67Ghz, I only just bought this PC from ebay(lol), have yet to properly check the BIOS.
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Anyway will this turbo boost affect all my cores?...would be nice for gaming D;
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check with cpu-z to confirm if it really is going up to 3.7ghz
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Thats what I got.
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Best guess is that it throttles down to 2.67 to save power and then returns to 3.7 turbo mode.

My Alienware's i7-840QM underclocks itself to 1.1GHz to idle and turbos up to 2.0GHz so that's pretty normal.

EDIT: Just checked it. It's running at 532 MHZ!

I guess you can't beat it for power savings....
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