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Greetings, all.
Title asked it all really.
For example, in the 1100T, it's 3.3GHz stock, but 3.7GHz Turbo. What does it mean?
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Whenever the chip is under load, it'll clock some of its cores to a higher speed, speeding up whatever you're doing.

It's like a reverse cool and quiet. tongue.gif
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Ah! Thanks a bunch! smile.gif
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Not quite...... It automatically clocks 3 cores higher for applications that don't use all six cores, For instance most games dont use 6 cores so it will use a higher clock to make games running on 3 or less cores run better.
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When it comes to overclocking, is it any different than the chips without the Turbo feature, like say, my chip?
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When it comes to overclocking most people disable it, simply because it it better to have all 6 cores clocked at say 3.7ghz than just 3.You can use it to overclock those 3 cores even more, but again it would only take effect when using 3 or less cores. Really hoping this helps. Please note that turbo core uses a supid amount of voltage, with your motherboard and a 1100t you should be able to hit 4ghz with the voltage it uses for 3.7ghz
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