Originally Posted by uncholowapo
This isn't an AMD chip LOL. Turbo is being applied as the spec'd speed is 1.7Ghz. You can see from the screen shot that its at 2Ghz with all 4 threads being used. My question was why the cores weren't going up to the rated 2.7Ghz Turbo.
Turboboost is nevertheless NOT an overclock because the cores are not supposed to both hit 2.7 GHz... I'm not sure what you meant by the AMD reference, but from this article:
Any of the following can set the upper limit of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 on a given workload:
Number of active cores
Estimated current consumption
Estimated power consumption
What i'm saying is that 2.7 GHz should only be obtainable if only one core needs the speed, if two cores can run at 2.7GHz 24/7 it, then why not call the CPU an i5-2540M and make it a full powered CPU... there's got to be a give and take (don't say because this one takes less power, an i5-2540M probably uses the same amount of power at the same clocks w/ speedstepping). But since your chip can't do that, but it still needs the processing power on both cores, you're going to hit 2.0 only
In fact, you can use this tool:
and it'll show how much you're turbo-ing to.