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I have my workstation setup under 1core off my 3770k and with 2048mb memory.

I'm curious, is my vmware supposed to show or recognize my Desktop's ram/cpu overclock or will it be completely different?



I don't have much experience with vmware
seeing cpu-z show me 3.6ghz cpu ( 66.02mhz x 53 ) and 66mhz memory running 3:3:3 was quite bit interesting and wasn't sure if it had something to do with the power going out in my house and PC shutting down improper
  
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I have my workstation setup under 1core off my 3770k and with 2048mb memory.

I'm curious, is my vmware supposed to show or recognize my Desktop's ram/cpu overclock or will it be completely different?



I don't have much experience with vmware
seeing cpu-z show me 3.6ghz cpu ( 66.02mhz x 53 ) and 66mhz memory running 3:3:3 was quite bit interesting and wasn't sure if it had something to do with the power going out in my house and PC shutting down improper

VMWare has never kept an overclock for me, and I always thought it was just an error only I got. VMWare is uses dynamic memory if I remember correctly, meaning that it allocates all the memory it needs to uo to the max you set it to.
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VMware doesn't present the actual core clock speed to the guest OS - it has a hardware abstraction layer that presents a fictitious CPU to the guest OS and a timer structure so that older CPU-timer based counters will work properly. Running something like CPU-Z inside a VM is about as useful as trying to read a road sign with a pair of blinders on.

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