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Hi all,

As a new member to the site, i though i'd play with some of the tools or the trade so to speak. So i downloaded CPU-Z, and shock horror, it lists my core speed at 1ghz! and it should be 2ghz.. The multiplier is x6. Has anyone experienced this before? Can i assume its a software glitch rather than a mboard issue, which is clocking my chip at 1/2 speed?! Help, suggestions, comments all welcome.

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It is only your speed step throttling back your proc @ idle to save power
You need to disable C1 state in bios
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It is only your speed step throttling back your proc @ idle to save power
You need to disable C1 state in bios
Yeah disable SpeedStep.
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And C1E halt state.
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Wow, super quick response thx DJS.. I'll have to check its possible to change this on the bios, Dell don't allow to many options.
On the other hand, i get pretty impressive battery life, over 3 hours, on an 18 month old battery, so perhaps this is a good thing.
I was just so horrified at the time my machine was about to die on me..
Thx for putting my mind at ease..

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If I were you i'de leave it enabled on a laptop. Less heat = quieter + longer battery life. You can load up the processor and see if the speed changes using OCCT
post #7 of 8
Leave it on for a lappy. The CPU will automatically return to 2GHZ if it is needed...it wont stay at 1GHZ forever mate.
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Ja thx again guys, i think i will leave it as is. As you say coffeejunky, i have been doing exactly that, opening as many apps as possible and watching the speed rise and fall as required. Sweet
    
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