My new desktop with an i7-870 seemed to be getter slower every time I booted it up and under the same load was doing less every day. Today I downloaded cpu-z to see if I could see anything wrong and the first thing I noticed was that core speed was flat on 533mhz (instead of normal clock of 2.93ghz or something) almost all the time, occaisionally ticking up to 666mhz under a load that had cpu usage at ~80-90% there even just navigating through the control panel and that. I'm absolutely new to doing stuff with my computer apart from using it and cleaning it out but I've heard mention of SpeedStep or something. Is this speedstep gone wrong where it isnt adjusting even when it should be and what can I do to fix my problem?
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3/7/11 at 6:48am