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What does core speed mean? This isn't the actual speed of my processor is it? And if it is, why is it only reading 1.6 when I haven't touched the bios for anything.

 

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That's a power saving feature. It's more or less a combination of two things in the BIOS that can safely be disabled: Intel Speedstep (also sometimes just called "CPU EIST Function", and another that has "C1E" somewhere in its name.
 

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See how your multiplier is lower than it is set? You must have speedstep on which lowers your multiplier when your CPU is idling. Run a stress test like Prime95 and it should raise up to it's normal setting.
 

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It will run up to it's advertised speed once the CPU is under load (or when you play a game). When it is idle (0-5%) the power save mode kicks in to conserve energy and keep the temperature down. Nothing to really be too alarmed about.
 
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