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Intel Speed Step / Turbo Boost

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rainstorm88, Jul 2, 2011.

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  1. Rainstorm88

    Rainstorm88 Thread Starter

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    Hello, Im kind of new here so just ask for more details if i am lacking!


    I have a new Dell xps15 laptop with the i7-2720QM processor

    It is said to run at 2,2ghz and speed step up to 3.3ghz.

    Using CPU-Z i can see it self stepping from 2.2ghz down to 700mhz (when not in use) but i NEVER see it step up to 3.3ghz. ANyone have any idea WHY this is? or how i can enable the processor to access the Higher level of processing, A google search just takes me to DELL or Intel website where I get no help at all :(.

    I have Tried Stress Testers on my CPU on all 4 cores (maxes at 2.2ghz) and One core alone using prime95 and still CPU-Z reads 2.2ghz.


    Sorry if this isn't too clear but if you need anymore information please ask! :)

    Thanks alot!
     
  2. flavallee

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    win2kpro is the expert here that I get advice from on Intel processors and Intel motherboards. Send him a private message and see if he can assist you.

    It may just be a matter of going to Control Panel - Power Options and making some changes in "Change advanced power settings".

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  3. Rainstorm88

    Rainstorm88 Thread Starter

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    thanks dude :)
     
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