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Laptop clock speed too high

My Laptop clock speed is permanently higher than it should be. I have an Intel i7-3632QM clocked at 2.2GHz, but it is permamently clocking around 3GHz. I was wondering whether this why this might be, ...
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2answers
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How does Intel Turbo Boost work?

I just got a new Intel CPU, and the specifications say 3.5GHz but with turbo boost to 3.9GHz. What does Intel Turbo Boost do? From the description it sounds like they are saying "The road's speed ...
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2answers
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Tradeoff: CPU Clock Speed vs Cache [closed]

If you had two choices in processors, one with 2.7GHz @ 6M cache, and the other with 3.0GHz @ 4M cache, which do you choose? This is not a shopping question, what I'm looking for is a general rule ...
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1answer
177 views

Intel Core i7 clockspeeds

I've got an Intel i7 3770 CPU and am generally quite happy about it. However when I am just browsing around without programs running in background it seems to underclock itself quite a lot. This is ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Processor pipelining confusion [closed]

After reading how processors use pipelines (from various articles: wikipedia, SU, and other places), I'm a bit confused on certain parts of what I've read, so I would just like to share what I've come ...
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1answer
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Computer hung, when restarted, stated in BIOS that the CPU clock was decreased from usual clock/speed

At random times, while in idle time or gaming, the computer hangs, no mouse cursor movement, no BSOD. I then use the restart button on the computer. When restarted and entering the boot screen, the ...
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9answers
7k views

Why have CPU manufacturers stopped increasing the clock speeds of their processors? [closed]

I have read that manufacturers stopped concentrating on higher clock speeds and are now working on other things to improve performance. With an old Desktop machine with Intel® Xeon® Processor E3110 ...
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2answers
2k views

How much the CPU clock speed matters over number of cores? [duplicate]

I was comparing various desktop/server processors on Intel's website and found that Xenon Coprocessor family constitutes 61 cores. (firstly, this name lead me to think as if this would be a secondary ...
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1answer
672 views

CPU gets stuck at 0.90 GHz and 53% usage cap

Configuration in question: Model - Dell 1558 CPU - Core i7 740 @ 1.73Ghz - 2.93GHz RAM - 6GB DDR3 1333Mhz OS - Windows 8 Pro MSDN Now this problem has started since yesterday. My computer blanked ...
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1answer
281 views

How does clock speed influence processing speed? [duplicate]

How is AMD able to market it's microprocessors mentioning clock speed as less as possible? How does clock speed influence FLOPS? Which one should I check first, when I'm a cpu or graphics card, FLOPS ...
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1answer
876 views

RAM speed slower than CPU speed - Why?

On the specs of a computer I saw, it said the CPU speed was 2.something Gigahertz, but the RAM speed was 1300MHz (1.3GHz). That does not make sense, why would the RAM be slower than the CPU? You could ...
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2answers
2k views

CPU and Motherboard clock speeds

I have been doing some reading about CPU clock speeds and how CPU clock speeds are calculated. After reading several articles, I have come to the understanding that your CPU clock speed is determined ...
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3answers
265 views

An absolute unit to indicate CPU speed?

Most advanced computer users know that you can't compare CPU speed by just comparing the clock speed, but that other factors are involved (only one of which is multicore, but that's easy to ...
2
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4answers
3k views

Multi-core CPU: can I say I have a 3x2.1GHz=6.3GHz CPU?

I have an AMD A6-3500 three-core CPU. AMD System Monitor shows each core with a maximum 2100 MHz. This also shows in AMD OverDrive. Does this processor run at the speed 3*2100 MHz? Edit Can I say ...
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9answers
1k views

Why aren't CPUs bigger? [closed]

CPUs are relatively small, and engineers are constantly trying to make them smaller and get more transistors in the same surface. Why aren't CPUs bigger? If an approximately 260mm2 die can hold 758 ...
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3answers
556 views

Will a new processor with slower clockspeed run legacy applications faster?

I'm using Linux and have an old P4 with about 3 GHz clock speed. Will a newer chip that had slower clock speed run my legacy applications faster or slower? I only use one application at a time, an ...
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2answers
229 views

Clock frequency, number of cores , threads

I'm really confused. What determines the speed of the CPU/processor? Some compared a dual core with 2.8ghz and a 2.4ghz quad-core and say the quadcore is better. But when it comes to a dual core ...
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0answers
282 views

Why did CPU clock speeds stop increasing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Has CPU speed already broken Moore's law? Additional Reading: Whats the deal with these new lower clock speed CPUs on Laptops? Can they still run apps well? Is a ...
2
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2answers
2k views

How can I manually adjust a Core 2 Duo T5550's clock in Windows 7?

In Linux there is a manual control for the CPU's clock, which allows the user to precisely specify each core's frequency. In my case the available options are "Auto", "900MHz", "1.3GHz", and "1.8GHz". ...
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1answer
154 views

Which property of CPUs is good for what?

Back in the days clock frequency used to be THE criteria to compare CPUs (or perhaps you had to take into account whether it was a DX or SX). The world was simple back then, but in these fast evolving ...
2
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5answers
3k views

Whats the deal with these new lower clock speed CPUs on Laptops? Can they still run apps well?

I'm looking at some new laptops, and I'm seeing the AMD Neo CPUs at 1.5GHz, and some of the new Intels at 1.3-1.8GHz. The laptops they are on come well supplied in terms of RAM (up to 8GB) and Video ...
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2answers
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How far do electrons physically move in a single clock cycle in a (theoretical) 4GHz processor?

I was musing last night about computers and processors and this video of a 6-bit digital adding machine, and I know that 4 GHz seems to be the practical limit of mass-produced CPUs of the current era. ...
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2answers
527 views

How to change microprocessor Clock Speed

How to change microprocessor Clock Speed for Inter P III and Intel GS810 Motherboard ?