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My Maximum Processor Speed states 2.7GHZ but only runs at 0.86GHZ - it was running at 3.02GHZ yesterday?

Normally it runs at 0.86GHZ at max, even though it can run up to 2.7GHZ. Yesterday I closed a lot of tasks/processes through the task manager, not sure what I was closing, but it seemed to have ...
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How are clock rate measured and what does it mean?

After some Wiki researches about clock rate, I find two question: What does a cycle mean? How does a cycle affect the processing speed? Sorry for being a noob.... But really hope someone can ...
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Are Intel Processors' GHz really matter? [duplicate]

It has been confusing me for a long time. Say, an Intel 4th Gen dual-core i5-4200U which clocks at 1.6 GHz and up to 2.6 GHz and an Intel 4th Gen dual-core i3-4160 which clocks at 3.6 GHz. As I see ...
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CPU usage in virtual machines

I have a host machine with 1 logical processor running at 2.0GHz with 2 VMs running. Each VM is running at 100 % utilization (according to Task manager inside the VM). I realize this "100%" is not ...
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Speccing out CPUs (more than just cores and clock) [duplicate]

This is not a production question, just something that I've been thinking about. When speccing out CPUs I know the general rule is a faster clock speed will make a core run faster and the greater ...