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CPU Speed PROBLEM!?

By Shane1244
Jul 18, 2007
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  1. Hey, Im not sure if thsi is how it is supposed to be, but if i could get another 600 MHz out of my processor, that would be awsome. Please refer to the picture below. See how it says Pentium 4 2.6GHZ, 2.0 GHz Im not sure what this means?


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  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    What type of computer do you have? We need to know either the model (if it's from an OEM) or the hardware configuration.
  3. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 524

    Are you using the Speed Step technology since normally how Intel places speeds is by 600mhz on average not always though
  4. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 150

    Yeah i'm really interested to know why it says that too.. Can anyone help?
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    It's not always by 600MHz. Intel reduces the multiplier on the CPU to lower it's speed (if it supports SpeedStep).
  6. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    On my machine it shows the "corrected" amount of speed that's actually happening. In other words, I have 3.4 GHZ listed at the top, but in the spot that you highlighted my stats sat 3.39GHZ. Like that's the (actual) speed that I am getting.
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    It shows slight differences, not a whopping 600mhz difference.

    I'm betting speedstep, or you might want to go into BIOS and tinker around with CPU settings.
  8. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 150

    I've seen this problem before, but it just randomly went away??

    Odd huh.. :S
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