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i5 4670K strange clock speed registered in CPU-Z?

Hello to everyone.

I've just noticed that CPU-Z shows really low CPU clock speed for my new i5. Is this supposed to be like that or is something very wrong?

I haven't touched anything yet, this rig is brand new... Do I have to make special modifications in the BIOS or something?

This CPU is installed on MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING Motherboard.

Here is the picture showing CPU-Z stats:

http://i.minus.com/ixD2ytisGWUMj.JPG
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    It's perfectly normal. Your cpu "underclocks" itself when not in use.

    Leave cpu-z open, then run a cpu intensive program, or a game and you'll see it ramp up the multiplier to full.
  2. jimthenagual said:
    It's perfectly normal. Your cpu "underclocks" itself when not in use.

    Leave cpu-z open, then run a cpu intensive program, or a game and you'll see it ramp up the multiplier to full.


    Well that's a nice thing to hear. I guess it saves power that way... What a convenient feature.

    What happens when I want to overclock? Do I need to turn that feature off then?
  3. IMTECH said:
    What happens when I want to overclock? Do I need to turn that feature off then?

    No. Speedstep (auto-underclocking when idle) works even when overclocked.
  4. BSim500 said:
    IMTECH said:
    What happens when I want to overclock? Do I need to turn that feature off then?

    No. Speedstep (auto-underclocking when idle) works even when overclocked.


    Ok, thank you for answering.
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