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Core i5 3470 getting 3.3ghz... During stress test

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November 3, 2013 8:37:10 AM

I am using i5 3470 but it shows 3.2 (3.5) but turbo bost should be 3.6
What can be the reason? and also during stress test i opened coreTemp and there it showed frequency around 3.4 in 100% load ( all cores) ..
I am using H61m S2p B3 Mobo ( gigabyte) (i recently shifted from i3 2100 to 3470 so i didnt change the mobo ) . Today one of my friend bought i5 3470 and b75 mobo , in pc status it shows 3.2 (3.6) which is perfect.

so why i am getting lower frequency than it should have? any suggestions??

my current rigs


CPU : Intel core i5 3470
MOBO: Gigabyte H61m S2p B3 ( bios ver: F6)
GPU : Sapphire HD 7870 Ghz edition OC
RAM: Transcend 4GB x 2 ( 1333)
PSU: Thermaltake Smart 630W
CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 412 Evo
Case : Thermaltake Dokker
Case Cooler : 2 x DeepCool ; 1 x Thermaltake Thunderblade ; 1x thermaltake Smart Case cooler , 1 x Cooler Master JetFlow

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a c 400 à CPUs
November 4, 2013 4:17:15 AM

Check your bios, it probably just underclocked for some reason. It's an easy fix, if you know how to overclock, just set it to the right clock.
November 20, 2013 7:45:52 AM

I actually dont know how to overclock as i dont have a decent mobo. well, yes, there it is 32x. so can u tell me what can i do to this situation?
thank you.
and sorry for the delay.
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a b à CPUs
November 20, 2013 7:48:46 AM

The turbo varies form situation to situation. I am not sure but 3,3Ghz might be the Turbo when a programme needs only 2 cores.

edit: Hmm it should be from 3,4GHz to 3,6GHz
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a c 357 à CPUs
November 20, 2013 7:49:59 AM

That is probably correct, it will only hit the top speed if you are only loading 1 core.