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CPU-Z Frequency

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October 30, 2010 1:50:29 AM

Why does my CPU-Z information list my i7-950 processor at 1.6ghz and not the stock 3.07ghz? Is it really running that slow? Additionally, how do I go about fixing this? I'm new to CPU-Z and the help is appreciated. Thanks.

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October 30, 2010 3:16:52 AM

That's the Intel speedstep technology. It downclocks the CPU when it's not needed, to minimize the power draw.
October 30, 2010 12:26:05 PM

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October 30, 2010 12:31:50 PM

Thanks for the vote. :) 
October 30, 2010 1:42:31 PM

No problem. It seemed like a dumb question so I'm just happy someone answered, hahaha.
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October 31, 2010 12:21:56 AM

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