Turbo Clarification and i7 2600k Overclocking

Hello, I have overclocked my i7-2600k with turbo (OS configurable) to 4.5GHz. However, most applications list it as the stock 3.4GHz. Is it getting the benefit of being overclocked or what? Thanks in advance.

System Specs:

i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz
ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155
Noctua HSF NH-D14 (stock fans and paste)
3x2Gb DDR3 1600 XMS3 @ 1333Mhz (CMX6GX3M3C1600C7)
500gb 7200rpm Hitachi
GTX 580 Super-clocked (factory overclock)
Zalaman 1000w PSU
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  1. I did overclock it to 4.5GHz in bios with turbo. My question was is a OC while using turbo just as powerful as an OC without it.
  2. You have some power setting wrong that's why it goes to 3.4ghz.
  3. amuffin said:
    You have some power setting wrong that's why it goes to 3.4ghz.


    Intel Turbo Boost is a technology implemented by Intel in certain versions of their Nehalem- and Sandy Bridge-based CPUs, including Core i5 and Core i7 that enables the processor to run above its base operating frequency via dynamic control of the CPU's "clock rate".[1] It is activated when the operating system requests the highest performance state of the processor. Processor performance states are defined by the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification, an open standard supported by all major operating systems; no additional software or drivers are required to support the technology.[1] The design concept behind Turbo Boost is commonly referred to as "dynamic overclocking".[2] -Wikipedia

    I don't believe turbo has anything to do with a power setting
  4. It does, because there is a certain wattage/voltage needed to achieve higher frequencies during turbo.
  5. I have the vcore set to like ~1.3
  6. Turbo Power?
  7. bclk = 100
    multi = 45
  8. strategoslc said:
    Hello, I have overclocked my i7-2600k with turbo (OS configurable) to 4.5GHz. However, most applications list it as the stock 3.4GHz. Is it getting the benefit of being overclocked or what? Thanks in advance.

    System Specs:

    i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz
    ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155
    Noctua HSF NH-D14 (stock fans and paste)
    3x2Gb DDR3 1600 XMS3 @ 1333Mhz (CMX6GX3M3C1600C7)
    500gb 7200rpm Hitachi
    GTX 580 Super-clocked (factory overclock)
    Zalaman 1000w PSU



    Have you used CPU-Z? There you can actually see if your PC is running 4.5 GHZ.
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