Solved Dell i7 Laptop Tags: CPUs Laptops Intel i7 Dell Last response: February 15, 2010 12:11 AM in CPUs Share Anonymous CPUs Authority Laptop Expert February 9, 2010 5:24:38 AM I have a new Dell 1747 with an i7 processor. It says it runs at someting like 1.7 GHz with a "turbo" mode of 3+ GHz. Do I have any control over when it switches from one to the other? Can I set it for turbo all the time? How does this work? More about : dell laptop | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution MDM5280 February 9, 2010 5:40:07 AM When a program doesn't use all 4 CPU cores, the processor will disable two cores and clock up the other two to 3.2 GHz from what I read. | Report abuse kingnoobe February 9, 2010 5:50:57 AM MDM is right. Also you wouldn't want your cpu running OC in a laptop full time anyways. It's a power drain, and usually not needed. Not to mention the heat. | Report abuse r_manic CPUs Expert February 15, 2010 12:11:48 AM Best answer selected by r_manic. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Dell i7 Laptop> Related ressources: ForumPSU Help ForumDell laptop e1707 inspiron temperature ForumDell Xps Laptop ForumCan i use hp laptop power card to dell laptop ForumDell laptop battery not recognized by laptop ForumDell laptop battery ForumDell SmartStep 250N Laptop Processor Upgrade ForumCan I use my HP power adaptor with a Dell laptop ForumDell 7500 laptop shuts down and restarts ForumDell laptop ir port More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !