Solved Dell i7 Laptop Tags: CPUs Laptops Intel i7 Dell Last response: February 15, 2010 12:11 AM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs a b D Laptop 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 Best solution MDM5280 February 9, 2010 5:40:07 AM Share 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer r_manic a b à CPUs February 15, 2010 12:11:48 AM Best answer selected by r_manic. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources PSU Help Forum Dell laptop e1707 inspiron temperature Forum Dell Xps Laptop Forum Can i use hp laptop power card to dell laptop Forum Dell laptop battery not recognized by laptop Forum Dell laptop battery Forum Dell SmartStep 250N Laptop Processor Upgrade Forum Can I use my HP power adaptor with a Dell laptop Forum Dell 7500 laptop shuts down and restarts Forum Dell laptop ir port Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !