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Dell i7 Laptop

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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?

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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.
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.
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February 15, 2010 12:11:48 AM

Best answer selected by r_manic.