i downloaded turbo boost meter from intel.com and it shows you if your processor is using turbo boost. Well mine is but the problem is that its always on. Like its always running at 2.8 ghz instead of the normal 2.6. i thought turbo boost was only supposed to kick in when you needed it, like playing a game or something. How do i fix this?
cpuz says its running at 2.8ghz. i checked task manager and theres absolutely nothing running in the background. cpu usage is at 0-1%. Is there maby a setting that should or shouldnt be enabled in the bios like speedstep or something
Also it can depend on what your power properties are set to. On mine for a while cpu-z would always show mine at 21x multi no matter what it was actually at. Also the actual multi would bounce around a lot when idle. I found the solution was to (using XP) change the power properties from desktop to portable/laptop. That allowed it to have a stable 12x at idle and 21x at load and cpu-z started to finally report the correct multi.
Here is a shot showing what it looked like with cpu-z reporting the incorrect multi.
And here is a shot of what I changed to correct the problem.
And same was true in W7 RC but had quite a few more options to set but I started with power saver mode and changed from there.