So I just recently got an ASUS G51J-A1 with an Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM @ 1.6Ghz – 2.8Ghz. I downloaded a program to check real-time CPU speed and started playing Dragon Age Origins and some other games
My CPU speed is staying at around 1.6ghz constantly and not going up.
Shouldnt it be going up?
thanks for the help, sorry if its a stupid question haha
no, turbo boost is a feature that increases the speed of a SINGLE core when needed. it disables the other cores to give it the thermal headroom to overclock the one being used, increasing performance in single threaded apps.
in gaming, all cores should be being used, so turbo will do nothing.