Solved Why isnt my CPU running at stock speed? Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Monitors Last response: May 9, 2011 1:20 PM in CPUs Share exposed May 8, 2011 10:24:35 PM In CPU - Z cpu monitor it says my intel core i7 2600k is running at 1.681 ghz when the stock speed is 3.4 ghz? what is wrong. More about : isnt cpu running stock speed geekapproved a b à CPUs May 8, 2011 10:28:15 PM It's called Intel Speedstep Technology. If you bothered to read your cpu manual, you won't have to ask dumb questions about your cpu. m 0 l exposed May 8, 2011 10:33:28 PM im sorry , dang. relax i do not have the booklet. care to explain what "speedstep technology is ? m 0 l Related resources Why was my CPU running at 2.51GHz when the stock speed is 3.5? - Forum Don't know why my CPU isn't running as it used to - Forum Cpu and ram not running at stock speed!! - Forum Why is my CPU running at half speed? - Forum why is my cpu always running at max core clock speed? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution lilotimz a b à CPUs May 8, 2011 10:38:10 PM CPU clocks down to conserve energy when theres nothing intensive. Like right now my i7-920 is at.... 1.6 ghz since im only listening to music and on chrome. But once you put some load on the cpu, it'll go back to normal speeds. Same with the GPU i believe. Share exposed May 8, 2011 10:44:55 PM thanks for the reply lilotimz , im currently using two gtx 570's in sli mode do you think there underclocking also ? m 0 l exposed May 8, 2011 10:45:04 PM Best answer selected by exposed. m 0 l EXT64 a b à CPUs May 9, 2011 2:24:52 AM Yes, 570s also downclock/undervolt to save power too. All current CPUs and GPUs do it and it is a very good thing. They will jump up to full speed almost instantaneously. m 0 l geekapproved a b à CPUs May 9, 2011 1:20:54 PM exposed said:im sorry , dang. relax i do not have the booklet. care to explain what "speedstep technology is ? Sure. It's only been around for about 10 years. http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Intel+speedstep+technology m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhy my cpu fans start running high speed when temperature of my gpu gets higher? Forum Why is my CPU running faster than it's maximum speed? Forum CPU not running at stock speed Forum Solvedmy fx 6300 processor is running at 72 celsuis.But I am running at stock speed and with stock cooler. Forum SolvedCan someone explain why 2x780 SLI isn't even enough to run all games on ultra @ 1440p? Forum SolvedWhy my GT220 isn't running Crysis 2 very well Forum SolvedHelp, why isn't Liquid Cooling Corsair H100i working? CPU is still hot Forum My CPU will not run at Stock Speed Forum SolvedMy 9590 fx is only running at 4 ghz stock. Why? Forum Newb builder, why is my CPU not running at its speed? Forum SolvedLaptop running over stock speed Forum Ram runs at 1600 with stock CPU speed, but only mid 1300 when overcloc Forum SolvedRunning Prime95 on FX-8320 stock speed. Forum SolvedWhy isn't the CPU always at full usage? Forum CPU running slower than stock speeds Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !