my CPU is maid to run a 3.2 GHz but it's running at 1.2ghz around 106.0 x 12 = 1.2 GHz if i extract a large winrar file. or any other program it runs about the same with a spike every now and then to 3.8ghz . i can get it to run at 3.2 to 3.8ghz when i run prime95. i have not tried any OC. but have browsed through the bios a few times. just in case i changed something i set the bios back to optimized defaults.. should i be running at a steady 3.2ghz . water cooled all temp's good cpu temp around 20'c or 68'f
sorry for spelling doing this in a 10 min work break..lol
Turning off speedstepping or running Windows in high-performance power mode will not do any good. Running your CPU constantly at 3.2 GHz is a waste of energy when your PC is idle or running light programs. By default, your CPU will automatically adjust the clock speeds depending on activity. It will run @ 1.2 GHz during idle and the full 3.2 GHz when running PC games like Battlefield 3.