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I5-3550 Turbo Boost

Hi all,

Intel says i5-3550 Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz. When I try to stress-test with Folding@Home, it reaches 3.5GHz and remains constant at this speed. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for your response.
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  1. Actually, now that I think about it, 3.4 is the max 4 Core Turbo speed and 3.5 is the max 3 core Turbo speed, but still nothing to really worry about.
  2. So 3.7 is maximum speed for 1 core only? Btw, I am getting 3.5 on all 4 cores.
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    Yeah, 3.7 is max 1 core Turbo, but for the 3550, max 4 Core Turbo is supposed to be 3.4. A bit strange there, honestly, but not really a problem.
  4. I am going to make sure whether the CPU frequency monitor is functioning properly.

    At idle, it's 1.6 Ghz. Is this right?
  5. quas said:
    At idle, it's 1.6 Ghz. Is this right?


    Yep.
  6. Best answer selected by quas.
  7. i have the same processor and the max you can get is 4.1 GHZ for the core 1 son if your 1 core dont get the 3.7 of turbo you have a problem my turbo reach the 4.0 ghz because i oveclock the max. turbo
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