Solved CPU clock disparity Tags: CPUs Core Last response: February 9, 2013 6:39 PM in CPUs Share nkonit July 23, 2012 6:43:58 AM Hello all Please forgive for my ignorance, but I dont know what to make of this discrepancy: On cpu-id it shows my core speed as 1995 MHz. On Tmonitor (From CPUID) it shows each core @ 1197 MHz (2 cores) I have an i7 L620 @2.0 GHz running windows 7 lenovo x201tablet My CPUID software is up to date More about : cpu clock disparity amuffin a c 184 à CPUs July 23, 2012 6:45:27 AM I think Tmonitor is showing your processor idling. nkonit July 23, 2012 6:51:15 AM Thats what I thought too.. But then I run prime95 and boom! Both clocks report going up to 1995 MHz on TMonitor and CPU-z still reports the 1995 MHz. When idling it shows the above disparity. Related resources A8N32-SLI Dlx HyperTransport/PCIe Bandwidth Disparity - Forum Memory speed disparity - Forum Huge disparity in memory clock readings - Forum What clock CPU to avoid Tri-SLI bottleneck? - Forum Clock Settings, need help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution kshitijmd July 23, 2012 7:09:07 AM Share It's normal bro, chillax. Intel processors clock down when they aren't under load to save power and reduce heat output. It's called Intel Turbo Boost. You get the boost when you need it, and cool temps and low power consumption when you don't. amuffin a c 184 à CPUs July 23, 2012 7:37:23 AM ^^ Speedstep, not turbo boost kshitijmd July 23, 2012 7:43:23 AM amuffin said:^^ Speedstep, not turbo boost Yes indeed. I had a brainfart. nkonit February 9, 2013 6:39:10 PM Best answer selected by nkonit. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Performance disparity with my 7870 Forum CPU core temp disparity Forum Memory and CPU overclocking Forum How to know if there is a CPU bottleneck? Forum CPU vs mobo Memory Controller Forum AMD Steamroller speculation... and expert conjecture Forum Folding@Home: THGC Needs You -Team 40051 Forum BEST GAMING CPU NOT PHENOM II Forum GTX 680 sli not outperforming single 680 Forum Opinions and price of this PSU........... Forum CPU Upgrade Acer 5745g Forum [Solved] CPU Cooler installation Forum Choose your CPU Forum AM3+ CPU upgrade help please Forum Inspiron 560 CPU Upgrade Problem Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !