Solved Reported CPU frequency higher than expected. Tags: CPUs Processors Intel Last response: August 19, 2012 4:57 PM in CPUs Share seggaeman August 11, 2012 9:28:39 PM Hi, check out this image. According to intel a 1% difference is within manufacturing specifications but this 3.51Ghz reported freqency is 3.24% higher than expected. Honestly I haven't overclocked this processor. Is this cause for worry? More about : reported cpu frequency higher expected jay_nar2012 a c 104 à CPUs August 11, 2012 9:37:06 PM Clock speed verys, like my i3 is meant to be 2.1 GHz (2100MHz) but instead it is 2095.22 MHz, base clock is 99.77 MHz (x 21 = 2095.22 - well actually 2095.17 but who cares).... Some clock speeds will be over the rated clock speed or under. Your CPU can also overclock it self to 3.8/3.9 GHz when performance is needed. Best solution wavetrex August 11, 2012 11:34:48 PM Share The technology is called Turbo Boost and is absolutely normal: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Turbo_Boost Related resources Reported Frequency lower than expected , E8400 C2d - Forum DRAM frequency 50% lower than expected - Forum CPU usage way higher than expected ! - Forum TCase higher than TJunction. Why? (CompuTronix?) - Forum Tcase higher than Tjunction?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer seggaeman August 12, 2012 5:30:44 AM Ok thanks. Yes I've heard of turbo boost but didn't expect it to continuously run in that state at idle conditions. seggaeman August 19, 2012 4:57:39 PM Best answer selected by seggaeman. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I3 2100 Lower than expected memory performance Forum Extremely low CPU temps being reported . Forum Fluctuating CPU frequency driving me bonkers! Forum First overclock temperature readings - higher than expected ? Forum DDR3 Ram clock speed is lower than expected , Why? Forum Lower frequency than expected Forum Lower than expected FPS Forum CPU max frequency problem and i7-2600k Forum Confusion about Dram frequency and cpu clock - please help Forum AMD Q2 Loss Worse Than Expected ; Stock Slumps in After-Hours Trading Forum Poorer than expected 7970 performance Forum AMD's estimated Q2 market share higher than previously reported Forum RAM frequency reads lower than it should? Forum Way to put 3pin fan to PWM? Forum Prototype 2 frying my CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !