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3.4Ghz i7 workig at 3.78Ghz?

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January 12, 2013 8:25:39 AM

So my Dell XPS 8500 just came yesterday and im not gonna lie, I've been working it pretty hard, transferring all my data while downloading loads of programs that I am now missing , ay the point of theis screen cap the computer has been on for 17 hours and is in the middle of downloading 3 steam games simultaneously.
The RAM usage hasn't gone over 4.2Gb (out of 8Gb)

This is an ive bridge i7 3770 (NOT "K" !!)

Yet the windows 8 task manager, even though it clearly says "3.40Ghz ; and maximum speed: 3.40Ghz) is telling me that it is working at 3.78Ghx, is this correct of even possible ? - I thought that there was no turbo boost in the "K" versions.

Thanks.

link to pic - http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9053/80852328.jpg

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January 12, 2013 8:32:33 AM

Yes, turbo boost is a basic feature of all Ivy Bridge CPUs. The reason it is running faster is because of turbo boost.
a b à CPUs
January 12, 2013 9:06:59 AM

^+1

The K version have an unlocked multiplier which allow you to raise this turbo even higher.
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