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Is it bad for a core 2 duo to run lower than 800mhz

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May 4, 2011 4:54:02 PM

my core 2 duo in my laptop is running at under 800mhz, and in cpu-z the multiplyer is at 4 but it fluctuates, i saw it for a split second go up to 10x. Is this normal?

heres a link to cpu z validation
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1802153

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May 4, 2011 5:03:21 PM

Hello kr0490;

It's called Speed Step (or EIST) and it's normal behavior. Run a couple programs that stress the CPU and you'll see it running a 'full speed'.

SpeedStep / Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpeedStep
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May 14, 2011 1:49:31 AM

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