After being away from building any new systems for a few years, I just built a new i7-3770K sys for myself
with a Radeon 7870 GPU. Everything is running perfect and it's fast!
However, I just ran "CPU-Z" and it recognizes and lists CPU as follows (with numbers rounded off)
Core Speed -1604
Bus speed -100
How do the these number represent the 3.5 gigs default speed? I know its 4 cores but, I can not make heads or tails over it. No mater how I do the math it does not come out right.
I ran CPU-Z while the CPU was under a 100% load and the numbers came out correct. Evidently, the MOBO/CPU throttles back the multiplier at idle speeds and OKs it somewhat at full loads. (16 to 37) The multiplier is not locked on this CPU.
Like I said, it's been a while and I had a "brain freeze "
BTW, I got a "Hyper EVO" cooler and the core temps never go higher than about 55c under prolonged full loads with an ambient temp of 80f.
Last edited by Flash; February 2nd, 2013 at 01:58 PM.
When only 2 cores are being used, your cpu can be clocked as high as 3.9ghz. Have you installed an ssd? How much ram have-you installed? What cpu were you using before? Lol, lots of questions.
*No SSD. I have a WD raptor 300gig for my boot drive.
* 8 gigs (2x4) RAM.
* I have a few systems but, the last I put together (except for frankenstein computers ) was an Intel "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 gigs OCed to 3.1 gigs. It has XP as the main OS and duel boots Visa just for DX10. I still use it for a few things
The new sys has Win 7. It boots in about 15 secs. shuts down in 5 sec. The ASUS "P8-Z77-V-LK MOBO is still set to default (normal) auto OCing and it OCs it to 3.7 gigs using all cores.
I verified this using a program called "heavy load" and "Task Manager". http://www.jam-software.com/heavyload/
I have not tried it on turbo yet.
It's set up in my TV room, replacing an old P-4 Northwood 3.06 sys used as mutii media sys with audio also fed into my stereo, and will be eventually set up to also use my 46" TV as a monitor for gaming, etc .
Last edited by Flash; February 3rd, 2013 at 02:26 PM.
Yeah, Windows 7 is a lot better with finding and handling external monitors and TVs. If you play games, take a look at the Big Picture mode in Steam and grab a wireless Xbox 360 controller for a console-like experience with better graphics
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