[RESOLVED] determining CPU speed
Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums |

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: [RESOLVED] determining CPU speed

Threaded View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Location
    Middletown, NY
    Posts
    605

    Thumbs up [RESOLVED] determining CPU speed

    I may be having a major brain freeze but........

    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
    Multiplier -16
    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.


    EDIT........
    Never mind............
    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.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •