[RESOLVED] determining CPU speed

Flash

Flash

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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............:eek:
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 " :eek:

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.
 
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glussier

glussier

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You got yourself a nice system there. Time to stop worrying and start playing a few games. :)
 
Flash

Flash

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Yeah, it's so fast that I presently have nothing that would make me want me to OC it at this point.
However, sometime in the future...........
The CPU runs really cool with the die shrink. :)
 
glussier

glussier

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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. :)
 
Flash

Flash

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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 . :)
 
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glussier

glussier

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I installed a Wireless xbox 360 controller on my computer, and play all my games sitting on a sofa. Much more comfortable than sitting in from of a computer monitor.
 
AlbertBarkley

AlbertBarkley

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You are using the high speed system then why you are worrying about the speed of CPU? Just enjoy dude..
 
Flash

Flash

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Because finding that your high speed system runs at less than half its rated speed might just be a bit worrying ? ;)
Not only that....I'm an old "stick and rudder" computer user (since the "C-64") and it just bothers me if anything is not running perfect or, as it should be.

I was just a bit ignorant about the latest (to me) CPUs/MOBOs and "worrying" about it allowed me to educate myself on it. :)
 
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Flash

Flash

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FWIW........
I got it set up to also use my 46' TV as a monitor (via HDMI) when desired and it looks great!

I was surprised that configuration was really simple with Win7 and the R7870 drivers. :)
 
equinoxe3d

equinoxe3d

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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 :)