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Tear_a_Bee
02-26-2012, 12:21 AM
A couple days ago I downloaded CPU-Z for my G74sx. My computer i supposed to be clocked at 2.2 ghz but it says 798mhz. The strange part is it reads this all the time even on idle. I really don't know why. I've read about the throttling issue but that is only when running high-end applications. Any help is appreciated.

fostert
02-26-2012, 12:39 AM
This is perfectly normal: when the cpu isn't being taxed and is "idle" the EIST technology in the intel chips downclocks them to ~800 MHz. The moment you run something that uses one or more cores that will clock up to somewhere between 2.3 and 2.7 GHz. I have never seen my G74 reach its full potential of 2.8-2.9 GHz in windows even when running prime 95 on a single core (reviews of the G74 also see this problem; see http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-...k.56809.0.html) but my cpu freq. goes to 2.925 GHz under linux quite readily.