View Full Version : i7 3820 qm runs half speed?

Jeff Kicks
12-11-2013, 03:37 AM
i have a g46vw with a bunch of upgrades and i have most recently upgraded my cpu from the i5 to the 17 3820qm (Huge thanks to JwPwns, would not have done without his videos). it was a qs model off of ebay. when i run cpu z it idles at 1200 mhz. when i run prime 95 it only goes up to 1600 mhz? do i have a defective model perhaps. any help appreciated

12-11-2013, 04:14 AM
have you adjust your power plan to be high performance?

i am not really familiar with qs cpu's sorry.

Jeff Kicks
12-11-2013, 04:41 AM
yes i have. what i dont understand is i can run assassins creed 4 at near maxed settings. i just didnt think that would be possible if i peaked at 1.6ghz