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Old September 5, 2008, 10:32 PM
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Ok, I have CPU-Z and PC wizard downloaded and I check them every once and a while to see whats up inside my PC. I have all my PC settings on performance settings and such and no power saving features are on. For the first time today(right now) I noticed that CPU-Z was showing my processor at running at only less then 2.0 Ghz, PC wizard showed that one core was running at 3 and the other at 2, now both are running at 2. Is there a reason for this? Does the processor kick down a bit when I use non demanding apps or something? I cant find a reason why it is like this so I was looking to see if this is normal or not. Is this the speedstep technology or not?

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Old September 5, 2008, 10:45 PM
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Ok, I have CPU-Z and PC wizard downloaded and I check them every once and a while to see whats up inside my PC. I have all my PC settings on performance settings and such and no power saving features are on. For the first time today(right now) I noticed that CPU-Z was showing my processor at running at only less then 2.0 Ghz, PC wizard showed that one core was running at 3 and the other at 2, now both are running at 2. Is there a reason for this? Does the processor kick down a bit when I use non demanding apps or something? I cant find a reason why it is like this so I was looking to see if this is normal or not. Is this the speedstep technology or not?
Yup speedstep.

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