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Not Gettin all Core Speed

Look in the BIOS for an option called "intel speedstep". I'm not sure if this CPU supports it, but it nerfs your core speed to save power when it thinks you're not doing anything.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello in new to this forum and looks like i have a problem with my pc its a Dell Inspiron 560s.
The specs says it runs at 2.8Ghz but when i look at CPU-Z it says its running at 1.1 when in doing nothing but when im gaming(kinda) it only goes to a maximum of 2.3 Ghz i heard Intel has a Power Saving Technology but i want to get the most performance from my pc because when i play some games it feels so slow sometimes, here are some screenshots

 

IDLE SPEED

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GAMING SPEED

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It's ok, power saving... it'll run at full speed if there's any load

Try torturing it with prime95 or AIDA64


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The 1.2 GHz is to save power when idling (you do not need the max frequency just for web browsing etc). You can turn off power saving if you want (but I only recommend this if you always have a way to charge the laptop).


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Look in the BIOS for an option called "intel speedstep". I'm not sure if this CPU supports it, but it nerfs your core speed to save power when it thinks you're not doing anything.


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It's intel speedstep, it lowers the multiplier and voltage to preserve battery life. If you put it on high performance (and preferably plug it into a socket) it'll run at max power.


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Hello in new to this forum and looks like i have a problem with my pc its a Dell Inspiron 560s.

The specs says it runs at 2.8Ghz but when i look at CPU-Z it says its running at 1.1 when in doing nothing but when im gaming(kinda) it only goes to a maximum of 2.3 Ghz i heard Intel has a Power Saving Technology but i want to get the most performance from my pc because when i play some games it feels so slow sometimes, here are some screenshots

 

IDLE SPEED

 

-snip-

 

GAMING SPEED

 

-snip-

 

SORRY FOR BAD ENLGISH AND GAMMARS :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

What are your temps?

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I was playing League of Legends ATM.

 

Look in the BIOS for an option called "intel speedstep". I'm not sure if this CPU supports it, but it nerfs your core speed to save power when it thinks you're not doing anything.

 

Thank You. I disabled it and now i get almost full 2.8 Ghz gaming and it stills goes to 1.1~ when doing nothing

It's intel speedstep, it lowers the multiplier and voltage to preserve battery life. If you put it on high performance (and preferably plug it into a socket) it'll run at max power.

Thanks now its all good 

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Edit. This post is solved, thanks for the replies.

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