Hello S Ulmer,
Based on your processor specifications it was designed to run up to 3.3 GHz with Intel ® Turbo Boost Technology.
This feature is enable by default in our processors, however, depends on the laptop manufacture, they could disable this technology if they want to.
In our motherboards, you can find the Turbo Boost technology feature on the BIOS, under the Performance tab>processor overrides. There you are able to disable it or enable it. However, I suggest you to check with the laptop manufacturer where this information could be found in their BIOS.
No need to search for the Turbo Boost technology feature in the BIOS..
The problem was solved by Pierre Romani http://communities.intel.com/message/192265#192265 :
click on start button, type msconfig in the search bar, then press Enter, then go to start, advanced options and uncheck the number of processors and memory limit.
Thanks a million, Pierre.
Not only did this simple procedure enable the turbo boost function, but it also brought back the 4th core of my i7-3610QM processor which did not work before.