3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2009 6:41 AM by chiller1

    i7-950 3,06 ghz processor running at 2,66ghz: why?

      I just buy it and its running at 2,66 instead of 3,06

      im using a evga x58 mother board and a 750w power supply with 6 ram x2 gig ocz and gtx 295

      anyone know why?

        • 1. Re: i7-950 3,06 ghz processor running at 2,66ghz: why?

          Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility
          Version: 4.20.20090811
          Time Stamp: 2009/11/26 18:43:29
          Operating System: 5.2-3790-Service Pack 1
          Number of processors in system: 1
          Current processor: #1
          Active cores per processor: 4
          Disabled cores per processor: 0
          Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz
          Type: 0
          Family: 6
          Model: 1A
          Stepping: 5
          Revision: F
          Maximum CPUID Level: B
          L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 32 KB
          L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
          L2 Cache: 4 x 256 KB
          L3 Cache: 8 MB
          Packaging: LGA1366
          Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: Yes
          MMX(TM): Yes
          Intel(R) SSE: Yes
          Intel(R) SSE2: Yes
          Intel(R) SSE3: Yes
          Intel(R) SSE4: Yes
          Enhanced Halt State: No
          Execute Disable Bit: Yes
          Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
          Intel(R) 64 Architecture: Yes
          Intel(R) Virtualization Technology: Yes
          Expected Processor Frequency: 3.07 GHz
          Reported Processor Frequency: 2.66 GHz
          Expected System Bus Frequency: 133 MHz
          Reported System Bus Frequency: 133 MHz
          Expected QuickPath Interconnect Speed: 4.80 GT/s
          Reported QuickPath Interconnect Speed: 4.80 GT/s
          Expected Integrated Memory Controller Frequency: 1066 MHz
          Reported Integrated Memory Controller Frequency: 1066 MHz

          • 2. Re: i7-950 3,06 ghz processor running at 2,66ghz: why?
            Ytterbium

            It's likly to be due to SpeedStep, this lowers the CPU speed to save energy, when your computer is idle.  It will ramp upto 3.06 or even higher when needed.

            • 3. Re: i7-950 3,06 ghz processor running at 2,66ghz: why?
              chiller1

              you can disable Speedstep or EIST in bios of your mobo, and then the powersaving mode is gone and should run your cpu on the normal speed (+ turbo 1x multiplier)