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Windows 7: AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M processor speed

12 Mar 2013   #1
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M processor speed

I recently bought a Acer laptop that has a AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M processor that by default runs at 1.9GHz.

On the laptop it says "with TURBO CORE technology up to 2.80GHz.

Now my question is, how can I make it run at say, 2.5GHz instead of 1.9GHz?


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12 Mar 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The turbo will set in according to CPU requirements. If you only browse the web, no turbo is needed. But if you do some video encoding, it will kick in. There is no way to set it unless you overclock which is really not recommended for a laptop (not enough cooling).
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12 Mar 2013   #3
x BlueRobot

 

Overclocking can also result in some stability issues, such as BSODs.
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13 Mar 2013   #4
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The turbo will set in according to CPU requirements. If you only browse the web, no turbo is needed. But if you do some video encoding, it will kick in. There is no way to set it unless you overclock which is really not recommended for a laptop (not enough cooling).
Oh well that is awesome! Thanks for the reply!
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13 Mar 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome.
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13 Mar 2013   #6
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

You can run CPUID and do some tasks that would stress the CPU and see if the clock speeds change automatically:

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
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