Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 reports wrong cpu speed?


14 Jan 2010   #1

XP Media center / Win 7 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 reports wrong cpu speed?

Iíve been running my CPU (Q9400) overclocked at 3.2 Ghz since I put windows 7 in, I have just changed my RAM and can now get my CPU to 3.3Ghz, only a little more I know but Windows reports the CPU at 3.2 Ghz still, CPUz is reporting 3.3Ghz, same as bios.

No big deal but does anyone know why it might do this?




Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have seen Windows do this before. It's so close, Windows is not a precision tool. Trust the BIOS and CPUZ when it comes to CPU frequency.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2010   #3

XP Media center / Win 7 64bit
 
 

I see, so the latest state of the art version of Windows is not a precision tool

Sounds quite funny, but I see what you mean nate42nd, thanks for the reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


14 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You would think it would be more "precise" but I have seen it wrong too many times.

I overclock too and I have seen it wrong a lot. i just look at the BIOS if I need to know.

Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

UPDATE ur WIE
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2010   #6

XP Media center / Win 7 64bit
 
 

Run the WEI again but still reports as 3.2GHz, CPU has gone up from 7.3 to 7.4, so I know the extra MHz and faster RAM are doing something.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 home basic 32bit
 
 

what do you think about this? it doesn't show OC at all...


Attached Thumbnails
Windows 7 reports wrong cpu speed?-prntccrn.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I don't believe that particular system window shows the processors actual speed but only what the manufacturers specified speed is.

It also doesn't show any downclocking done by power saving that CPUID will show.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 home basic 32bit
 
 

it shows oc corectly on my phenom ll x4 965
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #10

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Some of the older CPU's internal firmware including Intels don't send that info to Windows OS. Depends on the CPU and the version of Windows.

Your Phenom II x4 is a newer generation with newer firmware.

Mike
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 reports wrong cpu speed?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Windows 7 reports wrong cpu speed?
Thread Forum
Memory speed - wrong memory??? Hardware & Devices
Windows reports wrong graphics card Graphic Cards
Solved DIR 615 reports link at 300Mbps, windows reports 150Mbps Network & Sharing
Wrong clock speed! Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 showing wrong CPU speed. Performance & Maintenance
Wrong Memory speed Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33