Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:41 PM
first off, you will never get that 1.4 ghz CPU to 4.5 on a laptop-turbo boost or not, you will fry it. Secondly, its working right. Secondly, I would say its working right. what AMDs turbo core (turbo boost is intel, though they both work along the same lines) is attempt to improve performance by increasing the frequency of certain cores during certain applications. It does not raise the frequency of all 4 cores, in most cases it only raises the frequency of 2 cores, and only to the speed necessary to accomplish a task. So if you start an application, that turbo core thinks a higher frequency would benefit you more then four cores, then it will boost 2 of the cores up to the necessary frequency. The other cores will still be working, but at the stock frequency. If all 4 cores were initiated it would likely lead to a overheat, and if you want to overclock you should disable this feature before attempting any overclocking, not that you should overclock on a laptop.
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Edited by the_patriot11, 06 June 2012 - 10:44 PM.
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