I'm having problems with my m11x R2 (i7). When I boot the bios and
change the values for overclock, the highest speed that I can achieve is
1.5 even if I'm selecting 1.66 (with turbo boost enabled).
This was pretty strange, so I downloaded the Turbo Boost utility from
Intel and guess what? It said that my processor wasn't turbo boost
enabled (!) even though we all know it is, maybe I'm missing some
processor drivers. As this was one of the reasons that I bought this
laptop I would appreciate your help regarding this issue.
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Go back into the Bios.Intel SpeedStep = EnabledCPU Turbo Mode = EnabledCPU Over-clock (Try all of the settings and report back to me which ones do not work)134MHz136MHz138MHz140MHz142MHz144MHz146MHz148MHz150MHz152MHz154MHz156MHz158MHz160MHz162MHz164MHz166MHz
Strictly speaking none of them work...
I tried with all the speeds and windows always showed 120.
However, I also used wcpuid on the speeds showed below and the results
BIOS - ICPUID
134 - 120
150 - 134
Here goes a more detalied table
Help me understand this. If wcpuid is showing those settings, doesn't that mean that the CPU is running at that chosen rate? Is Windows System Properties just not reporting things correctly?
1) the CPU is running at a rate that is actually slower than the selected in the bios.
2) Windows system properties is not reporting CPU speed correctly
I'm also concerned with the fact that my processor doesn't have turbo boost, as the intel utility said.
Thanks for your help
Still awaiting a response from engineering.
These are all of the default M11x-R2 CPU speeds -Intel Core i7-640UM, 1.20GHz, 4MB L2 CacheIntel Core i5-520UM, 1.06GHz, 3MB L2 CacheIntel Core i3-330UM, 1.20GHz, 3MB L2 CacheIntel Pentium U5400, 1.20GHz, 3MB L2 Cache
I know on the Alienware Desktops that Windows System Properties will not report an overclocked state. All those guys use CPU-Z. I do not see anything in our Alienware Laptop documentation about "Turbo Boost"? On the Alienware Desktops they have a thing called Turbomode.
Hi Chris, I'm talking about this:
In this sentence on that page, click the 1 -All the Alienware M11x processors are also over-clockable 1 beyond the standard specification to help maximize performance.
Good day Chris,
Im having the same problem, i overclock at bios and i choose 1.66 and for some reason when i check it always stays at 1200mhz or lower.
I dont know if you guys resolved the problem already. Hope you can help, Thank you!