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this may be very ignorant question but i have a dual core centrino duo that has a clock speed of 1.66 ghz. however it constantly runs at only 980 mhz. im sure its a power saving feature however im not sure if i am actually getting a full output from my processor?
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It's supposed to do that.

The processor runs at lower speeds when its not doing anything that requires the full power of the processor. It will ramp itself up to 1.6Ghz when you do something that requires it, such as loading a game.
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