How come a speed test says my Intel i5 750 2.6 GHz Processor is running at 2.8 GHz?

by on December 21, 2010

Q: I have an Intel i5 750 2.6 GHz Processor running at stock speed. I ran three different speed tests with different software. The results all reported that the CPU was running at 2.8GHz. with the FSB at 133MHz.. I also overclocked and speed tested to check if the speed adjusted accordingly which it did. When I clocked back to the default setting and ran the speed check, it resulted as 2.8GHz.. I also checked this in the BIOS with the same result. This seems a little strange and I am just wondering if anyone else with the same processor has noticed this.


3 Responses to “How come a speed test says my Intel i5 750 2.6 GHz Processor is running at 2.8 GHz?”
  1.  

    You may have just gotten a 2.8Ghz model in the box. I won’t worry about it, but if you’re just curious I can certainly take a look:

    Can you run CPU-Z on your PC, and do a validate/upload report:

    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

    That should upload your PC stats and give a URL. Post that below and I’ll take a look for anything weird.

     
  2.  

    Hello Mark.
    It doesn’t seem to be the wrong model because it is listed as an Intel Core i5 750.

    CPU-Z upload link: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1547874
    Thankyou.

     
  3.  

    Clock speed looks correct here. CPU is running at 2.67Ghz according to CPU-Z. Intel states the clock speed for this chip to be 2.66Ghz, with rounding and differences in measurement I’d say your computer looks good and normal with no issues.