pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 19:10:56 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Ashley M. Kirchner <ashley at pcraft.com> wrote:
> So I never paid attention to this since I always assumed the system
> will do The Right Thing (TM), however while going through servers today,
> I came across this discrepancy and was hoping someone here could help me
> figure out what's going on.
> While 'cat'ing /proc/cpuinfo I see this (other information removed):
> vendor_id : GenuineIntel
> cpu family : 15
> model : 4
> model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz
> stepping : 10
> cpu MHz : 2400.000
> cache size : 2048 KB
> Someone please explain to me how the CPU is a 3.4GHz CPU (which I've
> verified by reading it right off of the top of the processor) and yet
> two lines down it says that it's 2400.000 MHz (or 2.4GHz) What happened
> with the missing 1GHz? The second CPU reports the same thing.
By default, it is running, even on newish desktops, and they don't
always go "full out".
> Is this a motherboard issue? Possibly not configured right? If so,
> boy do I feel stupid considering this machine has been in production for
> a long time and no one's ever noticed.
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