Solved Maximum CPU usage over 100%?

August 23, 2012 at 18:01:35
Specs: Windows 7 x64, Intel i7 / 4 GB
I have a new i7 laptop running Windows 7. I'm just noticing something weird. I opened up Resource Monitor and it shows me for my CPU usage and max frequency. CPU usage is around 10%. It only makes sense to me the maximum frequency should be 100%. But some reason it keeps on showing 102%-110% and it keeps bobbing around higher than 100%. Only thing I think of when I see a CPU using over 100% of it's frequency is overclocking, but this is a brand new laptop that I haven't done anything to monkey with the CPU to overclock it. (I don't even know if you can do that these days.)

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August 23, 2012 at 19:27:02
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i5 and i7 processors have a technology called Turbo Boost. When an application needs the extra horsepower, Turbo Boost temporarily increases the CPU's clock speed (as long as it's running cool enough).

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