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gwm1471
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Processor Speed

I just purchased a HP Pavilion dv6-6145dx from Best Buy.  The specs listed stated that the processor (AMD A6-3500M) runes at 2.4ghz.  According to Windows Experience Index, the processor is 1.5ghz.  Also, CPUID lists the core speed at 807.5mhz...not sure how that translates.  Anyway, I have read on a couple of different forums that the processor on these laptops are mislabled as 2.4 and are really 1.5.  I bought this laptop over an Intel i5/i7 because of the AMD A6 processor that I read was almost as powerful as the i7....it can't be at 1.5.  Please explain...

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banhien
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Re: Processor Speed

Hi,

 

Yes, they can put it as 2.4GHz legally because the processor can run at that speed. Basically, it is a quad- core CPU and can be overclocked. You can see many Intel i7 quad-core CPU's also show only 1.x GHz too for example the i7 720QM.

 

Hope this helps.

BH
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