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Rainergrm
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did i overclock my laptop?

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HP ELITEBOOK x360 1030 G2
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi, so i just bought a used hp laptop the laptop was HP ELITEBOOK x360 1030 G2 and with an intel i7 7600u its should be 2.90 GHZ but when I check into task manager I see it working on 3.78 GHZ is it overclocked by the previous user? but I thought u cant overclock a laptopScreenshot (16).png

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Nigel2392
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Hey! 

Processors are amazing. 

They essentially have two speeds, a base speed and a boost speed.

It should essentially always run at base speed, unless its thermal throttling, or you set it up that way.

However, when the CPU gets enough thermal headroom, it can boost up (In your case, up to 3.9Ghz!)

 

This is technically an overclock, yes, but this is from intel itself and is thus baked into the firmware. You don't have anything to worry about!

 

Without some extensive firmware manipulation, you often aren't able to overclock laptops. (I would not recommend getting anywhere near your firmware)

 

 

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Nigel2392
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Hey! 

Processors are amazing. 

They essentially have two speeds, a base speed and a boost speed.

It should essentially always run at base speed, unless its thermal throttling, or you set it up that way.

However, when the CPU gets enough thermal headroom, it can boost up (In your case, up to 3.9Ghz!)

 

This is technically an overclock, yes, but this is from intel itself and is thus baked into the firmware. You don't have anything to worry about!

 

Without some extensive firmware manipulation, you often aren't able to overclock laptops. (I would not recommend getting anywhere near your firmware)

 

 

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