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Windows 8 task manager and 4th gen i7

  1. #1


    Posts : 36
    Win 8 Pro 64bit

    Windows 8 task manager and 4th gen i7


    Hello everyone,

    a quick question..

    I just got a new laptop with an i7-4700mq in it.. so for anyone else with 4th gen Intels.. what does your task manager performance tab show? Mine shows the processor at 1% usage, but the speed up at 3.2 GHz which is turbo boost speed I think.. see my attached picture for what I mean. I just remember my previous laptop (i7-740qm) would show it throttling right down to less than 1GHz when nothing was happening.
    I have the latest drivers.

    Cheers
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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    What do you have for Power Options Minimum processor state in the power plan you are using? On default of 5% I got it throttled back, changed to 100% and didn't. I have old i7 620M though.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 36
    Win 8 Pro 64bit


    Nice one, that did it!

    Thanks!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I also have the I7-4700 MQ and the speed usually varies between 0.89-2.50 Ghz with a 1% idle. I'm running aClick image for larger version Balanced power plan.
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