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How would one such as myself go about increasing his CPU's GFlops? I'm just curious. Oh and When I check to see what my current amount of GFlops are it says my CPU is clocked @3.4GHz when I OC'd it to 4.3GHz. Is that normal?

asked Sep 09 '12 at 01:46

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"How would one such as myself go about increasing his CPU's GFlops" first off GigaFlops is not related to the CPU directly It is related to the system as a whole. Overclocking may help but not garinteed.

things that effect the number of flops a computer can run are:

  • CPU Speed
  • CPU Cache Size
  • CPU Cache Speeds
  • Number of cores on the CPU
  • Number of threads
  • Architecture of the CPU (how many pipeline stages it has and how many logic blocks are super scaled)
  • Does the CPU have a hardware FPU built in?
  • FSB speed
  • Current Running Tasks
  • Memory Amount
  • Memory Speed
  • Hard Drive speed (to a lesser degree)
  • and so many more things

So how can you get more flops out of your computer? Well make sure you have no bottle necks, make sure your system has high end parts, make sure you have correct system drivers, and more.

answered Sep 09 '12 at 12:41

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I have pretty good parts imo. But thanks for the info!

(Sep 09 '12 at 18:01) SuperZeoX SuperZeoX's gravatar image

Yes, it is normaly that it still reports the Stock speed, if you are unsure run Intel's PID software.

Overclocks never show, since it is the processor that rerports the speed as part of the name, not it's true speed.

answered Sep 09 '12 at 17:15

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Tim Fontana

Thanks! For a second I thought I did something wrong haha.

(Sep 09 '12 at 18:00) SuperZeoX SuperZeoX's gravatar image
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