Changed the Speed of my CPU!

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Steve Costa

03 Apr, 2013 01:39 AM

I have a MAcBook Pro 2011. I ran the 32-bit version of GeekBench and it changed by a lot of the speed of my i3. According to my About This Mac and GeekBench I now have a 798 Mhz I3. How can I changed this..I've done the standard reboot but nothing has changed and if I have three hours restoring from a backup I am going to be a bit annoyed. Why did this happen? And how can I undo it without restoring from a backup and I'm not even sure that will fix the problem. This is very annoying and I wish there have been a warning about this happening. I've included a photo of the GeekBench results.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John on 13 Apr, 2013 02:21 AM

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    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for your message. I'm not aware of any MacBook Pro models that use an i3 processor. Are you running OS X on non-Apple hardware?

    In my experience there are a number of issues that come with running OS X on non-Apple hardware, including incorrect system information. It's entirely possible your processor is running at full speed! I'd recommend running Geekbench again and comparing your benchmark score to the scores for other Core i3-2350Ms. If the scores are close then it's just a system information bug with your system.


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