Question Did Intel SpeedStep get disabled?

ethan206

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I recently upgraded my CPU from an i7 2640M to a i7 2760QM and everything seems to be fine (turbo boost, hyper threading, stability, temperatures all working normal) except I notice that in task manager when I'm idle or not doing anything and the CPU is at like 5% utilization, the clock speed is still at like 3.0GHz and with Intel SpeedStep shouldn't that lower the clock speed down? I'm pretty sure I didn't run into this issue on my old CPU, but when I go into the BIOS, it says Intel SpeedStep is enabled. Some other things to note are that I do keep my laptop plugged in at all times and am on High Performance Power Plan, so is that why? (Dell Latitude E6520)
 

ethan206

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Prior to upgrading the processor on your laptop, did you make sure that you're on the latest BIOS update? Mind sharing what OS you're working with?
I think I am using the most up-to-date BIOS, Version A22, and am using Windows 10 Pro Version 1903.
 

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