cpu maximum frequency over 100 Windows Resource Monitor
What does the Maximum Frequency number mean in the Windows Resource Monitor?


100 %

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100 % core 2 duo

I3 cores


It simply means of the total maximum of your processors normal speed.
With speed step, power saving and everything else disabled, this should always read 100%.

If you have power saving on your laptop that under clocks your CPU compared to the stock speed, it will report a lower percentage.
If you have turbo boost or similar, it will report a higher percentage.
So, again, this is the current maximum percentage your processor can currently run when compared against its reported normal speed.
I am not 100% sure, but my guess is that if you overclock, the overclocked amount would be the "base" speed to Windows and overclocking by 20% would not show a 120% maximum frequency - this is just guessing, I have no way to test.