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Which number to trust?

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#1
Hiya all. After doing some OC'ing on my new E7200 I noticed that CPU-Z tells me that my CPU is 3.2 while 3DMark06 tells me its 3.4. Who do I choose?!
 

sneekypeet

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#2
go by whats set in bios...CPU-z is most likely right.
 

Paulieg

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#3
3dmark 06 gets cpu speeds wrong quite often. Cpu-z would be correct, and as sneeky said, your BIOS will be most accurate