Okay so... I was playing Assassins Creed Blackflag. I had been dealing with the extremely grating and idiotic power throttling issue on my Alienware 17r2 with this particular CPU. The other day I followed what was said in this thread. http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/early-2015-throttling-some-info-id-like-to-share.787044/ I personally undervolted mine to -45 as anymore than that caused crashes once in a while. I also put the TDP to 80w instead of 47 and 58w. I also undervolted the Intel integrated GPU to -25 and OC'ed my GPU by +110 Mhz by base clock and +270 Mhz for the memory clock. Naturally I uninstalled that Intel thermal dynamic framework. While gaming my speed was never below 3.3 Ghz, when I got out of the game I put on my battery profile in Throttlestop to let the CPU relax which is set at its base speed of 2.6 Ghz. That's when I spotted this... Is this a mistake? Obviously that's not even possible right? I didn't overclock the CPU past it's normal turbo boost speed of 3.6 GHz! If this actually happened should I maybe lower the allowed TDP? That can't be safe if it actually happened.