I'm working on overclocking my rig right now, but I need to know the cpu frequency from within Ubuntu. I've figured out that I have to run a stress test while preforming the following commands to get a "accurate" reading, but they still only record stock speed. I've tried
sudo cat /proc/cpuinfo but that shows my CPU cores running at 800MHz. I've looked in
System Information but both report my cores running at 2900.00MHz, when the BIOS reports my poor overclocking skills coming in at roughly 3100.00MHz.
After a reboot and overclocking my CPU another 200MHz, both tools now report 3200.0MHz when my BIOS says its just above 3400.00MHz. The tools don't report the stock speed, but I doubt they're reporting the real speed, they're about 200MHz low.
What am I doing wrong, why are these tools only reporting my stock settings?