Well mine stays above 2.2 Ghz pretty much 99% of time time. Occasionally it may pop down to 1.8 for a split second. If yours is going to 1.7 and staying there you are doing it wrong. Remember to set the Multiplier to TURBO. Remember this does not automatically launch on reboot. You have to set that up in your scheduler. My TS Benchmark with these settings on 32M and 4 threads is about 24.6. If your score is higher (worse) than that you are doing it wrong.