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CPU Package Multiplier jumps between 16x and 37x - is this normal?

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I've just installed the FakeSMC plugins and after looking at the HWMonitor I noticed that the CPU package multiplier switches between 16x and 37x several times a minute. Is this normal? Apologies if this is a noob question, but I've tried searching and haven't found any information on something like this.
 
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I'm not an expert, but as far as I know that is simply the power saving feature of the cpu: when there is low load, it slows its frequency to 1.6 GHz, when some process demands more power, it speeds up to 3.7 GHz.
 
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Same thing here. It is normal to fluctuate? Tks
 
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