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I have an MSi manufactured laptop which is supposed to have a multiplier step which brings the cpu multiplier from x10 to x5 when not under load. However, I have recently downgraded to xp in an attempt to get higher performance but it has only resulted in my cpu being locked at a x5 multiplier. I tried running a software overclocking program since i am locked out of any sort of settings in the bios. The program however only displays the clocks and options sections which wont help me at changing the multiplier... any suggestions?
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Could just need to go into power options and change it to performance. Or depending on how comfortable you are change advanced power setting to exactly what you want. If that doesn't work you might be able to just disable it in the bios. Its probably SpeedStep or PowerNow.
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I already checked the bios and there isn't anything like that in there... the only real options i get are boot orders and hard drive compatibility settings. The power options in xp are a bit odd compared to the vista/7 options. I tried every power mode to no avail and there aren't any real ways to customize these settings unfortunately.
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Hmm I haven't really used XP in almost two years. You could always just put whatever OS you had back on and see if its fixed. You'd probably get more help if you post the model number of your laptop as well.
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sorry about that... it's an msi gx630 and the whole reason i switched to xp was the lackluster performance i was getting in vista.
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sorry about that... it's an msi gx630 and the whole reason i switched to xp was the lackluster performance i was getting in vista.
should have went up to 7....
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should have went up to 7....
I don't own a copy of 7
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According to MSI, the VR630 has a unique power saving function (ECO Engine) which allows user to extend the battery running time while performing different tasks. By pressing on the ECO touch sensor repeatedly, you can switch among the 5 different modes – Gaming mode, Movie mode, Presentation mode, Office mode, and Turbo Battery mode (the low speed modes usually downclock the CPU).
Did you try pressing that? And make sure all the drivers are installed?
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Did you try pressing that? And make sure all the drivers are installed?
all drivers are installed and that mode button isn't supported in xp...
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all drivers are installed and that mode button isn't supported in xp...
If it isn't supporteed in XP,then the laptop's CPU throttling feature is probably keeping the CPU multi locked at X5. You'll have to re-install Vista or somehow get a copy of Windows 7 to get full power.
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