I slapped my SSD in it yesterday since I've been wanting to for a while, good excuse for a fresh install of Windows. Anyways, it didnt fix anything. Its running at 266Mhz now, I'm on battery in school though. Speedstep is disabled, bios is A09, and minimum processor state is set to 100%. I'm out of things to do!
EDIT: Is there any chance that this could be caused by a faulty power adapter? I got the laptop off craigslist and sometimes it will not charge, and only sometimes when the laptop boots it will report an error that the power adapter is not a genuine 150W dell adapter. Looks good to me, produced by delta electronics so I don't think it is original.. Looks exactly like the one on dells website though. Worth the money to replace it?
Typed in the model number.. appears like my adapter is actually a Dell adapter..Edited by Lyfskills - 1/10/12 at 7:47am