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Ok this is driving me nuts the cpu is operating at 1.2GHz wen idle and goes upto the stated 2.8GHz when needed i want it to stay at 2.8GHz does anyone have experience with M1730 BIOS and whats the best BIOS settings for an XPS M1730?

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 11
Why do you need it to stay at 2.8Ghz?
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im attempting to get the maximum preformance from it and personaly i just like to have it in one state of performance not all this energy saving rubbish lol
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post #4 of 11
Go into the bios and disable C1E/Speedstep. Or, not sure if it's possible with a ... Dell.
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
Go into the bios and disable C1E/Speedstep. Or, not sure if it's possible with a ... Dell.
i disabled speedstep but it made no diff
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post #6 of 11
Are there any other cpu options in the bios?
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post #7 of 11
turn off power saving in windows if you have tried speedstep and c1e.

and then if you click the battery icon in the taskbar and change the power plan to preformance
or something like that
post #8 of 11
I don't think CPUs always run at their max unless theyre actually doing anything. However, try this:
Turn all the power saving and Cool 'n' Quiet off in the BIOS. If not look at the menu to the left of the main BIOS page and press the button which says 'load optimised defaults'.

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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
Go into the bios and disable C1E/Speedstep. Or, not sure if it's possible with a ... Dell.
dell already allowed oc

i think it easy to find and disable c1e m speedstep options
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post #10 of 11
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i diddnt find the options but i ran a bench on CS:S using the deafult speed of 2.8GHz, 1920x1200 and all settings set to the max and got 238.11fps so i dont think its realy effecting the performance
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