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What the hell is up with my XP-M 2400+?

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Right, I have no idea what the hell is going on here, but my CPUs rated speed is 1800 Mhz, and it's running at 663 Mhz. The hell? Every now and then the CPUs speed changes back to it's rated speed. Please tell me what is going on! I am quite good with pc's, but this thing just confuzzles me.
Anyway, thanks for your help.
    
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sounds like you have cool&quiet enabled in the bios, or thermal throttling, they clock down the processor to save power on a laptop, turn them off in the bios and it should stop.
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My 1800-M did that to when I first dropped it in but I readjusted the multi and fsb manually in the bios and haven't had any problems since.
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