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EDIT: ITS NOT SPEEDSTEP

i got a prob with my Dell Inspiron 600M notebook.

its running on a 1.6GHz Pentium M (Banias Core) and its shows on SpeedSwitchXP that its runnin 600Mhz and 600Mhz is its Max Speed.

here's a screenshot:




i reinstalled XP, reset the BIOS to its factory defaults, took out the CPU and pretty much did everything i can think of...

and also on Notebook Hardware Control (NHC), its temp shows 85*C CPU temp constantly. i think i pretty much screwed my comp..

anyone! please help!
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What does cpu-z display ?
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Dude, it's susposed to do that.

It's a mobile processor so it turn's the Vcore and multi down to save power.

Can't for the love of me remember what it's called though

The power is there when it need's to be
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PetrolHead
Dude, it's susposed to do that.

It's a mobile processor so it turn's the Vcore and multi down to save power.

Can't for the love of me remember what it's called though
Intel SpeedStep technology, .
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Intel SpeedStep technology, .
SpeedStep, that's it!
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Originally Posted by PetrolHead
Dude, it's susposed to do that.

It's a mobile processor so it turn's the Vcore and multi down to save power.

Can't for the love of me remember what it's called though
PetrolHead is right...
Check this link
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The latest innovation in this department is also the incorporation of the SpeedStep 3 technology which has enhanced sleep stages in comparison to the previous versions of SpeedStep. With this technology, a 1.6 GHz Pentium M can effectively throttle to clock speeds of 600 MHz, 800 MHz, 1000 MHz, 1200 MHz, 1400 MHz and 1600 MHz.
I mean I already knew about SpeedStep but I never imagined Pentium M CPUs could slow down so much !
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post #7 of 14
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its not speedstep. i know what that is and its not that.

eversince i took out the CPU it been acting like this.

trust me on this. its NOT SPEEDSTEP

it wont go any higher than 600MHz. 9/10 of the time the CPU Load is 100%.

i officially screwed up my comp. CPU-Z says its a 1.6GHz CPU but it only runs 600MHz as its top speed....

and its 85*C idle AND Load. could it be that i took off some of that black thermal stuff on the core? well imma found out because i bought a new mobo for my desktop and some artic silver 5.


but any ideas?
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and its 85*C idle AND Load. could it be that i took off some of that black thermal stuff on the core? well imma found out because i bought a new mobo for my desktop and some artic silver 5.

but any ideas?
You mean you took the heatsink off, took off some of the black thermal stuff that was on the CPU and then you put the heatsink back on your CPU again ?
If that's the case then I suggest shutting down your machine right way.
Not that you're in any immediate danger because Pentium M CPUs can withstand much higher temperatures than P4s. Your CPU has a max core temperature of 100C (details here).
There's something fishy about the fact that the CPU has the same temperature when it's idle and when it's under load.

Get yourself some thermal compound (Arctic Silver 5 is excellent).
After you do that take off the heatsink again apply a bb-sized amount of Arctic Silver 5 in the center of your CPU and re-seat the heatsink.
It should take around 200 hours max for your thermal compound to cure after which you should experience a noticeable drop in CPU temperatures.
Don't put too much thermal compound otherwise you will make the heat transfer process worse.

Check this link for detailed info on how to apply Arctic Silver 5.
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by zone
You mean you took the heatsink off, took off some of the black thermal stuff that was on the CPU and then you put the heatsink back on your CPU again ?
If that's the case then I suggest shutting down your machine right way.
Not that you're in any immediate danger because Pentium M CPUs can withstand much higher temperatures than P4s. Your CPU has a max core temperature of 100C (details here).
There's something fishy about the fact that the CPU has the same temperature when it's idle and when it's under load.
but i mean its just staying a constant 85*C. i took off the heatsink while the comp is on and felt the CPU, its like probably 35*C. could i have messed up the thermal sensor? or is it just that there isnt any thermal compound on it?
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Dude... you should not take the heatsink off while the CPU is running !
There's no way your CPU could be running at 35C without a heatsink otherwise Intel wouldn't make use of it.
Still you confirmed that it was barely warm to the touch.
It's a general rule that whenever you take a heatsink off any CPU you should clean the thermal compound and re-apply a new thin layer.
So start by doing that as a first step and monitor your temps to see if you still get 85C during both idle and load states.
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