I been having alot of issues with my laptop and out of curiosity i grabbed a 3 dollar T8300 and dropped it in and it solved my bottlenecking issues but how? it doesnt make any sense its only 2.4 the T9600 is 2.8. i never seen anything like this before. The laptop im using it in is an HP Elitebook 8530P and i bought it used with the T9600 installed. could it have been a faulty processor? i know the first question and no it was running 2.8GHz rock solid.