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My laptop has a clock speed of 1.73 GHz, but i find that it allways runs on <br />
800 MHz. Ive tried to fix this problem, but nothing has worked so far. <br />
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Its really annoying me!!
 

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Its common for laptops to advertise a cpu speed but not deliver on it.<br />
Must be an H.P. or Compaq.<br />
Boot into bios and see if you have an option for Cool and Quiet, or battery saving.<img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
You might be stuck with 800mhz<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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My wife got a H.P. 939-3200 that only runs at 1.0g max without any bios options to speed it up.<br />
Bummer. <br />
She still doesn't know the difference.<br />
She's always asking why my oc'd desktop is so much faster at everything, LOL
 

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Yeah, I've gone to the BIOS and checked his Speedstep. It is on, but it says Max Performance now for both. I'm n00b at lappys.
 

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Does CPU-Z (or similar) show the 800 MHz when it's under heavy load? With Speedstep on, the 800 MHz is common when the CPU is lightly loaded, but it jumps up to the full power when the extra umph is needed.
 

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As taeric stated, having speedstep on, no matter what performance settings you have the computer set at, will allow the CPU to downclock itself (by reducing the multiplier, and lowering the voltage) at times when it would just be wasting extra clock cycles. This also lowers heat, which is a good thing obviously. This is nothing to worry about. Whenever you start anything CPU intensive the speedstepping will raise the multiplier back up, and also increase the voltage on the fly. My T2500 processor in my laptop does the exact same thing. Just a note, turning OFF speedstepping will run your processor at the lower speed (800mhz) 24/7, it will NOT raise the processor speed to its 1.73 and keep it there.
 
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Oh! Nice awesome. Thanx, I'll check it out.<br><br>
EDIT: Awesome guys. It worked. Taeric I would rep you if I could. Consider this a verbal rep.
 
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