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THIS CANT BE RIGHT! Processor speed!

by Harryc8786 / August 11, 2005 12:25 PM PDT

Hey guys, I never had a problem with HP before. Jut ordered a new laptop with XP PRO Turion 64 1.8 GHZ and 256 Ram I was gona upgrade myself cheaper than ordering from HP. Well stuffs been running slow and when I Right click My Computer and check my pref. It says the right processor but @ 792 MHZ Why they $#$@ does it say its so slow? Did I get a messed up laptop? I never saw something happen like this. Should I contact HP? BTW Its a ZE2000Z notebook. Some help me out, can I do somehting, or is somehting screwed up?

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contact HP
by jmhal / August 11, 2005 2:09 PM PDT

I would suggest contacting HP. I have had some experience with their customer support and it is pretty good. I've used it several times and all my problems were solved. The location of the support personel is somewhat random I know they have a division of printer support in both seattle and india but the support person was very understandable even in india and they walk you through every step. I had a problem with my psc 1350 and image zone and at one point had at least 5 or 6 technical support persons working out the issue simultaneously.

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by damasta55r / August 11, 2005 2:09 PM PDT

Whats the PATENTED technology from intel or amd that allows the turion or intel pentiium M to lower the clock speed of the processor to save battery life....


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Two Words
by jabril / August 11, 2005 2:10 PM PDT

AMD PowerNow!

Your laptop is just fine. Open up a few apps and check back on the frequency.

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Power settings
by The -e^(i*pi) / August 11, 2005 11:53 PM PDT

in your power settings, switch from Portable/Laptop to Always On and it should be fine

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Perfectly Fine
by fancyydk / August 12, 2005 4:24 AM PDT

Your laptop is perfectly fine. There's nothing wrong with it. I have Turion 64 also and I've seen my CPU frequency switch between 1.6GHz and 700MHZ or 800MHz. It's because of AMD's special techonology for mobile processors that reduces clock speed and power consumption. I think Intel Centrino has the same thing, except it's called Speed Step or something like that.

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My Compaq R3000 does that too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 12, 2005 4:30 AM PDT

It is as others are noting the way to cut down on heat as well as extend battery time.


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Check the Compaq web site
by blibecap / January 16, 2006 1:46 AM PST

I had this problem and noticed there was a bios ROM upgrade. I installed this and it fixed the problem. It also seemed to change some actions of the cooling fan. It seems to change speed's depending on the load.

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