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Turion ML-37

by beabuy / March 25, 2006 5:28 PM PST

hi All,

I have an HP DV5000z, with a turion ml-37, which runs at 2.0 gHz. Something peculiar happens when I right click on My Computer and select properties. Sometimes the processor speed comes up the correct 1.99 gHz, but at other times it shows 1.59 gHz. This happens totally randomly as far as I can tell. Anyone know why this happens? And I know it's not a bug in my machine, because this is the second dv5000z I have, the first one I had to send back because of a bad screen, and that one did the same thing. Anyways, anyone know why it does this? thank you.

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It'a about power saving.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2006 8:29 PM PST
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The issue annoys many and may have to go away in future designs. Nothing's broken here and it has to do with it scaling back the clock speed when it can.


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still does it when on external power
by beabuy / March 26, 2006 8:26 PM PST

thanks. i though that might be it, but if that is it, then why does it still do it when running on external power? i.e. not battery?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 9:10 PM PST

This is a nutty area where they may have to patch it up to prevent such calls to the service desks. Nothing busted or wrong, just how the chip saves power and thus cuts the amount of heat generated in the laptop.

The really sad points here is that I'm not that eloquent in explaining this and the makers don't make any attempt at all.

If Windows measures the chip speed and it happens to have been napping, the speed measurement is lower. Fix? Ignore it since it's working as it should be.


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