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DELL Inspiron 1150: CPU speed trouble!!!

By HitmanAngel2k3
Jul 29, 2005
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  1. Just got a laptop from a buddy of mine...and i was checking specs on it...it says that it's a 2.8 GHz CPU but its running at 1.6 GHz...so how can i change speeds and stuff? thank you all for your help. :grinthumb
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Maybe the speed has been lowered because it is running in battery mode.
     
  3. HitmanAngel2k3

    HitmanAngel2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 107

    i had laptop hooked up to AC and it was sayin that : 2.8GHz/1.6GGHz
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Are you sure the power saving mode is disabled ?
     
  5. HitmanAngel2k3

    HitmanAngel2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 107

    where do i go to change the power settings?
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Control panel -> Power Options
     
  7. HitmanAngel2k3

    HitmanAngel2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 107

    now when i hooked it up to AC, i checked cpu speed and it was 2.8GHz, and now when i unplugged it it went down to 1.6GHz. Is that suppose to do that? Is that normal?
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Yes. Laptops have power saving features & that is one of them called Intel SpeedStep.
     
  9. HitmanAngel2k3

    HitmanAngel2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 107

    thanks for your help
     
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