Actual Processor Speed?

By chopper77 ยท 6 replies
Aug 22, 2003
  1. Hey everyone-

    I was running PCMark 2002 the other day and my scores were really low for my system (it's been running slow lately..) I have a Sony Vaio laptop GRX670, P4 2 Ghz, 512 MB RAM and a 40 GB HD. PCMark saw my clock speed as 1.17 Ghz, and Sandra sees it as 1.19 Ghz.... What's up with that? Is it really running that slow? How do I get this thing back up to speed? Thanks a ton guys, I really appreciate it!
  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    sounds like

    time for an enema...........cleaners: spyware /registry/unnecessary files/virus you name it...........get it out of there :grinthumb
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Chopper, Adaware will get rid of many many virus's, trojans, backdoors, worms,etc,etc. Its one of the best spyware-removal tools. You can download it here:

    I have no idea why your CPU is being reconized as that slow, pretty awkard. But get Adaware anyways if you dont have it, its great and will keep your PC clean and healthy :)
  4. lzrdlps

    lzrdlps TS Rookie

    Recently faced similar problem, laptops run a "Speedstep" program to maximize the battery life. System draws processor speed as necessary.
  5. chopper77

    chopper77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the quick replies. Does this speedstep program slow down my computer? Is there a way to disable it? Ad-aware is gonna be run soon as well as spybot s & d!
  6. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592


    do not have great battery life, there are exceptions, but, as a's drainin' only if it's unplugged.........but let's face it, you got it plugged in right?, so don't worry about that too much, just clean house
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

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