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I just bought an HP with an Athlon mobile processor 2500+ 1.87ghz. I think it is running a little slugish. I stopped all the services and backgroud programs running that I could. I ran a few "CPU speed tests" on various machines. My new laptop says 530mhz. An old 1.2ghz duron desktop said 1.2. My pentium 4 1.8 deskop said 1.79 Should my athlon mobile be saying it has a clock speed of 500-530 mhz according to these tests?!?!?!?!?! or do I have a problem?
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Luc Franken earned 150 total points
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Hi chuckbeats,

This is normal, the "PowerNow!" technology clocks down the processor in case your system doesn't need much processor power to save battery life.
http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/DownloadableAssets/Power_Now2.pdf

Greetings,

LucF
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Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's great that this battery last four hours when I'm out and about. However, I run a couple of Audio processing programs that run so much smoother when I turn PowerNow off by changing the power scheme to always on. This also allows it to show my real clock speed. I was going nutz with my brand new $1500 laptop that was causing more audio clicks and hiccups than a celeron 1.0ghz. Your a lifesaver!!!!!
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Glad to help chuckbeats ;-)

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