Solved

Athlon mobile processor

Posted on 2004-03-28
3
419 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
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?
0
Comment
Question by:chuckbeats
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Luc Franken earned 150 total points
ID: 10701811
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:chuckbeats
ID: 10702113
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!!!!!
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Luc Franken
ID: 10702131
Glad to help chuckbeats ;-)

LucF
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Before accusing the battery of being bad be sure to test if the Power Adaptor is working properly. Click Here(http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Laptops_Notebooks/A_3413-Check-Laptop-Power-Adapter-Voltage.html) . From the first time you ch…
As hardware bugs go, this is a strange one! I upgraded a laptop in December 2011 with a 512GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch/9.5mm SATA Solid State Drive (SSD), Crucial part number CT512M4SSD2: http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT512M4SSD2 …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

825 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question