amila a1650g cpu speed problem

June 8, 2011 at 20:18:34
Specs: Windows XP, sempron 3400+ / 384MB

i have an amilo a1650g (fuijitsu-siemens) with a sempron 3400+ working under winxp sp2 oem. The cpu should work at max speed 2GHz when control panel >>> power options>>>> always on is switched and computer plug to external electricity (doesnt sound very british, xcuse me, I dont find a better word).

Now, the speed is best 800MHz, after disconnecting slow down to 720 and after reconnecting the electricity slow down again to 640MHz, till right now 320Mhz.

Till now this was not a big problem, but my wife wants to use premiere, that needs 2GHz (for the memory I will do the necessary, that will not be the problem). When I use hard documents for trying to speed up the Cool'n'Quiet (open office draw with complicated documents and many picts) it just doesnt speed up anything.

What can I do to really open the "doors" till 2GHz?

Thanks in adavnce

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June 8, 2011 at 20:51:23
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June 8, 2011 at 23:00:48
What you are seeing is normal Laptops reduce the CPU speed to preserve battery life.

Your actually need more than 384MB memory, you need to go to Crucial and see if it is possible to add more memory. Ideally you need 1GB to run XP.

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June 9, 2011 at 09:04:36
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June 9, 2011 at 16:02:56
"Is there helpful guys here?"

That attitude will get you nowhere here. You received an answer that is factual. The items you mention may rely more on the GPU than the CPU. And as mentioned, 384MB is weak. That is probably the biggest obstacle.

If the CPU frequency never exceeds 800MHz then that is all the processor power that is needed for the task.

Look at this old thread here at CN.

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June 9, 2011 at 19:56:11
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June 9, 2011 at 23:02:52
I will ignore your snide remark chalking it up to your parents bad upbringing.

Talking about adding RAM isn't making your laptop run any faster. Add some RAM now.

If you had bothered to look at the link in #4 above there were some suggestions in there.

You can also boot into the BIOS screens and see if you can disable Cool n Quiet there.

None of that will help if you have to wait 4 to 5 minutes for a command to executed. If that is the case then you have some serious problems. Either a massive infection or way way too many processes running at the same time.

Even a processor running a 320MHz will work faster than you are describing. Had you mentioned the lag you are experiencing at the start you would have gotten different answers.

Open task manager and post how many processes are currently running.

Download and run the cleaner module in Ccleaner Slim from the first link below.

Download and run malwarebytes from the second link below.

Sounds like you don't have a clue about maintaining a computer.

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June 10, 2011 at 00:07:30
Why do I bother ???????????????????????

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June 10, 2011 at 12:35:36
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June 10, 2011 at 12:56:43
System idle is supposed to register all the CPU cycles that aren't being used by other processes.

I didn't suggest you run the registry module in Ccleaner. The default is the cleaner module.

If you think that a registry cleaner that removes more entries is superior then you don't know much about the process. You want to remove orphan files and that is it. Aggressive cleaners can disable your Windows installation for no good reason.

Again, 384MB of available RAM is not enough.

Boot into Windows safe mode and see how the computer runs there?

Are you running SP3? If so, I suggest you use Windows Security Essentials instead of AVG. AVG is a good program but it is taxing your system which doesn't have enough RAM as it is. WSE is light on the resources and is free.

I suggest you run msconfig and disable some of the items that are running. You don't need programs that search for updates to your programs, for instance.

AVG may be set to scan while you are trying to do other things. Try WSE.

What is the percentage of free space on your Windows partition?

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June 11, 2011 at 09:55:29
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June 11, 2011 at 10:00:25
I won't miss you!

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June 11, 2011 at 10:15:42
No problem, this is internet, the best place to feel somebody. Seems necessary.

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June 11, 2011 at 12:19:35

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