CPU poor performance Issues!

October 5, 2011 at 02:43:30
Specs: Windows 7, 2.4 Dual core
I have been having seriosusly poor performance on my XPS m1730, then yesterday I saw a noticed in the event log that stated the CPU was running at limited performance, I cheecked the power management and it is set to high performance, I tried to find a utility that would let me clock the CPU to no avail, I ran the CPUZ utility and here is the screen shot http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.p... Can anyone help?

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#1
October 5, 2011 at 07:15:24
Laptops vary the CPU clock speed based on load. If the CPU were to run at full speed at all times, the battery would only last about 30 min or so, not to mention it would end up running hot & probably overheat. It is NOT adviseable to overclock a laptop because of this. When's the last time you blew the dust out of the cooling vents?

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#2
October 6, 2011 at 09:40:42
laptops basically are engineered to run cpu speed based on the load u put on it, basically this needs to raise up the heat of the cpu, and it will overheat. to avoid that clean the dust from the fans, and dont put the laptop on ur lap or cloth it will block the air flow put the laptop on a cooling pad(if available) if not a table of some sort

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#3
October 6, 2011 at 09:58:04
The thing is, my laptop is always on a cooling pad, and I have checked the bottom of the laptop for excessive heat and it usually seems just fine. Whats a good app to check the core temp? And what is a safe temp for it to be at?

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#4
October 6, 2011 at 20:00:54
SpeedFan for temps
Remember if you could run CPU at full speed all of the time, excessive heat will of course be a problem, but extremely short battery life is also a major problem. If your CPU speeds up whenever you need it, what is the difference if it slows down in between to run cooler and conserve battery power. Most computing does not use full CPU power except in short bursts. Some applications like gaming, number crunching, and some others may run your CPU more continuously, but not most, and the rest of the time it is idle anyway.

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