HP laptop very slow in Win7 power saving mode

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
July 7, 2010 at 05:36:00
Specs: Windows 7
hi,
whenever i change from high performance to powersaving mode, the cpu goes to 100 percent and becomes extremely slow(unusable).The laptop responds to the user actions very lately.
When contacted by the hp, they gave me bios fix, but didnt work. My current bios version is F.41.
Make and Model- HP Dv6 1154tx,64 bit windows 7
Specs-4gb ram, p8600,ati 4650.

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#1
July 7, 2010 at 13:04:15
A guy goes to the doctor and say. Doc, when ever I bend my hand back like this it hurts. The doctor say, well, stop doing that!

You may need to use taskman or performance monitor (system monitor) or the tools at systernals to diag system resources.

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#2
July 7, 2010 at 23:59:30
as i said...the lap becomes completely unusable.
I mean even the video plays in slow motion.

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#3
July 8, 2010 at 01:54:07
if this is a new machine take it back, a bios fix sounds like a con to me, however, if you check your running process's you can see what is using your dpu to 100%, you might also be able to stop your processor from throttling back as it maybe running only 1 core instead of 2-4, the only way your cpu can be running at 100% is if a process is running it so hard, maybe a loop, you would be better off returning the machine, or stop using powersave mode untill you find out which process is using the cpu, press ctrl-alt-del and choose task manager/process es you can see what exactly is using the cpu and stop that process.

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#4
July 8, 2010 at 08:10:43
thank u..will check it out. yeah i still have the warranty.

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#5
July 8, 2010 at 08:12:28
also.
in Ubuntu when i side step between 2.4ghz,1.6ghz,800mhz. its working perfectly fine.I guess the problem is with a particular process only then.

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#6
July 8, 2010 at 10:16:36
it sounds that way, it could also be driver issues but a process sounds more like it, there are a few virus's out there that could much the same..
you try saving all your files and doing a factory restore, if it still has the same issue, then you know its not a virus or a driver..

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#7
July 9, 2010 at 08:40:51
problem is not solved. Might that be a hardware problem? So the solution to it is to give it back to the hp for repair?

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#8
October 21, 2010 at 10:57:05
I have the same problem with my DV6-1259dx

I have a CPU temp / load / frequency monitor..

when placed in Power save Mode, Frequency droppes to .8Ghz istead of 1.9 - 2.0 when in High Performance. The CPU Load is always at 100% while it only reaches 20% max when in High Performance.

Try messing around with the advanced settings:
-Power Options
-Change Plan Settings (on desired power plan)
-Change Advanced Power Settings
-Scroll to "Processor Power Managment"

mess around with minimum and maximum CPU %.

NOTE default values in power save mode will cause the computer to run at .9xxx volts saving power but putting a much higher load on the CPU, when in High Performance it reads a steady 1.1374v

also i have BIOS version F.41 11/12/2009


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#9
February 2, 2011 at 06:52:00
In powersaver advanced options , change system cooling policy to active instead of passive in both battery and ac power. This will solve the issue

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