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26-May-2012, 10:43 PM #16
Some people have issues with Google chrome and it would eliminate something......memory check would be good as well as a heat test and a inspection for dust build up.
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27-May-2012, 08:58 AM #17
According to your System Properties window, your computer has an Intel Core 2 Duo T2050 1.60 GHz processor, but it's running at only 798 MHz - about 50% of its rated speed.

That's one reason why your computer is running like a turtle.

Go to Control Panel - Power Options.

Change the power schemes to Always On.

Click Apply - OK, then restart the computer.

Go back into the System Properties window.

Confirm if the processor is now running at its rated speed.

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27-May-2012, 01:30 PM #18
danke, I shall do that and run the memtest as well
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27-May-2012, 01:54 PM #19
The My Computer properties window still shows 798 MHz, could this be due to my dual-core processor? Could it be only using one core for some reason, or is the window only showing one core? I am also using a power adapter from an older Dell laptop because the one that came with this one is broken, could that be causing any problems?
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27-May-2012, 02:55 PM #20
I ran the memtest, and it completed with no errors.
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28-May-2012, 06:21 PM #22
Is upgrading the RAM the only option left? Why does it show the computer running at 798 MHz when the processor can go up to 1.6 GHz?

I used to be able to watch YouTube videos smoothly, now I can barely play them.
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28-May-2012, 06:50 PM #23
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The My Computer properties window still shows 798 MHz, could this be due to my dual-core processor? Could it be only using one core for some reason, or is the window only showing one core? I am also using a power adapter from an older Dell laptop because the one that came with this one is broken, could that be causing any problems?

The processor speed may be correct - the processor speed is reduced when the computer is idle - Intel chips have something called Speedstep.
Once you put the Pc under load - running a game etc, the speed will increase and reach the optimum of 1.60 GHz.

flavallee may agree or not with the above
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28-May-2012, 07:25 PM #24
If we can get win2kpro to jump in, he's the Intel guru here and may be able to explain the processor speed issue.

I've sent him a private message.

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29-May-2012, 12:23 PM #25
Go here;

http://www.intel.com/support/process...tep+technology

Read the section entitled "How do I use Enhanced Intel Speedstep® Technology?"

and

"To verify that Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology is enabled do the following:"
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29-May-2012, 01:00 PM #26
I closed all programs except for Avast which cannot be turned off. The CPU usage was lowered to around 1-3% and My Computer listed the current processor speed as lower than the specified processor speed.

It shows the speed as 798 MHz (the specified speed is 1.60 GHz) no matter how much CPU usage there is, and on every power management scheme.

I have not checked the SpeedStep settings on the BIOS setup.
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In My Computer if you are showing both speeds, i.e. 798MHz and 1.60GHz. SpeedStep is engaged. Shut off SpeedStep in BIOS and change the power scheme to Always On and it should take the processor up to full speed.

http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/rese...ech/203838.htm
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04-Jun-2012, 05:06 PM #30
I disabled SpeedStep, restarted, and the computer slowed even more. My Computer did list the processor speed as 1.6 GHz, but when I started Google Chrome, I received a BSOD.

DRIVER_ERQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

STOP: 0x000000D1, 0x000000C9. 0x00000005, 0x00000000, 0xF73CF88D

atapi.sys - Address F73CF88D base at F73C6000, DateStamp 4802539d

It said it made a memory dump, but I went to the specified dump path and it was not there.
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