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HP Pavilion zv6000 Processor speed issue

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  1. AdvocateFA

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    My girlfriend just got one of these laptops as a gift from her step dad. It's used, it's his old one. The issue is, in the bios, it registers as 2GHz but Windows says it only has a 495MHz processor. It runs super slow.

    What could be the problem?
     
  2. etaf

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    where are you chcking the speed info

    my first thoight is that it is on some power saving option, CPU are often reduced in speed to save batt power

    go into controll panel
    and lock at power option settings

    2nd thougt is the the FSB settings

    I'm trying to locate a manual on the HP site at the moment - not much luck
     
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    It seems to fluctuate quite a bit. It now stays at a standard 985MHz and I've only seen it once go to 1.99GHz.

    I've checked it both through system properties and then through direct x diagnostics.
     
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    does it fluctuate with the fan coming on at all ?
     
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    I reset the bios and it seems to be working properly now. It fluctuates, but not as bad as it was before. It seems to stay at 1.99GHz now.
     
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    If I'm correct, a laptop processor will run at its rated speed all the time and not fluctuate in speed if you go into the power options in the control panel and change the power scheme to "always on".

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    It was set to go into standby after 20 minutes. I changed that to never, but it was already working properly with a bios reset.
     
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    My personal preference(whether it's a desktop or a laptop) is to set the power scheme to "Always On", set everything else to "Never", and turn off hibernation.

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