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Processor problems :(

Discussion in 'Games' started by Siress, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. Siress

    Siress Thread Starter

    Jul 20, 2006
    I recently bought a new laptop - Acer Aspire 5004WLMi

    This laptop has a 1.8GHz processor. Today I bought the game Black & White II. The system reqs for the game say a processor speed of 1.6GHz. I started it up and it doesn't play at all. All the characters have limbs and things out of place and eyeballs floating everywhere, it's ridiculous. Anyway...I shut the game down and looked at my computer properties and it said my processor was at 796MHz. I went to advanced and shut off all the extra fanciness in the performance area and it brought my processor speed back up to 1.8GHz. I tried running the game again and it didn't help at all. So I shut the game down again and I checked my properties again and lo and behold my processor speed was back down to half of what it should be. It goes back up after a few minutes, but I do not understand why it is doing this. I don't know if this is a game-related issue or something to do with my processor. Does anybody have any ideas?
  2. Jones


    Jul 28, 2005
    Some laptops have settings in the BIOS for automatic control of the processor, to save on battery power. You should be able to manually set it to stay at 1.8ghz .
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