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processor speed on xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kokaik, Dec 5, 2004.

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  1. kokaik

    kokaik Thread Starter

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    hi

    i have a notebook with intel pentium 4 3.06, ram 512 hdd 40G
    running on xp pro sp 1

    my question is that is my notebook running at its peak? coz when i check in my computer under properties,

    it shown firstly the processor speed then on the bottom it shown 1.1 Ghz

    i m running direct Ac and not from the batt. is there a reason?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Most notebooks use "speed stepping" on the processor to lower the speed until its needed, to save the heat dissipation.

    Its likely that a notebook with a 3 GHz processor is actually using a "desktop" processor, and without some such ability to keep it cool it would be too hot to handle, and you could almost cook on it.
     
  3. kokaik

    kokaik Thread Starter

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    OIC. so the notebook actually set it to auto and only run max whenever that's needed. thanks
     
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