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Dual core at 2.2 Ghz, with one core down at 1.18

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#1 Jayson201


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:40 PM

my laptops running with a Pentium T4400 and both cores should be at 2.2 Ghz, but in system properties (I'm running WinXP) it's telling me one of my cores is down at 1.18 and that 1 Ghz makes all the difference. It also says I'm only running 2.96 Gb of my 3gb of RAM. The RAM I'm not so worried about, because I don't use up more than 1gb on a regular basis.
but my processor core running at nearly only half speed is scary. any help is appreciated

Edit, Checked sys properties again just now (11:00) and its up at 2.19GHz which isn't so big of a deal. but I'd like to know WHY its fluctuation and how to fix it.

Edited by Jayson201, 20 November 2011 - 11:00 PM.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:02 PM

2.96 gig of ram is normal-that .4 is probably being used for system resources, nothing to be concerned about.

Most CPUs these days comes with scaling technology-i.e. if the computer doesnt need the full 2.2 ghz it will scale it back to a lower frequency to save power, and that is most likely the case here. To fix it go into your control panel, hardware and sound, power options, and create custom power plan. There should be an advanced power options, you should be able to set it to always keep at the full frequency there. Seems to me there should also be a BIOS setting, but Im not sure. What kind of computer is this, and what operating system?



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