Hello everyone! For the past two weeks or so I've been having a hell of a time with my Samsung Series 3 laptop. For whatever reason it has decided that it will not clock up to proper speeds when doing intensive tasks.
Although my CPU is rated for 2.3GHz it will lock itself in place at either 1.4GHz or 1.8GHz and won't go any higher. I had this problem in the past but a reboot or a system refresh in one case solved the issue. No matter what I've done my laptop still won't budge.
I've tried to get help through Tomshardware, Eight Forums and even the Samsung website but to no avail.
My observations and steps taken
My laptop will either lock in at 1.4GHz or 1.8GHz. Ihave measured my CPU speed with Core Temp, Windows Task Manager, Speccy and CPU-Z.
I was using Windows 8.1 after the problem first developed. I went into my power settings to make sure everything was fine and dandy, went into the Samsung programs provided with my computer to make sure nothing was strange there and even into the AMD Catalyst Control Panel. Nothing I have done will get this thing working.
I decided a system refresh was in order. This is about half an hour after the refresh has been completed and the problem still persists.
For the first little while my processor was hovering around 1.7GHz and then went right up to normal speeds. This lasted for a short while before dropping back to 1.8GHz.